Trial over allegation that DJ groped Taylor Swift begins today

Taylor Swift might have to show up in a federal court in Denver on Monday

Taylor Swift is in federal court in Denver for the start of jury selection in her lawsuit against Denver disc jockey David Mueller involving a groping allegation.

There will be no alternates.

They must be present for the rest of the trial.

Taylor Swift will not be the only person testifying in the courts as she has asked some witnesses, and friends, to testify on her behalf in the trial.

Swift is seeking a verdict that awards her $1, while holding Mueller responsible and "serving as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts", her lawsuit says. Swift has claimed Mueller intentionally grabbed her while posing for a picture. Once the meet-and-greet was over, she says she alerted her mother as well as others on her team about what had allegedly happened.

Jurors deciding whether a radio host groped Taylor Swift during a photo op - and whether she and her team got him fired - will have to determine not just whose story to believe but what to make of a photograph that both sides say proves their case.

Mueller also accused his boss, Eddie Haskell, of being the one who had touched the singer inappropriately.

He claims he was sacked after Swift falsely accused him of grabbing her and he is seeking up to $3 million in damages.

Jury selection is expected to last through Tuesday.

Swift never reported the alleged incident to Denver police, but according to court papers, Swift's radio promotions director, Frank Bell, reported the alleged incident to KYGO.

Police and a bomb-sniffing dog waited in the rain Monday with about a dozen reporters before potential jurors were set to arrive for questioning.

Swift claims Mueller grabbed her on the buttock during a meet-and-greet photo session at the show.

He's seeking $3 million from the pop superstar. David Mueller's attorney has confirmed that Mueller will also be testifying in the trial.

Swift fans can technically be allowed in the courtroom, as 32 seats are designated for members of the public - not media - and 75 seats will be made available in the public overflow location in the courthouse.

Monday marks the beginning of a nine-day trial in civil court for Taylor Swift, who's being sued by a radio DJ who claims she falsely accused him of groping her over four years ago.

Swift, who said the groping left her "shocked and distressed", then countersued and has aggressively pursued the case.

In it, Mueller's hand is hidden behind the singer near her bottom but he claims the only physical contact they had was when their arms brushed as they took their positions.

U.S. District Court judge William Martinez will be presiding over the trial at the Alfred A. Arraj courthouse in Denver.

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