Taylor Swift plays trump card in radio exec groping controversy
If anyone can stand up for herself, it’s Taylor Swift.
And T-Swizzle is proving it by firing back against the radio host who sued her last month.
Back in September, David Mueller filed a lawsuit against Swift, claiming he was fired from his radio hosting job and banned from Swift’s shows after she wrongly accused him of groping her during a meet and greet before a concert at the Pepsi Center in June of 2013.
This week, Swift filed a counter-suit against Mueller.
People magazine obtained a copy of Swift’s counter-suit and, according to the site, Mueller has been fired twice from on-air hosting jobs and hasn’t worked as an on-air personality since May of 2006. The counter suit alleges that Mueller acknowledged the fact that Swift was assaulted, but he claimed he wasn’t the one who did it — he actually blamed his boss, Eddie Haskell.
"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," the filing reads. "Resolution of this Counterclaim will demonstrate that Mueller alone was the perpetrator of the humiliating and wrongful conduct targeted against Ms. Swift, and will serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts."
The suit also describes the alleged assault, saying Mueller "intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission."
It continues, "Mueller did not merely brush his hand against Ms. Swift while posing for the photograph. He lifted her skirt and groped her."
Swift is demanding a jury trial to settle her counter-suit, and she says any money she wins will be donated to "charitable organizations dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard."