On Thursday morning, Taylor Swift took the stand in her continuing trial against ex-disc jockey David Mueller. Swift alleged that during a photo op in 2013, Mueller reached under her skirt and groped her behind.
Court documents obtained by CNN contain Swift's claim that her radio promotions director, Frank Bell, alerted Mueller's employer, KYGO radio, about the alleged nonconsensual grab. According to the report, KYGO fired the DJ for violating a “morality clause” as a result of his interactions with the “Shake It Off” singer.
Mueller's recent lawsuit attempts to strike back at Swift after his termination, which he claims was caused by a false accusation.
Earlier this week, Swift testified that his movement was “a definite grab, a very long grab,” clarifying:
“I don't think it would be wise to estimate time in court, but I know it was long enough for me to be completely sure that it was intentional.”
She continued to give an unflinching testimony:
“He stayed latched on to my bare ass cheek. ... I felt him grab onto my ass cheek underneath my skirt. The first couple of milliseconds I thought it must be a mistake, so I moved to the side very quickly so that his side would be removed from my ass cheek, but it didn't let go.”
When asked if she felt that Mueller “got what he deserved,” Swift responded:
“I don't feel anything about Mr. Mueller. I don't know him. ... I don't have any feelings about a person that I don't know. I think what he did was despicable, horrible and shocking. But, I don't know him at all.”
And now, after five days of testimony, the courts have reached a verdict. According to E! News, a federal judge has thrown out Mueller's case against the all-star pop artist. Citing a lack of evidence and witness testimony, the judge maintained that Mueller could not prove that Swift tanked his career over the groping allegations.
According to E! News, Mueller was seeking $3 million in damages. Swift was seeking just $1.
But this doesn't mean Swift is “out of the woods” just yet. The pop star's countersuit for sexual assault and battery moves to jury deliberation Monday, E! News added.
Swift has yet to comment publicly on Friday's ruling.