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Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:02:22 +0000Taylor SwiftTaylor Swifthttp://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12524/7037394?cpt=8&wpid=2637KFDX(--melanie--)a colorado dj is accused of groping taylor swift during a 2013 photo shoot....the man is suing the pop star, saying he was fired from his job because of swift's accusations..but is denying any inappropriate behavior....joe fryer reports from denver, coloradojoe fryer, reporting david mueller... on the stand for more than 3 hours... detailed his version of events from a 2013 meet-and-greet... testifying... as music superstar taylor swift looked on in the courtroom.at issue... what happened when swift, mueller and mueller's girlfriend at the time... posed for this photo... which was shown to jurors tuesday. it was sealed by the court... but published last year by tmz. mueller testified that as he moved to get into the picture, his hand was closed and "came into contact with part of her body"... "i felt what appeared or seemed to be a rib cage, or rib, or ribs." mueller described it as "jostling"... adding, "our hands touched and our arms touched." but he said he never lifted her skirt or grabbed her behind... as swift has alleged.his lawyer arguing the photo supports mueller because swift's skirt is not visibly ruffled or rumpled.the pop superstar never reported the incident to police... but one of her reps told mueller's station... kygo radio. and two days later... mueller was fired. he sued swift and members of her team in 2015... saying the groping allegation cost him a job that pays more than 150-thousand dollars a year. on tuesday, mueller said, "it's a horrible thing i'm accused of and i want to clear my name."swift counter- sued... claiming assault and battery. in court... the pop star could be seen writing notes to her attorney... and at one point, her mother and co-defendant, andrea, broke down in tears.during opening statements... their attorney, doug baldridge asked jurors, "what's wrong with this picture? a woman is assaulted, a woman reports it and she gets sued? it just doesn't make sense."he said swift is asking for 1 dollar in damages... telling the jury, "she's not trying to bankrupt this man. she's trying to tell people out there you can say 'no' when someone puts their hand on you."on the first day of testimony... spectators lined up at 4 a.m... hoping to get one of just 32 courtroom seats reserved for the public. swift is expected to testify... at some point in the trial.joe fryer, nbc news denver.