Taylor Swift will finally have her day in court, regarding an ongoing sexual assault lawsuit between her and a former DJ. However, it is unknown if Taylor Swift herself will be appearing in court to testify. Other witnesses include Taylor’s mother, manager and bodyguard.
Taylor claimed that in 2013 Mueller groped her at a pre-concert meet-and-greet in Denver. This moment was captured in a photograph. Because of her accusations, Mueller lost his radio DJ gig and sued Taylor for slander because of it, maintaining his innocence. Taylor then countered with a lawsuit of her own:
“Right as the moment came for us to pose for the photo, he took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass cheek, and no matter how much I scooted over it was still there. It was completely intentional, I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life.”
The jury selection will formally begin on Monday in Colorado. Only 32 seats will be held for the public each day on a first come, first served basis. An overflow room with TV monitors will also be available for 75 people. Although the case is guaranteed to attract public interest, we strongly believe that people should not be lining up to get into the court. Just because the justice system in the US is such that the public can sit in on cases like these, it doesn’t mean they should.