DENVER -- More than four years after a former Denver radio deejay allegedly grabbed pop star Taylor Swift from behind, the case is going to trial in Denver.
Swift was in Denver on June 2, 2013 for her Red Tour at the Pepsi Center. During a meet-and-greet before the concert, Swift said she was groped by David Mueller, who was known on the radio as "Jackson" on 98.5 KYGO.
According to court documents, Swift said Mueller "put his hand under [her] dress and grabbed [her] bare (behind)." Swift said she became "shocked and withdrawn" after the incident.
A photo of the incident was obtained by TMZ. Mueller said he did not inappropriately touch Swift.
KYGO fired Mueller two days later for "violating the morality clause of his contract after it independently determined that he had lied about the incident."
Although Swift did not report the incident to the Denver Police Department, she reported it to her management to handle. Mueller claims he lost his job after Swift's management told KYGO about the incident.
In 2015, Mueller filed a lawsuit against Swift to recuperate his lost income, claiming she falsely accused him of groping her and pressured his employer to fire him.
He was making $150,000 per year at the time of his firing.
Swift later filed a countersuit, claiming assault and battery, and adding she never directed anyone to be fired.
The case is not criminal.
Several people involved in the incident -- including Swift and Mueller -- are expected to testify at the trial. Jury selection is expected to start Monday in Denver with the trial starting after that.
It is expected to last seven to 10 days.
TMZ reports only 32 seats will be held for the public each day in the courtroom. The seats will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.
People interested in attending can begin lining up at 6 a.m. and the passes will be handed to the first 32 beginning at 7 a.m. An overflow room with TV monitors will have room for an additional 75 people.AlertMe