Taylor Swift was sued for $3 million. She countersued for $1. Now the case over butt-grabbing and DJ defamation has taken a priceless turn.
“U.S. District Judge William Martinez dismissed a lawsuit against pop superstar … Swift filed by the former country-radio DJ whom she accused of grabbing her rear end during a 2013 Pepsi Center meet-and-greet,” said Billboard.
“In his lengthy end-of-a-long-day ruling, Martinez agreed that the DJ, David Mueller, and his attorney, had not provided enough evidence that Swift personally had set out to get him fired.”
Variety explained why Swift asked for only $1.
J. Douglas Baldridge, Swift’s lawyer, said in court: “She’s just trying to tell people out there that you can say no when someone puts their hand on you. Grabbing a woman’s rear end is an assault, and it’s always wrong. Any woman — rich, poor, famous, or not — is entitled to have that not happen.”
Taylor Swift Nation let out a sigh of relief — even though the groping case isn’t settled and Taylir’s mother and radio handler, Frank Bell, are still at risk of losing before the civil jury in Denver.