Jury Selection Begins In Taylor Swift Groping Trial

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Mueller was sacked in June 2013 after Swift claimed he put his hand under her skirt while taking a photo with her backstage. He claims that a complaint from Swift's security team about the alleged grope directly led to him being fired.

In her deposition a year ago, Swift described the incident in detail, explaining how in 2013 the Denver disc jockey allegedly reached his hand up her skirt and groped her backstage at her concert at the Pepsi Centre in Denver. Once the meet-and-greet was over, she says she alerted her mother as well as others on her team about what had allegedly happened.

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.

According to court documents, a settlement in the case is off the table at this point.

She 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". He also claims that later in the evening on the night of the concert, he was berated and thrown out by security.

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'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, ' she said, according to Billboard.

What is Mueller suing for? . Bell and Andrea Swift are also defendants in Mueller's lawsuit.

He is seeking at least $3 million in damages. Mueller was backstage with his girlfriend when they met with Swift, then 23, in a curtained enclosure.

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. She added that he waited an "unreasonably" long time to file his suit.

As a result, Swift and her attorneys won a big pre-trial victory over Mueller. 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.

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Who will testify at the trial? . Swift's bodyguard and a photographer who took a picture that Swift says shows the assault occurring will give eyewitness accounts on her behalf.

Both parties are expected to cite a photo capturing the alleged incident, obtained by TMZ, as evidence of Mueller's guilt or innocence.

A jury will hear both sides of the case beginning next week.

All 41 Colorado state parks will be free today to celebrate Colorado Day, which was officially celebrated last Tuesday.

U.S. District Court judge William Martinez will be presiding over the trial at the Alfred A. Arraj courthouse in Denver.

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