DENVER (AP) — The Taylor Swift groping case has headed to a jury in federal court in Denver.
The jury got the case for deliberations Monday after Swift’s attorney Douglas Baldridge questioned former DJ David Mueller’s credibility in closing arguments.
In dueling lawsuits, Swift said Mueller groped her at a backstage 2013 event and Mueller accused Swift, her mother and a Swift representative of getting him fired while denying the groping accusation.
Baldridge noted Mueller lost audio recordings he took secretly during a meeting with his bosses after he was fired from a Denver country music station.
He said that “no credibility goes with a story-changing, evidence-destroying aggressor like David Mueller.”
The eight-member jury must rule unanimously on Mueller’s claim that Andrea Swift and Frank Bell wrongly caused Mueller’s firing. A judge removed Swift as a defendant in the firing claim.
The jury also must reach a verdict on Swift’s counterclaim of assault and battery and her request for a symbolic $1 judgment.