Taylor Swift has accused DJ David Mueller of groping her while they posed for a photo in 2013, and her account is truly alarming. Also alarming? The fact that Mueller has completely denied the claim. The DJ recently appeared on 955 Detroit's "Mojo in the Morning"Mojo in the Morning," and had this to say:
"What I was told that night and what I was told that day were different, but what I'm hearing now is that I stuck my hand under her skirt and grabbed her bare bottom. My right hand—I'm looking at the photographer and I'm trying to get my right hand, you know, behind Taylor, because [another DJ] was on the other side of Taylor. My other hand I think was just on my belt or on my pocket, my left hand. So my right hand, I've got my hand closed and my palm down, and I reach behind, toward Taylor. Our hands touched and our arms crossed. That's all I remember."
Mueller also claimed that his hand "was not touching her body" and was never under her skirt: "I never grabbed her," he said. "My hand was not open."
Meanwhile, Swift's version of events is very different:
"Right as the moment came for us to pose for the photo, he took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass cheek, and no matter how much I scooted over it was still there. It was completely intentional, I've never been so sure of anything in my life."
And her security guard, Greg Dent, said in his deposition:
"Before the photo was taken is when I saw him go to put his arm around her and him lift up her skirt. She reacted, pushed her skirt down, and jumped to the side and went closer to the girl that was with him."
Mueller has sued Swift for slander, and the star plans to donate potential winnings from her countersuit to charities that protect women from assault.