Taylor Swift bodyguard tells court he saw DJ reach under singer’s skirt – The Guardian

A former bodyguard for Taylor Swift has said he saw a DJ she accuses of groping her reach under the singer’s skirt during a 2013 pre-concert meet-and-greet photo session.

But Greg Dent testified on Friday he did not take any immediate action because he generally took his cues from Swift, and she gave him none.

Dent said he was a few steps away from Swift at the photo-op and watched everyone who came in and left. Dent said David Mueller groped Swift under her skirt a moment before a staff photographer took a photo of Swift, Mueller and Mueller’s then-girlfriend.

He says the photo shows Swift trying to move away from Mueller. Swift testified the photo captured the exact moment she was groped.

The pop superstar testified for about an hour on Thursday, sometimes using unflinching language in giving her account of what happened.

When Mueller’s lawyer asked how she felt about him losing his job at a radio station following their encounter, Swift said: “I’m not going to allow you or your client make me feel in any way that this is my fault.

“Here we are years later, and I’m being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are the product of his decisions – not mine.”

Her testimony came four days into a rapidly moving trial that is scheduled to last nearly two weeks.

Mueller sued Swift after her team reported the alleged assault to his bosses at a country music station. He’s seeking up to $3m, saying the allegation cost him his job and reputation.

Swift counter-sued, claiming sexual assault and seeking $1. Mueller testified he did not grope Swift.

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