Taylor Swift: DJ accused of 'groping' singer has lawsuit against star dismissed

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Taylor Swift's allegation that a former morning radio host reached under her skirt and grabbed her backside during a photo session is bringing attention to a common but largely hidden outrage for many women.

However the ruling by U.S. District Judge William Martinez left Swift's counter-suit against Mueller, which alleges sexual assault, in tact.

DJ David Mueller had been suing Swift on the basis her claims he had sexually assaulted her had cost him his "dream job" but a judge ruled the singer could not be held liable as Mueller failed to prove she personally set out to have him fired.

According to BBC, the DJ made the same claims against Taylor's mother, #Andrea Swift, and radio promotions director Frank Bell.

Swift spent an hour on the witness stand Thursday defiantly recounting what she called a "despicable and horrifying and shocking" encounter before a concert.

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"It was a definite grab - a very long grab".

Swift's testy exchange with Mueller's attorney occasionally elicited chuckles " even from the six-woman, two-man jury. "So in my opinion, I knew he touched her", he said.

Swift said that she didn't say anything at that time because she was so intimidatingly shocked, and didn't take the issue to court before being sued because she didn't want it to define her career. She also said that she was doing this as an example for young victims of sexual assault around the world. Mueller's then-girlfriend, Shannon Melcher, is on the other side of Swift.

Melcher testified Friday that she saw nothing happen during the brief encounter and that she and Mueller were rudely confronted and escorted out of the arena that evening.

Mueller sued Swift after her team reported the alleged assault to his bosses at a country music station.

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