Taylor Swift is facing a federal lawsuit from a Denver deejay who claims he was falsely accused of grabbing the music superstar's butt back in 2013. He says a co-worker did it.
David Mueller, known as Jackson while he was on the air at KYGO-FM, said in the lawsuit that the alleged incident led to him being fired from the radio station, reported the Denver Post
In court papers, Mueller said he and his girlfriend Shannon Melcher took a photograph with Swift before a concert at Denver's Pepsi Center on June 2, 2013. Mueller said he jumped into the picture "at the last second" and the entertainer thanked the couple for attending and they left.
Later, while still inside the Pepsi Center, Mueller said he was approached by Swift's security staff and they claimed he had groped the star. He said he was verbally abused before being escorted out of the arena. He said he was fired by KYGO-FM the next day.
Mueller said before he left the Pepsi Center a co-worker told him about taking a photo with Swift and that he had grabbed her inappropriately.
"He's suing Taylor, although it's unclear if she had any idea any of this mess – the accusation or Mueller's firing," according to TMZ
Mueller has worked in the radio industry for more than 20 years and had taken photos in the past with stars like Sheryl Crow, Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Heidi Klum, Fergie, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Lopez, said the Post.
Swift, 25, is scheduled to perform in Indianapolis on Wednesday at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse as part of her "1989" world tour, according to her website.
On Saturday, Swift won her first Emmy Award at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, said Us Weekly
. She won in the Original Interactive Program category for her "AMEX Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience" project.
Taylor posted several selfies on Instagram, including one with her entire "1989" staff when the award arrived.
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