Radio DJ Who Groped Taylor Swift Says He Just “Wasn’t Ready” for the Photo
David Mueller, a former radio DJ, had his defamation case against Taylor Swift and her team thrown out last week after a jury determined that Taylor's camp was not responsible for his firing. Taylor won her sexual assault countersuit against Mueller for a symbolic $1. David Mueller remained quiet about the verdict until he sat down with Good Morning America to react to the ruling.
Mueller continued to defend himself, claiming that whatever contact he may have had with Taylor Swift was unintentional.
I wasn't ready. I wasn't invited to be in the photo, so I just moved into the shot the best I could.
The interviewer asked if David Mueller is accusing Taylor Swift, one of the world's biggest celebrities, of lying. He didn't directly address the question.
What I'm saying is I didn't do what they said I did... I never grabbed her. I never had my hand under her skirt. And I can pass a polygraph.
David Mueller went on to explain that it wasn't about the money and he wasn't looking for a "quick payoff". Mueller just wanted something in writing that could help him find another job in radio.
Taylor Swift plans to donate to organizations who help victims of sexual assault defend themselves. The symbolic $1 ruling in her favor sets a precedent for this types of cases moving forward.
Taylor released a statement after the proceedings last week:
I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this. My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.