Friday, October 30, 2015

As the Taylor Turns

A few weeks ago I wrote about a lawsuit featuring a former disc jockey in Denver who was fired after he allegedly groped Taylor Swift at a radio station meet-and-greet. He said the he was misidentified, and sued, blaming his former boss for being the groper. Yesterday Taylor Swift responded by filing a countersuit. From Radio Online...

The countersuit claims that "Ms. Swift knows exactly who committed the assault -- it was Mueller -- and she is not confused in the slightest about whether her long-term business acquaintance, Mr. Haskell, was the culprit."

"Resolution of this Counterclaim will demonstrate that Mueller alone was the perpetrator of the humiliating and wrongful conduct targeted against Ms. Swift," the countersuit alleges, "and will serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts."

The papers allege that "Mueller did not merely brush his hand against Ms. Swift while posing for the photograph, he lifted her skirt and groped her." After the alleged incident, Swift was "surprised, upset, offended and alarmed," and informed her photographer, tour manager and security team.