Pop star Taylor Swift’s former bodyguard confessed on a U.S. jury on Friday that a former disc jockey the singer-songwriter accuses of groping her bottom had been drinking and that he saw the man’s hand go under her skirt during her photo shoot.
Taylor Swifts bodyguard Greg Dent was the latest witness in the U.S. District Court trial that is considering the 27-year-old performer’s allegation that former radio disc jockey David Mueller assaulted her at a meet-and-greet session with fans she held before a 2013 concert.
Mueller, 55,claims that the Grammy-winning performer of hits such as “Fearless,” “Bad Blood” and “I Knew You Were Trouble”lied and then she got him fired from Denver station KYGO-FM.
While Uquestioned from the former disc jockey’s attorney, Gabriel McFarland, Dent told the court he witnessed the incident,and that he was absolutely sure of what he saw.
“I saw his hand under her skirt. … Her skirt went up. … She jumped scared,” Dent testified, adding that Swift then moved closer to Mueller’s girlfriend, who was standing on the other side of the singer for the photograph.
“I was 100% sure that he was drunk,” Dent said of Mueller. “I don’t know what level.He wasn’t staggering or falling down.”
Taylor Swift’s bodyguard says he saw man grope star’s behind. Dent, a former police officer who confirmed that he had also worked for the National Security Agency, said he took his cues from Swift and that she continued the meet-and-greet session like nothing happened , so he did not immediately intervene. When she finished meeting her fans, Dent said, Swift told her staff about the groping.
The pop star Taylor Swift,who is known for baring her soul and her grudges in her music, gave an unflinching resume of the incident when she took the witness stand on Thursday.