Published On: Fri, Aug 11th, 2017

Taylor Swift bodyguard 'noticed DJ's hand underneath skirt'

Taylor Swift’s former bodyguard has instructed a jury he witnessed a DJ placing his hand up the star’s skirt.

Greg Dent, the most recent witness within the listening to over lawsuits between Swift and former DJ David Mueller, mentioned in his testimony: “I noticed his hand underneath her skirt… Her skirt went up… She jumped.”

The pop star is accusing Mueller, 55, of groping her and staying “latched onto my naked ass cheek”.

Taylor Swift fans (L-R) Avery Tellam and Jackson Horan display their numbers that will allow them into Denver Federal Court where the Taylor Swift groping trial jury selection is to resume in Denver, U.S., August 8, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
Taylor Swift followers Avery Tellam and Jackson Horan turned as much as see the singer in court docket

The alleged incident occurred in 2013 because the singer posed for with the DJ and his girlfriend throughout a meet-and-greet session with followers earlier than a live performance.

Mr Dent, a former police officer who has additionally labored for the Nationwide Safety Company, mentioned he took his cues from the pop star and that she continued the session with followers, so he didn’t instantly intervene.

When she completed assembly followers, Swift instructed her workers she had been groped, he mentioned.

Mr Dent mentioned he was “positively certain” Mueller had been ingesting: “I do not know what stage… He wasn’t staggering or falling down.”

The court illustration of the pop star bore only a passing resemblance to the singer
The court docket illustration of the pop star bore solely a passing resemblance to the singer

The nation and western DJ is suing Swift for no less than $3m (£2.3m) with a view to clear his title and recuperate misplaced earnings.

Swift is counter-suing Mueller for a symbolic $1 (77p) in compensation, and says she desires it to serve for example to girls who’ve been assaulted.

The 27-year-old, well-known for hits akin to Unhealthy Blood and Shake It Off, gave her account in court docket on Thursday.

“It was a particular seize… a really lengthy seize,” she mentioned. “It was intentional. He stayed latched onto my naked ass cheek.”

Swift’s account was backed by testimony from others together with her photographer, Stephanie Simbeck, who on Thursday mentioned she recalled seeing Mueller “put his hand on (Swift’s) butt”.

Mueller gave proof on Tuesday to say he might have made harmless bodily contact with Swift, however insisted he didn’t grope her.

Requested if he grabbed her bottom, he replied: “No, I didn’t.”

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