DENVER — Taylor Swift’s former bodyguard testified Friday that he saw a DJ strech under her dress a moment before a photographer snapped their picture during a meet-and-greet where the thespian says the radio horde groped her.
Security ensure Greg Dent, who no longer works for Swift, pronounced he was station a few stairs divided but did not meddle since he generally took his cues from the cocktail star, and she gave him no signals during the 2013 pre-concert confront at a Denver arena.
“I saw his palm under her skirt… Her dress went up… She jumped,” Dent said, according to Reuters. He pronounced that Swift began moving closer to Mueller’s girlfriend, who was station on the other side of the singer.
“I was really certain that he had been drinking… we don’t know what level. He wasn’t towering or descending down,” Dent said, according to Reuters.
Seated at her authorised team’s list in a sovereign courtroom, Swift chuckled when Dent testified that, after the photo was taken, he suspected that KYGO-FM horde David Mueller would be at the bar of the locus — and another ensure found him there.
Dent’s comment came on the fourth day of testimony in a polite hearing over dueling lawsuits between Swift and Mueller, who denies groping her and is seeking up to $3 million from the singer-songwriter, her mom and their radio relationship to recompense him for his busted career.
Swift is countersuing for just $1 and what she calls a possibility to mount up for other women.
A day earlier, Swift spent an hour on the declare mount herself defiantly recounting what she called a “despicable and offensive and shocking” encounter.
“He stayed trustworthy to my unclothed ass-cheek as we lurched divided from him,” Swift testified.
“It was a clear grab. A very prolonged grab,” she combined in her testimony.
Swift’s irritable sell with Mueller’s profession spasmodic elicited chuckles — even from the six-woman, two-man jury. She got a giggle when she pronounced Dent saw Mueller “lift my skirt” but someone would have had to have been underneath her to see the tangible groping — “and we didn’t have anyone positioned there.”
Swift testified that after the photo was taken at the meet-and-greet session, she tried to get as distant divided Mueller as she could. She pronounced she told him and his girlfriend, who was also in the photo, “thank you for coming” in a monotone voice before they left.
She also pronounced she was dumbfounded and did not contend anything to Mueller or hindrance the eventuality after he left since she did not wish to defect several dozen people watchful in line for photos with her.
In the image, shown to jurors during opening statements, but not publicly released, Mueller’s palm is behind Swift, just next her waist. Both are smiling.
Swift’s photographer, Stephanie Simbeck, testified Thursday that she knew something was wrong as she shot the photo. She testified that Swift after told her what happened, looked at a photo and forked out Mueller as the person responsible.
On Wednesday, Swift’s mother,, testified that she and her daughter’s managers motionless to tell Mueller’s bosses that he had assaulted the singer, anticipating he would be fired but not asking them to do so.
Andrea explained that she didn’t hit police in sequence to strengthen her daughter, observant she didn’t wish the occurrence to “define her life.”
The hearing is scheduled to last by next Thursday but seemed Friday to be moving fast toward shutting arguments.
Dent’s testimony left Mueller’s former girlfriend, Shannon Melcher, as the only remaining intensity declare who was in the room at the time.