Taylor Swift's Rep Responds to DJ Lawsuit over Alleged Butt-Grabbing: The Radio Station 'Was Given Evidence'

Denver radio personality David Mueller lost his job over the incident, his lawsuit alleges

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A former Denver radio host has filed a lawsuit against Taylor Swift, claiming he lost his job after the singer’s security team accused him of touching her butt.

The Denver Post reports the case stems from Swift’s concert at the Pepsi Center on June 2, 2013.

According to the lawsuit, radio personality David Mueller and his girlfriend Shannon Melcher took a photo with Swift backstage at a meet and greet. Swift “quickly put her arm” around Melcher and Mueller entered the shot “at the last second.” Then Swift thanked the couple and they left the area.

Following the photo, Mueller said a co-worker “excitedly told him about his experience meeting Ms. Swift earlier that night,” during which his colleague “described and demonstrated how [the co-worker] had put his arms around her, hands on her bottom,” the lawsuit claims.

Mueller’s filing alleges he was later approached by Swift’s security team, who accused him of touching her butt and verbally abused the couple before escorting them out of the building. Two days later, he was fired from his job on 98.5 KYGO’s Ryno and Jackson show.

Mueller denies any wrongdoing and claims he has met “hundreds” of celebrities through the station, including Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears, without incident over the years.

“The radio station was given evidence immediately after the incident. They made their independent decision,” a spokesperson for Swift tells PEOPLE in a statement.

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