Taylor Swift's PR team must get paid in knapsacks jammed full of gold bars on a weekly basis because it is the NASA of Hollywood press management.
Swift filed a countersuit against former KYGO radio host David Mueller, who sued Swift after he lost his job after being accused of groping the star at a meet-and-greet at the Pepsi Center in 2013, Billboard reports. If Swift wins the suit, countless victims win with her.
The ex-host sued the pop star in September, insisting her allegations he groped her were false and led to his termination from the station. The 25-year-old responded by requesting a jury trial.
If she beats Mueller, Swift vowed to donate any money she wins to “charitable organizations dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard.”
Despite claiming to be the kind of person who doesn't roll up to a work event ready to grab some famous butts, Mueller has a history of inconsistent employment.
Fired from two on-air radio jobs before the 2013 incident, Mueller worked off the air since 2006, according to the countersuit.
The countersuit also alleges Mueller blatantly ignored the singer's personal boundaries regardless of respect, propriety or environment.
The countersuit says, “[Mueller] intentionally reached under [Swift's] skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission… Mueller did not merely brush his hand against Ms. Swift while posing for the photograph. He lifted her skirt and groped her."
Contrary to his original claims when filing the suit, Mueller admitted Swift was groped, but blamed his KYGO “superior,” Eddie Haskell.
The countersuit calls bullsh*t, saying,
Ms. Swift knows exactly who committed the assault -- it was Mueller -- and she is not confused in the slightest about whether her long-term business acquaintance, Mr. Haskell, was the culprit… Resolution of this counterclaim will demonstrate that Mueller alone was the perpetrator of the humiliating and wrongful conduct targeted against Ms. Swift, and will serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts.
One schlub's mistake could provide support for plenty of disenfranchised women. Thanks, of course, to Taylor Swift.