Taylor Swift’s trial against David Mueller is under way. The singer, 27, appeared in a Denver federal courthouse on Tuesday, August 8, where a final jury was selected for the case and both sides later gave their opening remarks.
Stars at Court
Swift’s lawyer, J. Douglas Baldridge, gave an impassioned opening statement referencing the alleged incident, in which Swift claims the former radio DJ groped her backstage in 2013. “Today Ms. Swift is taking a stand for all women. Today a woman has reported being sexually assaulted and now she is being sued for a case of workplace sexual assault. She has been in tens of thousands of meet-and-greets, including going out in the crowds, and she never had this happen,” Baldridge said, per an Us Weekly reporter in attendance. "If a person cannot stand up and serve as an example to other young women that have been sexually assaulted, then who can?”
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