Taylor Swift trial: Jury selection begins

Denver (CNN)Taylor Swift’s star power took center stage Monday as jury selection began in a civil trial over a backstage encounter between the superstar and a Denver disc jockey.

Former KYGO morning show host David Mueller, who was known professionally as “Jackson,” claims he lost his job after Swift falsely accused him of improperly touching her at a 2013 meet-and-greet at Pepsi Center. KYGO radio is a CNN affiliate.
He sued Swift, her mother, Andrea, and her radio promotions director, Frank Bell, in 2015. His lawsuit alleged that they reported the incident to his employers and pressured them to “do the right thing,” leading to his termination. He is seeking $3 million in damages.
    Swift, who was 23 at the time, countersued Mueller. Her suit accused him of improperly touching her as they posed for a photo by “reaching under her dress and grabbing her bottom.” Judge William Martinez granted Swift’s request to seal the photo until the trial on the grounds that it could prejudice potential jurors, but it was leaked in 2016.
    Prospective jurors from the Denver area were asked if they had ever seen the photo as lawyers began to narrow down the pool of 60 people to eight needed to form the panel. Jury selection will resume Tuesday morning.
    To Swift, the trial is more than an effort to simply refute Mueller’s claim. If she prevails, Swift vowed to donate potential monetary awards to charitable organizations “dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard,” she said in her countersuit.
    Moreover, she hopes it will “serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts,” she said in her countersuit.

    Bracing for media, ‘Swifties’

    The allegations triggered years of legal wrangling leading up to one of the hottest tickets in Denver this week. News trucks took up street parking in front of the courthouse and live shots took up most of the plaza in front of the courthouse.
    Swift, her mother and Bell are expected to testify, along with an associate professor from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Department of Women and Gender Studies. Lorraine Bayard de Volo is expected to offer expert testimony on the ramifications of sexual assault and harassment.
    Anticipating a large crowd of the singer’s fans, known as “Swifties,” the court designated 32 seats in the courtroom for the public. A public overflow location in the courthouse with a closed circuit video feed of the proceedings will be available for up to 75 members of the public.
    People can start lining up outside the courthouse at 6 a.m. for a coveted spot; those who get in will have to leave behind their phones, cameras and Swift swag, such as banners and signs.

    Opinions about Swift and improper touching

    Accompanied by her legal team, Swift, her mother and Bell were in the courtroom Monday for jury selection. Mueller sat at a table a few feet away with his back toward them as Martinez and the attorneys took turns questioning potential jurors.
    In addition to standard queries about personal background and prior jury service, the juror questionnaire touched on Swift and Mueller and the photo in question.
    Among the questions potential jurors responded to:
    “Have you ever considered yourself a fan of Taylor Swift?”
    “Do you have any opinion of singer Taylor Swift?”
    “Have you ever seen any pictures related to a lawsuit or dispute between David Mueller and Taylor Swift?”
    “In a lawsuit between David Mueller and Taylor Swift would you have a bias for or against either Taylor Swift or David Mueller?”
    Members of the jury pool also were asked about their experiences with inappropriate touching.
    One person said he had friends who claimed to have experiences of being inappropriately touched. The man was struck from the pool after he said he was unsure he could be impartial.
    Another man insisted he would be fair and impartial even though his wife runs “women’s empowerment workshops.”
    Mueller’s lawyer questioned the man’s claim, arguing that the his wife’s line of work could make him biased toward Swift.
    The lawyer said that Swift has made the case into “a crusade for women’s issues,” stretching its implications beyond the incident in question.
    The judge decided to keep the juror for the time being as jury selection ended Monday.

    More From this publisher : HERE


  • Get This Guide That Can Help You To Determine The Baby Gender Of Your Choice.
  • Put small animated peel image at the top corner right or left on webpage
  • Reveals a scientifically proven method to conceive your gender of your choice.
  • Help and answers for off track thoroughbred owners.Dedicated to the retraining of race horses.
  • This Ebook Reveals What The Right Focus Is And Encourages Its Readers To Adopt It.
  • Know how to get trades earlier and exit with more profit and higher reward to risk ratios
  • They Are The Breeders Of The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever For 39 Years.
  • Get Highly Accurate Forex SignalsVery Reliable. Trial Us For Only 5
  • Clickbank Ads

    If you like our content help us with a share… or two …  

    Also -  I have some free stuff for you .......

    Nr 1. In This FREE Report you can Discover:

    Secrets to acquiring the freshest, hottest leads via YouTube In-Stream ads quickly and easily! Best secret tips for the most effective targeting for your ads! Totally legal, but little-known method for literally stealing traffic from your competitors! Get more traffic to your videos and landing pages without spending a fortune! And much more - all within this special FREE report!


    Nr 2. Did you know you can Absolutely EXPLODE YOUR EMAIL LIST FOR FREE with UNTOUCHED offline sources?


    Nr 3. The #1 secret to becoming an affiliate superstar - Earn your first $100 online – without a dime to invest.

    If you’re still looking to “make it online – I have just the thing for you. It’s a video series that shows how to make your first $100 online – even if you don’t have a dime to invest. Yes – nothing.  Free.  Nada. Is this possible? You bet. It’s the most powerful system used by those “in the know”. Good things don’t have to be difficult. And they don’t only come to those who wait. Have A Look


    Nr 4. Top 10 Email Marketing Mistakes. Which of these mistakes do you make?


