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Taylor Swift Files Countersuit Against Radio Host Who Allegedly Groped Her

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Taylor Swift filed a countersuit Wednesday against a radio host who allegedly groped her at a concert two summers ago — an accusation that the host, David Mueller, decried as false and defamatory in an initial lawsuit last month, PEOPLE reported.

Swift’s countersuit asserts that prior to her show at Denver’s Pepsi Center in June 2013, Mueller — who was at a meet-and-greet with his girlfriend Shannon Melcher — reached under Swift’s skirt and grabbed her rear end. The incident left Swift “surprised, upset, offended, and alarmed,” according to legal documents.

A month ago, Mueller sued Swift, saying that the allegations cost him his job at a Denver country music radio station. In the initial suit, Mueller contends that Swift was indeed assaulted, but blames his superior, Eddie Haskell, a program director at KYGO.

Swift and her counsel are unconvinced.

“Ms. Swift knows exactly who committed the assault — it was Mueller — and she is not confused in the slightest about whether her long-term business acquaintance, Mr. Haskell, was the culprit,” the countersuit states, reports PEOPLE. “Resolution of this Counterclaim will demonstrate that Mueller alone was the perpetrator of the humiliating and wrongful conduct targeted against Ms. Swift, and will serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts.”

Swift purportedly intends to take the case to court, and says she will donate any money she wins to charities that work to protect women from sexual violence.


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