Taylor Swift expected to testify against alleged groper in court

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It is not known if this picture will be an exhibit on Monday as Taylor Swift defends herself against a $3 million dollar damages action brought by DJ David Mueller after she accused him of fondling her three years ago.

Mueller sued Swift over the 2013 incident, claiming that Swift's false accusation cost him his job.

A key piece of evidence in the case of Swift vs. Mueller was an audio recording the latter held of an interview with his boss from the day he was sacked.

She is seeking a verdict that awards her $1, while holding Mueller responsible and "serving as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts".

Among the key pieces of evidence is a photo which shows Mueller with his right hand behind the singer, just below her waist. "Swift, Mueller intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission", Swift's countersuit filed in October 2015 reads. Swift also will be required to be in court for every day of the proceedings, except during jury selection.

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Mueller, then 51, was a morning host at a country music station when he was assigned to attend Swift's concert at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

But she does have to be present for the rest of the trial and is expected to testify.

Mueller's boss said the DJ told him during an internal investigation that any contact during the photo op was incidental or accidental. "Swift while posing for the photograph; he lifted her skirt and groped her".

The trial is expected to last about two weeks, with opening statements set to start Tuesday.

One month later, Swift countersued Mueller for assault and battery. "Swift. Mueller never sued KYGO for breach of his employment contract", reads the singers response.

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One juror was dismissed over his answer tom the question, "In a lawsuit between David Mueller and Taylor Swift would you have bias for or against either Taylor Swift or David Mueller?"

Mueller denied the allegation and said he asked that they call the police. The case has been approved for trial despite the fact that it has been four years since the alleged sexual assault.

Swift fans can technically be allowed in the courtroom, as 32 seats are designated for members of the public - not media - and 75 seats will be made available in the public overflow location in the courthouse.

Both Swift and her mother, Andrea Swift - who's also named as a defendant in the case - will testify at some point during the trial, according to the final pretrial order.

U.S. District Court judge William Martinez will be presiding over the trial at the Alfred A. Arraj courthouse in Denver.

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