DJ Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Taylor Swift Shares His Story

The DJ that Taylor Swift accused of groping her is speaking out about the sexual assault allegations.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Swift accused David Mueller of lifting her skirt and grabbing her butt without her consent at a June 2013 meet-and-greet after a concert. Mueller was fired from his job at KYGO FM after the alleged incident took place. Mueller denied touching Swift inappropriately and insisted it was actually his supervisor who groped the "Shake it Off" singer. Mueller sued Swift for slander after she made her initial accusation. Swift then filed a countersuit for assault and battery and promised to donate any winnings to sexual assault victims' charities.

"My right hand—I'm looking at the photographer and I'm trying to get my right hand, you know, behind Taylor, because [another DJ] was on the other side of Taylor," he told Detroit's 955 Mojo in the Morning (via TMZ). "My other hand I think was just on my belt or on my pocket...So my right hand, I've got my hand closed and my palm down, and I reach behind, toward Taylor. Our hands touched and our arms crossed. That's all I remember." Mueller continued, "My hand was not touching her body...My hand was never under her skirt. I never grabbed her. My hand was not open."

Swift said in a deposition (via Billboard) in July 2016, "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 a** 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...I remember being frantic, distressed, feeling violated in a way I had never experienced before...I was completely stunned."

Last month, a photo surfaced from the incident. Swift's legal team reportedly tried to have that photo sealed from the public, but Mueller's camp claims the image only helps prove the case that his hand was not up her skirt.

The DJ said he was at a loss for what to do after he and his girlfriend were kicked out of the venue the night of the incident. "I'd never been in trouble in my life," he told the radio show. "I actually contacted a criminal attorney. I thought for sure I was going to get arrested."

"This actually is the worst possible scenario for me because if I was arrested, I would have my day in court," he said. "You're innocent until proven guilty. I would have a chance to defend myself in criminal court. I never got a chance to defend myself. I never got my day in court. My program director never came to my assistance at the arena that night. The police never showed up."