Singer Taylor Swift is expected to testify in a civil case involving an alleged sexual assault against her, according to CNN.
CNN reported Friday that the case was filed by a Denver disc jokey who claims Swift’s accusations he groped her in 2013 cost him his job.
Pre-trial legal documents obtained by CNN state that David Mueller, who went by “Jackson” on air, insists he has been falsely accused of inappropriately touching her.
Mueller’s claim reportedly targets Taylor Swift, her mother Andrea Swift and the pop star’s co-defendants over the incident backstage during a 2013 concert.
Taylor Swift, who was 23 at the time, purportedly maintains in her legal response to Mueller’s suit that he assaulted her by “reaching under her dress and grabbing her bottom.”
Mueller and Taylor Swift were posing in a group photo during a meet-and-greet for the former’s then-employer, KYGO radio.
Some Twitter users on Friday praised Taylor Swift for wanting to publicly comment on the alleged groping, while others criticized the media’s portrayal of the incident.
Taylor Swift reportedly denies that she notified KYGO about Mueller’s alleged behavior, noting that her radio promotions director Frank Bell told the broadcaster instead.
“No less than seven KYGO personnel participated in the investigation,” her pre-trial response reads.
“KYGO fired Mueller for violating the morality clause of his contract after it independently determined that he had lied about the incident, changed his story, and inappropriately touched Ms. Swift,” it adds. “Mueller never sued KYGO for breach of his employment contract.”
Taylor Swift additionally maintains she is “absolutely certain of what Mueller did” and is prepared to testify that he “put his hand under [her] dress and grabbed [her] bare a**.”
Mueller reportedly first initiated his suit in 2015, with Taylor Swift then responding with a counterclaim about his alleged groping of her.
CNN reported that a trial on the matter is scheduled to start August 7 in Denver, with Bell and Andrea Swift also expected to testify on Taylor Swift’s behalf.