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Taylor Swift Finally Testifies In Groping Trial: ‘He Latched Onto My Bare Ass’

The trial of David Mueller, whom Taylor Swift is accusing of sexual harassment, continues today.

A report from Complex on the specific details of Swift’s testimony reveals more details about the meet-and-greet incident, which led to the trial.

 “He did not touch my rib,” Swift said in court, according to TMZ, referring specifically to Mueller’s testimony, in which he denied any kind of sexual content. “He did not touch my hand. He grabbed my bare ass. He stayed latched on to my bare ass… as I moved away from him visibly uncomfortable.”

“It was a very shocking thing that I have never dealt with before,” she added. “He grabbed my ass underneath my skirt. It was underneath my skirt.” 

TMZ has previously published photos of the incident in question, despite Swift’s request not to have the images disseminated. 

The defense went on to argue that Mueller is innocent because Swift continued the meet-and-greet

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These Are The Questions You’d Need To Answer To Be A Jury In Taylor Swift’s Groping Trial

Jury selection has started in Taylor Swift’s case against a radio DJ.

The superstar alleges that David Mueller groped her during a meet-and-greet in Denver in 2013. According to Peoplethe 27-year-old was on hand while potential jurors were interviewed and screened at the courthouse.

Based on the questionnaire handed out, potential jurors were asked questions, such as have you “listened to Taylor Swift on the radio,” “watched any Taylor Swift video,” “read a blog, magazine, or other news reporting about Taylor Swift,” “purchased a Taylor Swift album,” or “gone to a Taylor Swift concert or performance” in the last two years.

There are also questions about whether jurors were fans of Mueller on local country radio station KYGO.

In the case, Mueller first sued Swift two years after the alleged groping incident because he believes her claim cost him his job. The “Shake It Off” singer countersued, saying in court papers that

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All The Details You Need To Know Before Taylor Swift’s Sexual Harassment Trial Starts

Taylor Swift is gearing up to face her alleged sexual harasser in court. As TMZ shares, the superstar alleges that a Denver DJ named David Mueller grabbed her butt during a photo opp.

 

Here’s what you need to know:

Jury selection will begin Monday for his lawsuit against her and her countersuit.

Teen Vogue explains that the incident in question revolves around Swift claiming that Mueller groped her at a pre-concert meet-and-greet in Denver in 2013. That moment appears to have been caught, at least partially, in a photograph.

Then 51, Mueller claims the allegations caused him to lose his job, and he’s suing for slander. She is countering and believes that this case will “serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts.”

“Right as the moment came for us to pose for the photo, he [Mueller] took his hand and put it up my

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Bill Cosby’s Lawyer Says It’s Unfair To Make Ailing Comedian Stand Trial For "Age-Old Accusations"

Bill Cosby‘s lawyer is speaking out following Saturday’s mistrial. Attorney Brian McMonagle says that the sexual abuse trial, in which the 79-year-old comedian was accused of drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, was “unfair.”

“Imagine it’s you being asked to defend age-old accusations — how do you defend that?” the attorney said to CNN. “Mr. Cosby is fortunate he is able to afford good counsel and has resources to conduct investigations.”

The lawyer said that Cosby’s ailing health—he is legally blind and uses a cane—made the trial difficult to endure. “(It was) hard on him. When he got there, he had been awakened at home by us, told that he had to get here. He’s blind, he’s about 80 years old and my heart really broke for him that day. When we got there we didn’t have security and people were diving on our cars. I’ve handled a lot

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Mistrial Declared In Bill Cosby’s Criminal Trial

Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill declared a mistrial on Saturday in the case against Bill Cosby after the jury was unable to reach a verdict.

As CNN reported, Cosby faced three charges of aggravated indecent assault. After 52 hours of deliberation, the jury of five women and seven men was unable to come to a unanimous decision regarding whether Cosby was guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.

Following the announcement of the mistrial, prosecutors announced that they will be retrying the case. The judge declared he will try to reschedule a new trial within 120 days.

