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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Taylor Swift's Deposition Will Be Videotaped
From this morning's NOW newsletter...
Taylor Swift doesn’t like it, but her deposition in the Denver “groping” case will be videotaped. And former KYGO/98.5 morning host David Mueller has the right to be in the room during that deposition, says The Hollywood Reporter. That meeting may be tense. But Mueller says his life was turned upside down after Swift’s 2013 allegation that he groped her bottom during a backstage meet-and-greet photo-shoot at the Pepsi Center. Her people complained to then-owner Lincoln Financial Media, and Mueller was canned from his $150,000-a-year job. He sued the superstar for slander (September 14, 2015 NOW), and she responded by claiming sexual assault and battery. Imagine the stakes, with a country jock trying to regain his reputation and salary, against the world’s top-earning celebrity ($170 million last year, per Forbes).