Last year, Taylor Swift came forward in a court deposition to reveal details about an alleged sexual assault that she says was committed by former Denver radio DJ David Mueller (also known as “Jackson” to his previous listeners).
Swift had claimed that he groped her at a pre-concert meet-and-greet in 2013, after which Mueller reportedly lost his job and sued the 27-year-old pop star, saying he was wrongfully accused. Taylor counter-acted with a suit of her own, and now it looks as though she will testify at an upcoming trial.
According to The Denver Post, pre-trial documents appear to show that Taylor is set to speak at the trial, which will begin on August 7. Other witnesses will include her mother and her manager, the photographer who took pictures of the incident, and her bodyguard. Swift was 23 at the time of the incident.
The Denver Post reports that the motion was filed at the U.S. District Court in Denver by three of Taylor’s attorneys and outlines the pop singer’s upcoming testimony.
“Ms. Swift … will testify at trial, that (radio talk show host David) Mueller ‘put his hand under (her) dress and grabbed (her) bare *ss,'” the motion reads. This is in line with what Taylor said in her deposition that was made public last November: “He reached up under my skirt and grabbed my *ss right when I was having to pose for a photo, and it felt intentional that would be the time he would choose to do it.”
Court documents suggest that Taylor and Mueller have discussed the possibility of a settlement, but the details of those discussions are not available to the public. The court documents state, “Counsel for the parties have no current plans to hold future conferences, but are open to continuing settlement discussions.”