Jury Reaches Verdict in Taylor Swift's Groping Trial

Taylor Swift's legal battle against David Mueller is finally over.

After four hours of deliberations, the eight-member jury decided the DJ did indeed assault and batter the pop singer, E! News reports. The six women and two men unanimously decided the Colorado-based performer committed the actions.

Additionally, Swift's mother Andrea Swift and Frank Bell were not found liable of tortious interference with contract.

Earlier today, Mueller's attorney Gabriel McFarland and Swift's legal representative Douglas Baldridge delivered their closing statements.

Swift grew visibly emotional when McFarland asked the jury if Swift's face in the photo appeared to be one of a woman who had just been groped during the meet-and-greet.

Baldridge called Mueller's lawsuit, which has since been dismissed, "shameful and cowardly." He then referenced the $1 Swift requested in punitive damages in her countersuit claim.

"By returning a verdict on Ms. Swift's counterclaim for a single symbolic dollar, the value of which is immeasurable to all women in this situation...You will tell every woman...that no means no," he said.

The case included four days of testimony from Swift, Andrea and her former bodyguard Greg Dent. The "Shake It Off" singer took the stand last Thursday and gave a summary of the incident.

"He stayed latched on to my bare ass cheek," Swift testified. "I felt him grab onto my ass cheek underneath my skirt."

"The first couple of milliseconds I thought it must be a mistake, so I moved to the side very quickly so that his side would be removed from my ass cheek, but it didn't let go," she continued. "It was a very shocking thing that has never happened to me before. This was not something I had ever dealt with. I got as far away from him as I possibly could."

When the DJ's legal team questioned Dent's inability to stop the inappropriate actions, despite seeing Mueller's hand under her skirt, he said, "I looked at her to see if she was looking at me and wanted me to move in and she proceeded with the picture."

The incident took place in 2013 after one of Swift's concert. A member of her security team accused Mueller of grabbing her butt hours later. Two days after, he was fired from his job.

More than two years later, Mueller sued the 27-year-old singer for $3 million and blamed her for ruining his career. She countersued for assault and battery for just $1 arguing that the trial would "serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts."


The DJ's case was dismissed on Friday over lack of evidence.

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