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Taylor Swift Rep Responds to Lawsuit From Accused Butt-Grabbing Radio DJ

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Taylor Swift‘s team has commented on the circumstances that led to a Denver radio deejay’s removal in June of 2013. David Mueller has filed a lawsuit denying allegations he lifted Swift’s skirt and grabbed her butt at a pre-show meet and greet. He was fired shortly after the concert.

Swift’s spokeswoman tells CNN that “the radio station was given evidence immediately after the incident. They made their independent decision.” Mueller, who went by “Jackson” on KYGO-FM’s Ryno and Jackson morning show, is seeking lost income. KYGO is a country radio station in Denver. A lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court last Thursday, according to the Denver Post.

In the lawsuit, Mueller responds to allegations from Swift’s team that he “grabbed her bottom” while posing with the superstar and his girlfriend. He seems to indicate it could be a case of mistaken identity, as someone else employed by the radio station later told him he had “put his arms around her, hands on her bottom” (quote via CNN).

According to the former deejay, a picture from the meet and greet shows that Swift’s skirt is in place while the three pose. It’s not clear what the evidence Swift’s spokesperson is referring to is, but Mueller claims it’s this photo.

Mueller says he and his girlfriend were confronted by security after the meet and greet, verbally abused and kicked out of the concert at the Pepsi Center in Denver. He was later told he was banned from Swift’s shows for life. At the time, he was making $150,000 a year with potential for more income through appearances and endorsements.

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