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Taylor Swift wasn't backing down in court

11-08-2017

Taylor Swift has been praised for her "sharp, gutsy and satisfying" testimony over allegations of sexual assault.

The pop star claims former radio DJ David Mueller groped her while posing for a photo at one of her concerts in 2013 - a charge which he denies.

"Just like her expertly crafted lyrics, Taylor Swift was precise, self-assured and direct," said Billboard magazine.Speaking in court, Swift refused to back down or give ground to the DJ's lawyer.

Asked if she was critical of her bodyguard, Swift replied: "I'm critical of your client sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my ass".

She testified that her security team had seen Mueller "lift my skirt" but only a person on the floor "looking up my skirt" could have seen the entire act "and we didn't have anyone positioned there".

Swift also rejected the accusation that she had misidentified Mueller, saying: "I'm not going to allow you or your client to say I am to blame."

"He had a handful of my ass. It happened to me. I know it was him."

BBC