Taylor Swift Speaks Of Feeling 'Violated' After Radio DJ Allegedly Groped Her
"I remember being frantic, distressed, feeling violated"
Courts have released Taylor Swift's deposition in which she speaks of feeling 'violated' and 'distressed' when a Radio DJ allegedly groped her during a 2013 meet and greet at one of her shows.
Currently locked in a legal battle with the Canadian DJ, named David Mueller, Taylor expresses her shock at the incident which led to his being fired.
Taylor's lawyers have successfully had photos of the alleged incident sealed meaning that they cannot be seen publicly until a trial, where they will be used as evidence. The judge did not, however, seal Taylor's deposition and the details of the alleged incident are now publicly available.
The transcript of the interview, which took place on video, shows Taylor sharing he account of what happened:
“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."
Continuing, Taylor adds how distressing the incident was: “I remember being frantic, distressed, feeling violated in a way I had never experienced before. A meet-and-greet is supposed to be a situation where you’re thanking people for coming, you’re supposed to be welcoming people into your home, which is the arena for that day, and for someone to violate that hospitality in that way, I was completely stunned.”
If you need a refresh, Mueller first attempted to sue Taylor in 2015 saying that her accusations were false and had led to his dismissal from her job. Deciding to sue him right back, Taylor's legal team stated that any money won in the case would be donated directly to charities working to protect women from sexual assault.
Mueller says he may have touched Taylor by mistake and that it was actually his former boss who grabbed her.
The case goes on, but this filing of her deposition is said to be an attempt for lawyers to settle proceedings before it goes to trial.