Opening arguments have begun in Taylor Swift’s legal battle against DJ David Mueller, and it turns out Taylor isn’t seeking a big payday from the disgraced DJ. Taylor was in the Denver courtroom as lawyers for both sides began their arguments.
Taylor’s lawyer Douglas Baldridge told jurors the singer was “absolutely certain” she was sexually assaulted by the DJ, who Taylor says grabbed her butt cheek during a photo op. “What’s wrong with this picture?,” the lawyer said. “A woman gets assaulted, a woman reports it, and she gets sued.” Baldridge added that Taylor is suing for a symbolic $1, and only countersued Mueller to show others “you can always say no.”
Mueller, who is seeking $3-million, is claiming he was fired because of Swift’s fraudulent claims and his lawyer acknowledged that while it’s offensive and wrong to touch a woman inappropriately, he added, “falsely accusing someone of inappropriate touching is equally offensive" and wrong.