David Mueller was a guest on iHeartRadio‘s 955 Detroit’s “Mojo in the Morning” and gave his personal account of the Taylor Swift fan meet-and-greet groping incident. This was the first time the former DJ had the opportunity to speak out publicly. Well, the interview of DJ Mueller denying Taylor Swift sexual assault allegations has vanished. On Tuesday, Mueller gave his side of the story of the infamous Taylor Swift sexual assault lawsuit. He asserted any touching of Swift was completely accidental and harmless. The interview with David defending himself against accusations of groping Swift was abruptly removed from the station’s website.
Taylor Swift, the world’s highest paid musician, regularly performs at iHeartRadio shows. Soon after the interview was posted online, the “Mojo in the Morning” crew got a call to remove it to preserve iHeartRadio’s good relationship with Taylor.
According to TMZ, no specific reason was given as to why her representatives wanted the interview taken down.
However, sources connected to iHeartRadio told TMZ the entire audio clip was deleted from Mojo’s website at the demand of Taylor’s people. There are conflicting stories about who decided it would be removed. TMZ still has the DJ Mueller audio interview on their site.
Mueller filed a lawsuit against Swift in October of 2015 and claimed he was fired from his job over “false accusations” that he groped Taylor during a fan meet-and-greet. According to New York Daily News, Swift then filed a countersuit against the former Colorado DJ for assault and battery.
“What I was told that night and what I was told that day were different, but what I’m hearing now is that I stuck my hand under her skirt and grabbed her bare bottom… My right hand — I’m looking at the photographer and I’m trying to get my right hand, you know, behind Taylor, because [another DJ] was on the other side of Taylor.”
Transcripts Of Taylor Swift’s Videotaped Deposition Of Alleged Sexual Assault
E! News obtained the documents and a transcript of the “Bad Blood” singer’s videotaped deposition which described the details of Swift’s alleged sexual assault incident. In her deposition, Swift denied the idea of Mueller’s advances as being accidental. Taylor claimed Mueller intentionally put his hand under her dress.
“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 a** cheek, and no matter how much I scooted over it was still there… It was completely intentional, I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life.”
It was noted during the deposition that her skirt was not ruffled or messed up in the photograph.
“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 a** cheek and no matter how much I scooted over it was still there … It was completely intentional, I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life.”
Taylor said she remembered “feeling violated” and was “stunned” at the situation. Swift said she couldn’t pinpoint the exact moment it happened because she was “uncomfortable because a strange man’s hand just lifted up my skirt and was either nearing my a** cheek, freshly grabbed onto, or refusing to let go.”
The songstress explained her shock during her deposition, according to the Daily Mail.
“As soon as he grabbed my a**, I became shocked and withdrawn and was barely able to say ‘thanks for coming,’ which is what I say to everybody … I was barely able to get words out, and it was like somebody switched the lights off in my personality … So it was pretty quick that he was gone after that.”
Taylor said she “just wanted him to be gone” after the incident. When Swift was asked if she immediately told one of her staff members after the incident, she said “no.”
“No, because I didn’t have one split second without a fan in front of me until that moment … And I didn’t want people to find out about this. Anything that I say in front of fans could end up in the press, and I didn’t want that.”
In documents obtained by E! News, the “Shake It Off” singer demanded a jury trial and promised that any money won from the trial would benefit charitable organizations “protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard.”
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