Taylor Swift Was ‘Shaken’ and ‘Humiliated’ by Alleged Butt-Grope Incident, Singer’s Mother Testifies

“He sexually assaulted her, that guy,” “Shake it Off” singer’s mother says of fired radio DJ

Taylor Swift’s mother Andrea Swift testified Wednesday in the trial over whether Colorado radio DJ David Mueller groped the singer’s rear-end during a 2013 meet-and-greet, saying that her daughter was “shaken” and “humiliated” by the alleged violation.

During her testimony, the elder Swift said that she heard about the alleged groping “from my daughter’s mouth. I knew exactly what happened. He sexually assaulted her, that guy,” she said, indicating Mueller, ABC News reports.

Asked why the police weren’t contacted after the incident, Swift replied that “we didn’t want it to be public.”

The elder Swift, who testified that she was not in attendance at the meet-and-greet when the alleged groping occurred, nonetheless told the court that she was “shocked.”

“We felt it was imperative we let his employers know what happened. … We did not want him to get away with it,” Swift said. “He committed a sexual assault on my daughter. I wanted them [Mueller’s former radio station KYGO] to make their own conclusion.”

Swift was initially sued in September 2015 by Mueller, who claims that he was wrongfully fired after being accused of groping the singer’s butt during a meet-and-greet at Swift’s concert at Denver’s Pepsi Arena in June 2013. The radio personality, who goes by the professional name “Jackson,” has adamantly denied the accusation, though Swift has testified, “It was not an accident. It was completely intentional, and I have never been so sure of anything in my life.”

Swift subsequently filed a countersuit against Mueller in October 2015.