Songstress Taylor Swift is about to sing in a whole different way.
Swift, 55, appeared in court in Denver for jury selection in a trial to settle opposing lawsuit filed over whether she was groped by disc jockey David Mueller in 2013.
Swift, dressed in a white dress with a black jacket, looked on as the eight member jury pool was being selected from a group of 60 candidates.
The world famous performer is slated to take the stand later this week.
Swift describes moment she was allegedly groped in testimony
Meanwhile, back in New York a judge ordered a psychiatric exam in the case of a obsessed fan who stalked the blond diva at her Manhattan apartment building.
In the Denver case, DJ David Mueller, 55, sued Swift, 27, after he was fired for allegedly violating the morality clause in the contract.
Mueller claimed that Swift went to his bosses at all-country KYGO radio and allege he had groped her. He was fired from his $ 150,000 a year job two days later. Mueller wants $ 3 million.
Swift countersued, alleging sexual assault by Mueller. She says she wants to hold Mueller accountable and is seeking $ 1.
Swift, then 23, filed a lawsuit of her own, alleging that he did grope her at a photo shoot, but denied doing anything to get him fired. The incident took place at a June 2, 2013 meet-and-greet before a concert performance.
“He took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass cheek, and no matter how much I scooted over, it was still there,” Swift says in court documents.
“It was not an accident, it was completely intentional, and I have never been so sure of anything in my life.”
Swift decided not to file a complaint with the police, but instead keep it a confidential matter.
In the Manhattan case, the psychiatric exam was ordered Monday for a Taylor Swift-obsessed fan who allegedly stalked her at her Manhattan apartment building. He has denied groping her.
Swift filed a lawsuit of her own, directly accusing him of groping her.
The man in the Manhattan case, Mohammed Jaffar, 29, repeatedly went to the “Shake it Off” singer’s home in Tribeca earlier this year and tried to get in contact with the megastar despite being told not to by building security.
If found unfit to stand trial, Jaffar will be sent to a psychiatric facility.
Swift — known for hits including “Shake It Off,” “You Belong With Me,” “I Knew You Were Trouble — made about $ 170 million between June 2015 and June 2016. Her net worth is estimated to be about $ 280 million.
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