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Taylor Swift takes the stand in groping trial

"He grabbed my bare ass."

DENVER, Colo. -

According to our partners in Denver, a defiant Taylor Swift took the stand first thing Thursday morning on Day 4 of her trial involving accusations that a former Denver radio DJ.

David Mueller is accused of  groping her at a 2013 photo shoot.

Swift confidently told the court that he had grabbed her “bare ass” in what she said was a “horrifying” and “shocking” experience.

 “What Mr. Mueller did was, like I said, very intentional, and the location was very intentional,” Swift said Thursday morning in a U.S. District Court of Colorado courtroom. “None of us expected this to happen. It had never happened before.”

Mueller’s attorney asked Swift if she was critical of her bodyguard for not stopping  Mueller when the alleged grope happened. Swift alleged Thursday both Dent and his girlfriend, Shannon Melcher, had been drinking before they arrived to the meet-and-greet photo shoot on June 2, 2013.

“No, I am critical of your client for sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my bare ass,” Swift quipped back.

She said she recalled Mueller boasting about being on the radio and working at KYGO, and said that she felt he thought he deserved special treatment.

“It was filled with expectation,” Swift said of his statements.

Mueller  spent Tuesday and Wednesday on the stand talking about his account of what happened. He mentioned the “jostling” and “diving in” toward Swift to take the photo together, but Swift said that wasn’t the case.

“We got into a photo formation. It’s really easy; you just stand there,” Swift said.

“I’ve experienced every degree of an awkward first encounter,” she continued, saying that usually, she and the other person apologize to one another and laugh. She said sternly that didn’t happen.

“He did not touch my rib, he did not touch my arm…he grabbed my bare ass,” she said.


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