Pop singer Taylor Swift on Thursday described a 2013 incident where a man allegedly groped her as “horrifying and shocking.”
“This is what happened to me, it happened to me, I know it was him,” she said in a Denver court while discussing David Mueller’s alleged actions, according to CNN.
“What Mr. Mueller did was very intentional,” Swift added while answering questions from Gabriel McFarland, an attorney for Mueller.
“I am critical of your client for sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my ass. I am being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions and not mine.”
Some Twitter users on Thursday praised Swift for publicly testifying against Mueller after he allegedly touched her inappropriately in 2013.
Other people on the social media platform criticized Swift for her role during the incident at Denver’s Pepsi Center.
Swift alleges that Mueller inappropriately grabbed her during a backstage meet-and-greet in Denver four years ago while he was a radio DJ for KYGO.
The music star’s team told KYGO about the incident, and the station sacked Mueller two days later after conducting its own probe.
Mueller ultimately sued Swift, her mother and her radio promotions director Frank Bell over the encounter in 2015.
The former radio personality denies Swift’s accusation against him and insists KYGO was pressured into firing him.
Swift filed a countersuit in response, restating her allegation that Mueller reached under her dress and squeezed her buttocks as they posed for a photo.
CNN reported that a jury of six women and two men will decide the ongoing civil trial involving Mueller and Swift.
Swift is one of the world’s most popular musicians, and the singer-songwriter has so far won ten Grammy Awards for her work.