WASHINGTON – A United States federal judge dismissed on Friday a lawsuit filed against singer Taylor Swift by former DJ David Mueller, whom she alleges groped her before a concert in 2013.
Mueller had accused Swift of deliberately getting him fired after falsely accusing him of groping her.
Judge William Martinez said that Mueller presented insufficient evidence that Swift had deliberately attempted to have him dismissed from his job at KYGO-FM radio station.
The judge threw out the case before jurors were due to hear closing arguments.
Mueller had been seeking $3 million in damages from Swift for wrongful dismissal.
Mueller has made the same accusation against Swift’s mother and radio representative Frank Bell.
Jurors will return on Monday to consider those allegations, as well as Swift’s symbolic $1 countersuit.