Celebrity Sleaze – 08/09/2017

by Gino on August 9, 2017

in Celebrity Scoop


On the opening day of the Taylor Swift groping trial, a former DJ denied ever touching the singer’s buttocks at a photo session before her concert in 2013. Former radio host David Mueller, who sued Swift two years after being fired by his radio station as a result of the encounter, testified Tuesday at the civil trial in Denver that he may have touched Swift’s “rib cage, or rib, or ribs” with a closed hand as he tried to jump into a photo with her.

Mueller said he and Swift were trying to reach around one another and their hands and arms touched during a meet-and-greet that he estimated lasted 40 seconds or less.

Jurors were shown a photo of the encounter, which has been sealed. The photo in question shows Mueller with his hand behind Swift, just below her waist, at the pre-concert event. Swift and Mueller are both smiling in the picture.

“If you look at that photograph, his hand is not underneath Miss Swift’s skirt, and her skirt is not rumpled in any fashion,” said Mueller’s lawyer, Gabriel McFarland. Swift’s lawyers have called the image “damning” proof that Mueller inappropriately touched her.

Swift, who has countersued Mueller, was present in court yesterday as an eight-member jury was selected to hear her civil trial.

Mueller’s lawyer began with an opening statement telling the jury that inappropriate touching is offensive and wrong but that “falsely accusing someone of inappropriate touching is equally offensive” and wrong. During his testimony, Mueller said that he wants to vindicate himself and recoup lost earnings after being fired from his dream job over the claim. He said he was earning $150,000 under a two-year contract that began six months before the concert.

In his opening statement, Swift’s lawyer Douglas Baldridge, “That’s the one and only story we have to tell you – that Mr. Mueller grabbed her rear end,” also emphasizing the age difference between Mueller, then 51, and Swift, then 23.

In a twist, Mueller also testified yesterday that one of his station bosses, Hershel Coomer, told him that he had met Swift earlier before the show and that “he told me that he had his hands on her butt.” But under cross-examination, Mueller couldn’t explain why he didn’t tell a boss investigating the incident about the exchange with Coomer.

Swift’s attorney says Swift is seeking a symbolic $1 in her counterclaim and isn’t trying to bankrupt Mueller. He says she’s showing others that “you can always say no.”


Ever since Chris Pratt and Anna Faris alerted fans via social media that they were going their separate ways, people have been wondering what drove them to it.

TMZ is reporting that differing opinions about family life and kids led to their split. Citing insiders, the gossip outlet claims that Faris envisioned a family that spends most of its time together. Plus she wants more kids.

  • Pratt, meanwhile, is adjusting to his rocketing fame and is traveling all over the world to promote and shoot movies that keep him away from home, TMZ reports. He also reportedly doesn’t want more kids right now.
  • The pair, by all accounts, is heartbroken over the split and plans to keep everything as friendly as possible. 


Miley Cyrus has announced her new album Younger Now. The 24-year-old revealed that the new collection will debut on September 29th. Younger Now will be a follow up to her 2013 album Bangerz, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

In recent months, Miley released two new songs titled “Malibu” and “Inspired.” Miley was also announced as a performer at the 2017 MTV VMAs, which will air on August 27th. And Woody Allen hired her to appear in his first foray into TV, an Amazon mini-series called Crisis in Six Scenes.

Miley also recently announced she is bringing her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, in to help her out for the upcoming season of The Voice. The elder Cyrus will serve as advisor for Miley’s team. Miley previously served as an advisor to all the coaches in season 10 before joining the show as a coach. The Voice returns on September 25th on NBC.

MIley will also appear with the entire Cyrus clan on the new season of Apple Music’s Carpool Karaoke series, which launched yesterday. 

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