David Mueller is maintaining his innocence.
On Monday, a judge found the former Colorado radio DJ guilty of putting his hand under Taylor Swift’s skirt and touching her bare buttocks during a fan meet-and-greet in 2013. Swift was awarded $1 in her countersuit after providing testimony in the six-day trial.
Following the ruling, Mueller spoke to ABC News and claimed he is innocent.
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“I didn’t do what they say I did. I didn’t do it. I never grabbed her. I never had my hand under her skirt and I can pass a polygraph [test],” he said following the verdict. It is unclear when Mueller gave the interview, but he did provide an explanation for why it appears his hand is on her butt in a photo from the incident.
“I wasn’t ready. I wasn’t invited to be in the photo. I just moved into the shot the best I could,” he said.
Mueller first filed a lawsuit seeking $3 million in 2015 against Swift claiming that her accusations caused him to lose his job. A month later, Swift countersued for only $1 and said Mueller “intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission.”
Mueller’s suit was dismissed last week. He claims that he never wanted money from Swift but wanted her to admit he had done no wrong.
“I asked for something in writing which stated that there was a misunderstanding,” he said. “And I can take that and possibly convince someone at a radio station to hire me.”
Following the verdict, Swift released a statement to fans.
I want to thank Judge William J. Martinez and the jury for their careful consideration, my attorneys Doug Baldridge, Danielle Foley, Jay Schaudies and Katie Wright for fighting for me and anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault, and especially anyone who offered their support throughout this four-year ordeal and two-year long trial process.
I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this. My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.