The process is expected to be completed by Tuesday lunchtime with opening arguments from both sides due to be heard tomorrow afternoon.
Swift at the federal courthouse in downtown Denver will be asked to line up each day for one of the 32 seats reserved for the public in the courtroom or for one of 75 in an overflow room with a closed-circuit video feed of the proceedings. Here she is seen with him and another DJ Shannon Melcher at the shoot where the alleged incident occurred.
The former 98.5 KYGO-FM DJ, David Mueller, met and posed for a photo with Swift at a backstage meet-and-greet during her June 2013 Denver concert. He and his girlfriend were escorted out of the arena and a member of Swift's team called his boss.
Two days after the incident on June 2, 2013, he was sacked from his $150,000-a-year job following an internal investigation conducted by Lincoln Financial Media.
The case has sparked national attention, with media outlets from all over the country huddled outside the Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse near 19 and Curtis Streets.
Mueller is seeking up to $3 million in damages. "And no matter how much I scooted over, it was still there".More news: Italian Police Arrest Suspected Kidnapper Of British Model
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Refusing to let Mueller make these claims unchecked, Swift brought forth a counter suit less than a month later and called into question both Mueller's character and his version of events from that evening. Even that beef with Perry has been pretty one-sided; while Perry embarked on a press tour for her new album and dished on some of the drama, Swift mostly made her moves in silence, towering over the competition.
'It was completely intentional, I've never been so sure of anything in my life, ' she added, according to the transcript of Swift's videotaped deposition.
Mueller was sacked on June 4th, 2013 after Swift's team gave the photo to the radio station. She said that she countersued to "serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts".
Mueller's attorney Gabriel McFarland argues that another fan may have groped Swift and that his client may have been misidentified. She tried to keep the situation "discreet and quiet and confidential" and was upset by Mueller's claim that "for some reason she might have some incentive to actually fabricate this story", her attorney, Douglas Baldridge, has argued in court.
Andrea Swift and Swift's photographer from the meet-and-greet are just two of the witnesses that are expected to be called to the stand in the civil trial. Swift might appear. The presiding judge, William J. Martínez, has warned anyone who hopes to attend to refrain from wearing clothing "bearing the name or likeness of any of the parties".