In August, Taylor Swift won her lawsuit against disc jockey David Mueller, but nearly a year later, he’s claiming that the singer ruined his life.
Mueller, who was found guilty of assault and battery for grabbing Taylor Swift’s bare butt during a 2013 meet and greet, continues to deny that he ever touched her inappropriately.
Swift, 28, claimed that Mueller, 56, grabbed her while she took a photo with him and his then girlfriend. The “Delicate” singer initially reported the incident to his radio station, Denver’s KYGO-FM, and after an investigation, the DJ was fired.
Mueller attempted to sue Swift for defamation in 2015. Swift countersued and won a symbolic $1 in damages. It was one of the first victories of the #MeToo movement and earned Swift inclusion in “The Silence Breakers” in the Time magazine Person of the Year issue in 2017.
Shannon Melcher now called to the stand. She was Mueller's girlfriend on 6/2/13. The woman posing with Taylor Swift in this photo. pic.twitter.com/tEnfMjt55I
— Clayton Sandell (@Clayton_Sandell) August 11, 2017
Mueller claims to be the aggrieved party and spoke bluntly about the incident with Radar Online.
“How can you live with yourself? You ruined my life,” Mueller told the outlet he would say to Swift if he could. “I was not ready for the photograph. I admit it was awkward, but I never grabbed her. It’s not even close to what happened.”
He went on to say, “Now I’m afraid to even talk to women. I feel like I’m in a prison. I’m not myself anymore. I don’t even go near women.”
Mueller said that Swift’s accusation upset him because he was “always the gentleman.” He said, “I would always say, ‘Hey, watch your language, there’s a lady here.’”
He added that he doesn’t regret attempting to sue Swift first. “I know that if I didn’t do it, I would have never been able to live with myself,” the radio host said. “At least now that my life is totally screwed up, I’m proud of myself.”
Mueller now goes by the name “Stonewall Jackson” on his radio show “Jackson & Jonbob” on KIX-92.7. The station claims to be ”making local radio great again.”
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