Taylor Swift on creep DJ: 'That dude just grabbed my a–'

Taylor Swift didn’t mince words when she was groped by an ex-disc jockey at a Denver concert four years ago, her lawyer told a jury Tuesday.

“That dude just grabbed my a–,” Swift blurted out, according to lawyer Douglas Baldridge.

Baldridge quoted the superstar singer during a blistering opening statement in a civil trial that centers on a disputed encounter at the Pepsi Center in June 2013.

The case went to court after former radio host David Mueller filed suit against Swift, claiming her bogus allegation cost him his $ 150,000-a-year gig at a country music station.

Taylor Swift appears in court for jury selection in groping case

He’s seeking at least $ 3 million.

Swift counter-sued, claiming that the middle-aged DJ sexually assaulted her during the pre-show photo-op.

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The pop singer is seeking a symbolic $ 1 judgment in a counter-suit against ex-DJ David Mueller.

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Swift is seeking a symbolic $ 1 judgment.

She was 23 at the time. He was 51.

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In his opening statement, Swift’s lawyer said Mueller’s story changed seven times following the incident.

Swift, on the contrary, has never wavered, he added.

That’s the one and only story we have to tell you — that Mr. Mueller grabbed her rear end,” Baldridge said.

A revealing photograph put on the courtroom monitor Tuesday showed Muller and his former girlfriend standing on either side of the singer, with Mueller’s right hand directly behind Swift’s backside.

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Mueller is seen sporting a wide, smug grin.

“We have a situation where it’s ‘he said, she said,’” his lawyer Gabriel McFarland told the jury.

McFarland painted Swift as a liar.

“Let’s be clear about something from the onset — inappropriate touching is offensive, it’s wrong and should never be tolerated,” McFarland added. “Let’s also be clear that falsely accusing someone of inappropriate touching is equally offensive, it’s wrong and should not be tolerated.”

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Both Swift and Mueller were expected to testify.

Earlier, legions of fans stood outside the Denver as two men and six women were selected to sit on the jury.

Tree Paine (center), Taylor Swift’s publicist, walks in to attend the jury selection phase in a civil trial to determine whether a radio host groped the pop singer.

Tree Paine (center), Taylor Swift’s publicist, walks in to attend the jury selection phase in a civil trial to determine whether a radio host groped the pop singer.

(David Zalubowski/AP)

Swift arrived in court Tuesday morning dressed conservatively in a black suit with her blond hair tied back in a bun.

Mueller was wearing a black suit with dark red time on the second day of the anticipated nine-day trial.

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U.S. District Judge William Martinez swore in the last juror, a white-haired woman, after axing a middle-aged man who admitted, “(Swift’s) music is catchy and good vibes.”

“My wife loves her music,” the juror added, “and we enjoy listening to it as a family and dancing to it sometimes.”

Tuesday ended an extraordinary selection process that saw prospective jurors asked such questions as whether they liked Swift’s music and whether or not they had ever been groped.

And, for the second day, court officials braced themselves for the singer’s ardent fans known as “Swifties” who arrived en masse to attend the proceedings — starting at the crack of dawn.

Taylor Swift appears in court for jury selection in groping case

In this sketch, former radio host David Mueller speaks in federal court.

In this sketch, former radio host David Mueller speaks in federal court.

(Jeff Kandyba/AP)

Dani Kuta, Lucy Peterson and Grace Jarecke — all high school students — woke up at 3 a.m. to be the first people in line.

“We only got two hours of sleep,” giggled Peterson, 17, who aspires to a career in journalism.

By 4:15a.m. in the morning, the trio were standing outside the U.S. District Court building in the dark, a block away from the Greyhound station in downtown Denver, an area known for crime and vagrancy.

“Our parents were OK with it, and that was a surprise,” Jarecke said. “We didn’t get hassled by anyone.”

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By daybreak, a dozen Swift fans had joined the three high school students. By 7 a.m., the line stretched down the block.

The civil trial will focus on the events of June 2, 2013, when Mueller and his erstwhile girlfriend Shannon Melcher met Swift, then 23, backstage at the Pepsi Center.

In this courtroom sketch, Taylor Swift (l.) appears with her lawyer and mother in federal court Tuesday in Denver.

In this courtroom sketch, Taylor Swift (l.) appears with her lawyer and mother in federal court Tuesday in Denver.

(Jeff Kandyba/AP)

What’s beyond dispute is that they posed together for a quick photo.

Within minutes, Mueller was escorted out of the building by Swift’s bodyguards, after being accused of reaching under the singer’s dress and grabbing her butt cheek.

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One fan lined up outside — a high school cheerleader — gushed about being at the show where the incident took place.

“I went to the concert wearing my cheer captain outfit to honor her song “You Belong With Me,” Avery Tellam, 18, said with a smile.

Tellam, wearing a University of Colorado sweatshirt, black leggings, and white sneakers covered with yellow Woodstock images from the Peanuts cartoon, said she was proud of her role model “standing up against sexual assault.”

Ten-year-old Vega Zaringlee also commended the singer for not relenting in the legal battle.

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“As a young woman I think it’s really important that we stand up for ourselves, and she has been a role model for the me that way,” Zaringlee said.

Just behind the Zaringlee was a Swift fan who didn’t quite look the part.

Anthony Reyther, 29, stood in line stoically, his long, bushy, black hair falling down on both sides of his face and punctuated by stud piercing above his left eye.

“I don’t think groping is good in any situation, and I hope things turn out OK for her,” Reyther said.

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Reyther, the lead guitarist in a heavy metal band called Immortal Synn, was wearing all black, including a long-sleeved T-shirt with the blood red insignia of Dokken, a popular heavy metal band from the 1980s.

“I like her music,” he said. “I’m here to support her.”

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