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Taylor Swift’s Mom Takes Stand In Groping Trial

Taylor Swift’s mom Andrea Swift took the stand Wednesday in Denver to defend her daughter in her civil trial against former radio host David Mueller, according to CNN.

Mueller first sued the singer for $3 million in damages after she publicly accused him of groping her at a photo-op in June 2013 ahead of her concert in Denver, which he claims lead to his being fired.  Swift then countersued for $1 in hopes that it will “serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts.” (RELATED: Taylor Swift Gave Fans Quite A View In A Tube Top And Short Leather Skirt [PHOTOS])

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 04: Musician Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2017 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at Club Nomadic on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for DIRECTV)

HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 04: Musician Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2017 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at Club Nomadic on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for DIRECTV)

“I heard it from my daughter’s mouth,” Swift’s mother explained when she was called as a witness.

“He sexually assaulted her. Right there, that guy,” she stated as she pointed at the disc jockey in the courtroom.

“[Swift] said, ‘Mom, a guy just grabbed my a**,”” she added. “‘There’s a guy in the meet-and-greet. He said he was with the radio station.'”

Swift said that she was “upset” when her daughter told her about the alleged incident, “to the extent that I felt like I wanted to vomit and cry at the same time.”

In the photo shown in court, Mueller’s hand was hidden from view, but below Swift’s back. His attorney Gabriel McFarland argued the photo doesn’t show anything happened.

“If you look at that photo, his hand is not underneath her skirt,” McFarland explained. “It’s not ruffled, rumpled, affected in any form or fashion.”

On Tuesday, Mueller testified that he and Swift’s arms and hands touched, but insisted nothing else inappropriate happened. In Swift’s deposition, she alleged that she felt “violated” by Mueller.
“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,” Swift explained. “It was completely intentional, I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life. I remember being frantic, distressed, feeling violated in a way I had never experienced before.”
Swift is expected to testify at some point during the trial that is expected to last two weeks.