David Mueller has filed a lawsuit denying allegations he lifted Swift’s skirt and grabbed her butt at a pre-show meet and greet. He was fired shortly after the concert.
Swift allegedly claimed that Mueller lifted her "skirt with his hands and grabbed her bottom." Following her claim, Swift's security team surrounded Mueller and Melcher and removed them from the concert grounds. Then after a string of phone calls between Swift's management team and the station, Mueller was fired, the lawsuit alleged.
Mueller maintains he never inappropriately touched Swift. The DJ alleges someone else at the station told him he had "put his arms around her, hands on her bottom."
"The contention that Mr. Mueller lifted up Ms. Swift's skirt and grabbed her bottom, while standing with his girlfriend, in front of Ms. Swift's photographer and Ms. Swift's highly trained security personnel, during a company sponsored, VIP, backstage meet-and-greet, is nonsense, particularly given that Ms. Swift's skirt is in place and is not being lifted by Mr. Mueller's hand in the photograph," said the lawsuit.
Mueller, who went by “Jackson” on KYGO-FM’s Ryno and Jackson morning show, is seeking lost income. A lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court last Thursday.
In the lawsuit, Mueller responds to allegations from Swift’s team that he “grabbed her bottom” while posing with the superstar and his girlfriend. He seems to indicate it could be a case of mistaken identity, as someone else employed by the radio station later told him he had “put his arms around her, hands on her bottom” (quote via CNN).
According to the former deejay, a picture from the meet and greet shows that Swift’s skirt is in place while the three pose. It’s not clear what the evidence Swift’s spokesperson is referring to is, but Mueller claims it’s this photo.