DJ's extreme response to Taylor Swift grope case

Section
Celebrity,
Publish Date
Friday, 18 August 2017, 7:09AM

By Natalie Wolfe

The former radio DJ found guilty of sexually assaulting Taylor Swift at a concert in 2013 has said he's on the verge of taking some very extreme measures in the wake of his conviction.

At a backstage meet-and-greet before Swift's concert at Denver's Pepsi Arena back in 2013, radio DJ David Mueller and his girlfriend at the time posed with the then-23-year-old singer where Mueller grabbed Swift's buttocks.

Immediately after the photo was taken, a distressed Swift reported the incident to her team, including her mother Andrea Swift.

Andrea reported the incident to KYGO-FM, the country radio station where Mueller was a morning host and earning $US150,000 a year at his self-described "dream job".

Mueller was fired - and, he's since revealed, hasn't been able to find a job since.

Taylor Swift, centre, poses with DJ MUeller and his girlfriend. Photo/TMZ

Speaking to TMZ today, Mueller revealed he's exhausted all his options for finding a job - and has even started considering plastic surgery.

"Right now, I don't have any offers. A lot of my friends in radio know that I'd be willing to even work for free," he told the gossip site.

"I offered to do a job that I did when I first got into radio which is just screening phone calls," he added.

Mueller, who still insists he didn't grab the singer, told the website it's his face that's the issue - despite working in radio.

"I think it's hard for people to picture having me around. I'm hoping to clear my name and get my reputation back so I can work on a morning show," he said, before revealing his next stop would be plastic surgery.

"When I'm talking to people, not one person has said yeah, let's give him a chance. But that might change you know, this is still very fresh. It was a big story this week so maybe in the future I might have to get some plastic surgery and change my identity, I don't know, I really don't know," he told them.

Mueller, who was seeking up to $3 million, denied Swift's allegation from the start and maintained his innocence after the verdict.

"I've been trying to clear my name for four years," he said in explaining why he took the singer-songwriter to court.

"Civil court is the only option I had. This is the only way that I could be heard," he added.

Swift on the other hand, said there was no doubt in her mind over whether or not the radio host had groped her.

"It was intentional. He stayed attached to my bare ass-cheek as I lurched away from him," Swift testified.

"It was a definite grab. A very long grab," she told the court.

Swift was awarded a symbolic $US1 in damages that she had sought after a federal jury found that Mueller had groped her.