Everything You Need to Know About Taylor Swift's Sexual Assault Trial

Posted August 08, 2017

The pop star, who is embroiled in a suit-countersuit with Denver radio DJ David Mueller for an alleged groping incident, is expected to testify in a Colorado federal court.

Former radio host David Mueller, 55, was in court and arrived with his lawyer Gabriel McFarland. Swift brought these claims to the courts and stated that Mueller touched her inappropriate when the pair were taking a photograph backstage at one of the singer's concerts. Mueller actually went legal first, in 2015, suing the musician for defamation after he lost his job on a local radio station two days after meeting her.

Swift is seeking a verdict that awards her $1, while holding Mueller responsible and "serving as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts", her lawsuit says.

An alleged photo of the incident, later obtained by TMZ, appears to show Mueller's hand in that area of her body.

Police and a bomb-sniffing dog waited in the rain Monday with about a dozen reporters before potential jurors were set to arrive for questioning. "Swift, 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", Swift's countersuit filed in October 2015 reads.

Opening statements in the case are expected sometime Tuesday, and that's when both Swift and Mueller will both have to be present.

Taylor Swift will not be the only person testifying in the courts as she has asked some witnesses, and friends, to testify on her behalf in the trial. The trial is expected to last nine days; likely until August 17.

Swift countersued one month later.

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Swift's business manager, Jesse Schaudies Jr., said her side did not want the picture in the news.

In it, Mueller's hand is hidden behind the singer near her bottom but he claims the only physical contact they had was when their arms brushed as they took their positions.

According to the civil complaint, seen by DailyMail.com, he was ordered by bosses to attend Swift's show and a fan meet and greet on June 2.

The nine-day hearing, at Denver's Alfred A. Arraj courthouse, will be presided over by US District Judge William Martinez.

Mueller denied the allegation and said he asked that they call the police.

Swift is countersuing, claiming sexual assault.

Members of the public can line up to watch proceedings from an overflow room in the courthouse, but so far there hasn't been a big turnout.

Both Swift and her mother, Andrea Swift - who's also named as a defendant in the case - will testify at some point during the trial, according to the final pretrial order.