Taylor Swift Dismissed From Jury Duty for Past Sexual Assault Case

US singer Taylor Swift poses as she arrives to the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California on February 28, 2016. Taylor Swift reported to jury duty in Nashville on Aug. 29. (ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The whereabouts of Taylor Swift were unknown during the Aug. 28 live broadcast of the MTV’s Video Music Awards. Yet the following day, Swift’s location was confirmed—all thanks to Twitter users in Nashville, Tennessee.

Swift reported to jury duty on Monday morning, to the glee and surprise of some fans. WSMV reporter Hayley Mason documented Swift’s time in the courtroom via Twitter.

Dressed in a black shirt and a pared-down look, the “Bad Blood” singer intermingled and posed for selfies with other potential jurors.

Mason stated that the criminal case involves charges of aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping and domestic assault.

Swift also revealed to the judge that she’s currently involved in a civil sexual assault case, but wouldn’t have any issues maintaining impartiality. However, the judge dismissed the Grammy winner from the jury panel.

The civil sexual assault Swift spoke of allegedly involves a Denver, Colorado radio personality named David Mueller. Swift claims that Mueller fondled her backside before a performance at the Denver Pepsi Center in June of 2013. The allegations led to Mueller’s exit from the concert venue and firing at the radio station.

The fired DJ sued the 26-year-old singer-songwriter for the false allegations. According to court documents, Mueller underwent two polygraphs and was found to have told the truth.

“The unequivocal results of both polygraph tests were that Mr. Mueller was speaking truthfully when he denied inappropriate contact with Ms. Swift,” states the lawsuit.  

Swift countersued, in which the countersuit reads, “Resolution of this counterclaim will demonstrate that Mueller alone was the perpetrator of the humiliating and wrongful conduct targeted against Ms. Swift.”

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