Cosby’s wife, Camille, spoke out against the judicial system and media in a statement. “How do I describe the District Attorney? Heinously and exploitively ambitious. How do I describe the judge? Overtly and arrogantly collaborating with the District Attorney. How do I describe the counsels for the accusers? Totally unethical,” she said

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Michelle Carter Found Guilty In Suicide Texting Trial

A woman who was on trial for encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself over text message was found guilty on Friday morning of involuntary manslaughter.

Michelle Carter, 20, was shaking and crying as the verdict was read. Judge Lawrence Moniz said that Carter was reckless.

Carter has been on trial for involuntary manslaughter for the death of her 18-year-old boyfriend. Carter, then 17, is accused of urging her boyfriend Conrad Roy III to kill himself over text messages. Roy was sitting in his pickup in July 2014, filling his truck with carbon monoxide, trying to kill himself. Having second thoughts, he left the truck, and Carter told him to ‘‘get back in.’’

Judge Moniz called that text from Carter reckless conduct on Friday morning. He added that she knew what condition he was in and yet didn’t call 911 or Roy’s family. Moniz further added that Carter knew the location of the suicide.

“She

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Motion Filed To Get New Trial For ‘Making A Murderer’s’ Steven Avery

The attorney for Making A Murderer’s Steven Avery is requesting a new trial for the convicted murderer, filing a 1,272-page notice for post conviction relief in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.

Avery is serving a life sentence for the 2005 murder of freelance photographer Theresa Halbach. The 2015 Netflix documentary series Making A Murderer raised questions about the conviction, leading many to believe that Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey, who was also charged with the murder and is serving a life sentence, are innocent. The documentary suggested that police might have planted evidence on Avery’s property and that investigators took advantage of Dassey’s limited intellect to coax him into confessing. Avery previously served 18 years in prison for the wrongful conviction of sexual assault and attempted murder of Penny Beerntsen, before being fully exonerated in 2003 through DNA evidence. He filed a suit against the county two years before he was

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Will Subject Of ‘Serial’ Case Get A New Trial?

There’s an update in the case of Adnan Syed. A Baltimore appeals court will soon hear arguments about whether Syed, known for sharing his case on the popular podcast Serial, will get a new trial as part of his appeal of his murder conviction.

The Baltimore Sun reports that attorneys will return to court for the hearing on June 8, but the decision itself will be made at a later date. This January, the Court of Special Appeals ruled that it would hear arguments in the state’s appeal of a judge’s order to give Syed a new trial.

In 2000, Syed was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. The story of high school love and murder captivated audiences in the NPR podcast Serial. Millions heard about evidence that may have shifted the trial unfairly against Syed, including an unheard alibi and inaccurate cellphone records.

Last June, a judge overturned the original conviction on

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Will Subject Of ‘Serial’ Case Get A New Trial? | Crime Time – Oxygen

There’s an update in the case of Adnan Syed. A Baltimore appeals court will soon hear arguments about whether Syed, known for sharing his case on the popular podcast Serial, will get a new trial as part of his appeal of his murder conviction.

The Baltimore Sun reports that attorneys will return to court for the hearing on June 8, but the decision itself will be made at a later date. This January, the Court of Special Appeals ruled that it would hear arguments in the state’s appeal of a judge’s order to give Syed a new trial.

In 2000, Syed was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. The story of high school love and murder captivated audiences in the NPR podcast Serial. Millions heard about evidence that may have shifted the trial unfairly against Syed, including an unheard alibi and inaccurate cellphone records.

Last June, a judge overturned the original conviction on

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Amanda Knox’s Memoir Reveals The Insane Streak Of Chance That Led To Her Trial

In Amanda Knox’s memoir, Waiting To Be Heard, she writes that she almost didn’t go to Italy as an exchange student. Of course, we know how this turns out – it’s the place where she was eventually accused of torturing and murdering her roommate, Meredith Kercher, in 2007. It’s the place where she and her boyfriend, Rafaele Sollecito, spent four years in jail for Meredith’s murder. And it was the place that she was acquitted of that crime.

But her mother was born in Germany. Amanda spoke German growing up with her mother and grandmother. When she began school at the University Of Washington as a linguistics major, she believed that learning French or Spanish would provide more fruitful job opportunities for her. But when Amanda was young, she had taken a trip to Italy two weeks after 9/11 and fell in love with the warmth towards Americans and the

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