Taylor Swift Wins Pre-Trial Victory

July 21, 2017 - 6:45am

Taylor Swift and her legal team scored a small victory in their legal battle with David Mueller, a former Denver radio host who allegedly groped the singer during a 2013 meet-and-greet. On Wednesday, a federal judge sanctioned Mueller for destroying multiple electronic devices containing key evidence in the case. Mueller sued Swift in September 2015 claiming the pop star cost him his job after she claimed he groped her during a meet-and-greet session. In court documents, Mueller admitted Swift had been groped but blamed a "superior."

U.S. District Judge William Martinez has allowed Swift's attorneys to question Mueller about a two-hour audio recording he taped during an interview with his boss Robert Call, the day before he was fired. In court papers obtained by The Denver Post, Mueller admitted to destroying or losing four electronic devices, including a cellular phone, laptop, iPad and computer. Mueller gave multiple reasons behind his actions, including that he spilled coffee on his laptop's keyboard. "It was fried," Mueller said.

A trial date has been set for early August.