    Nr 5.  You can learn about : The hottest social networking site that will send an unlimited stampede of traffic to your site - for FREE! How to quickly locate a swarm of hungry buyers using "information portals"! The fast and easy way to use simple images to siphon targeted traffic, on command! Learn how to get the most possible traffic from Instagram, and make sure that traffic converts! And much more ...


    Nr 6. It’s no secret… Facebook is an incredible place to get tons of free, viral traffic. But… most people are going about it all wrong.  How many of these mistakes are you making? Download the free report to find out.


    Nr 7.  Special free report .  It's called "Operation Midas Touch" and you can download it here...

    The report features a surefire method for generating at least $1000 per week online,without a website or product of your own!

    Nr 8.  Instagram is still one of the hottest ways to get a LOT of traffic fast. All by sharing images. Sounds easy enough, yeah? Well, yes and no. If you want to really start driving a lot of  traffic and making sales using Instagram then you should download this report.

    Nr 9.  When it comes to creating a product online there are so many ways to approach it. Wouldn’t it be great to just get the meat of it all so you can get started faster? Well, the good news is, today you can download a guide called the Product Creation Formula Quickstart Guide. It’s as the title suggests - a Quickstart guide. You’ll get a list of action steps to take right away. Download your copy today !

    Nr 10. Would you like to finally USE all of that dusty PLR you have sitting around on your harddrive? Or maybe find the resources for the best PLR available - at the best prices? What about how to use that PLR to make you money with just a few minutes of work. Well, you’re not going to want to miss this!

      Nr 11. Buzzfeed’s top post has more than 21 million views. Think about that for a sec… ONE of their articles has had over 21 million people who have read it! And they have thousands of articles... what would you do with that kind of traffic? A friend of mine hacked their method and was able to use it to get 11,592 targeted new subscribers in 2 weeks on their very first attempt!

    Nr 12. Push notifications are one of today's hottest trends in website traffic and conversions, and for good reason. Studies have shown that as many as 40% of people will opt-in for push notifications, which is about TEN TIMES the rate of people who opt-in for emails! That’s huge! Not only that, but they're also highly effective at pulling clicks, as well. Some studies have shown CTR at an average of around 40%, with highs of as much as 80%! Again, that’s huge!

    Nr 13. Would you like to know how to get more money from the exact same number of website visitors you’re currently getting? Even if you’re website is getting as few as 1-2 visitors a day, this report will show you how to increase your profits using these few handy hacks.

    Nr 14. People have now realised that it's not the size of the list which matters, it's the quality. ... and the only way to create a quality list is by launching your own products. Let it be $7 ebooks, $17 info products, $27 video training product or software's... all of these work. My good friend Kevin Fahey has is revealing how he's launched over 20 products in the past 4 years, many of them top sellers. Needless to say he's banked a handsome amount in this time.

    Nr 15. Do you ever feel that the man you like or even love, just doesn't see you or desire you in way you want him to? Or... maybe you're able to get a man's attention though not the right kind of attention? Or... maybe you're still single because you wait and wait for men to approach you first? What you may not know is that the way we flirt will either attract the "wrong" man for us or the "right" man.

    Nr 16. When it comes to getting sales and leads online, there is ONE thing that 95% of marketers use... it's called a LIST. My friend Jimmy just released a free book that explains WHY a list is important and how YOU can build your own list. It's available right here (and it won't cost you a penny)

    Nr 17. If you have tried everything, and still aren't able to get your Ex back, then you need to pay attention.

    Nr 18. What if I told you that you could make ANY woman WANT to do ANYTHING for you? Would you think I'm crazy? Well... what If I told you that you could also make her LOVE every minute of it and come back for more?


    Nr 19. I have a special free plugin for you today. It's called "Covert Hover Mini"

    This plugin will triple your blog traffic by compelling your visitors to share your images on social media. This is some really clever stuff and it works like a charm. After you grab your free plugin, don't  forget to read the free bonus report as it will show exactly how and why this strategy works like crazy.

    Nr 20. The days of being able to get away with a basic WP theme and a pic or two are gone, your site needs to look good. Even Google are looking for you to have engaging graphics on your site. But getting good quality graphics made for your site is a pain, AND it will cost you both time and money (if you outsource it). But I have a special free download for you today. A virtual treasure chest of over 21K profit pulling graphics you can start sing today to generate more traffic & sales!

    Nr 21. 20 professional full HD background videos. These background videos are perfect for giving your videos that extra kick they need to stand out from the crowd Oh yeah they are in full 1080p HD too, I hope you'll enjoy them.

    Nr 22. If you've ever failed to create a WordPress site of your own or typically waste hours & even weeks trying to figure it all out on your own....

    Nr 23. No doubt, you've seen all of the video launches lately! There is a reason for it... Video marketing is a GREAT way to make money, and with the recent creation tools making it super accessable for anyone to get started... It's no surprise that more people are making videos. However... there is a missing element to most video marketing products...

    Nr 24. For the first time ever... You can get the straight scoop on how someone is selling over $1,000,000/year of t-shirts on Facebook!

    Use them  .... and have fun !