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Judge Releases Taylor Swift’s Deposition

DENVER (CN) — Taylor Swift graphically described a disc jockey putting his hand up her dress and fondling her during a photo shoot, in a deposition a judge released last week.

"I remember being frantic, distressed, feeling violated in a way I had never experienced before," Swift said in the deposition.

Denver radio host David Mueller sued Swift in September 2015, claiming she got him fired by fabricating the groping allegation. Swift countersued him the next month, claiming he assaulted her. She said she would donate any damages she receives to charity.

It's undisputed that Mueller and Swift posed for a "meet and greet" photo before Swift's concert at the Pepsi Center in Denver on June 2, 2013. Mueller insists that nothing untoward happened, though he was thrown out of the concert at the end of the night and told never to return to a Swift concert, ever.

Swift said in July this year at her deposition: "Right as the moment came for us to pose for the photo, he took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass cheek, and no matter how much I scooted over, it was still there.

"It was completely intentional; I've never been so sure of anything in my life."

She added: "A meet-and-greet is supposed to be a situation where you're thanking people for coming, you're supposed to be welcoming people into your home, which is the arena for that day, and for someone to violate that hospitality in that way, I was completely stunned."

Mueller was a co-host of the "Ryno and Jackson" morning radio show on the Denver country station 98.5 KYGO. He was fired two days after the incident.

Mueller insists that it was not he but a co-worker who grabbed Swift's butt.

Though the judge released the deposition, he did not release a photo that both sides have said will prove their case, saying its release could prejudice jury selection.

Mueller's attorney Gabriel McFarland did not respond to a request for comment.

Swift has filed a motion for summary judgment. Her attorney, Courtney Ann Sullivan with Venable Commercial Litigation Group in Washington, D.C., did not respond to a request for comment.

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