- Swift alleges radio host David Mueller touched her before 2013 concert and claims $1 damages
- Mueller claims allegation was false, and is suing Swift for $3m in damages
This is in fact a really interesting case where up until the hearing on 8th August 2017, there isn’t any hard evidence and the success of the parties will depend heavily on whose side of the story the jury would believe.
If you look at the profiles of the jury vs the parties; David Mueller was 51 at the time the incidence happened and Taylor Swift was 23; whereas the jury consist of six women and two men, most appearing to be over 30.
Potential jurors were asked about everything from whether they or their relatives had ever been inappropriately touched or wrongfully accused of groping someone to whether, and to what degree, they were fans of Swift.
One man who was not selected told the US district judge William Martinez on Tuesday that he was not necessarily a fan, “but her music is catchy and it’s good vibes”. The judge laughed and said: “Very good.”
The trial is expected to last about two weeks. So more news will arrive soon.
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