Justice is swift. Taylor Swift announced Wednesday to People Magazine that she is countersuing the DJ who allegedly grabbed her ass backstage at a private meet-and-greet in June 2013. David Mueller, former KYGO DJ, sued Swift earlier this year for losses he suffered from the alleged butt- groping that he claims never happened — but resulted in him losing his job. Mueller then changed his story, alleging that Swift was assaulted instead by Eddie Haskell, Mueller's former KYGO superior.
But Swift remembers otherwise, and is counter suing Mueller for an altruistically feminist cause.
“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,” her countersuit states. “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.”
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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," the countersuit continues. "Mueller did not merely brush his hand against Ms. Swift while posing for the photograph. He lifted her skirt and groped her.” She was “surprised, upset, offended, and alarmed,” and informed her photographer, tour manager and security team, who then confronted Mueller.
Swift has insisted upon a jury trial. While she's not suing for the money, she said she will be donating any amount she wins from the suit to “charitable organizations dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard.”