David Mueller DJ who Grabbed Taylor Swift’s Butt

Meet David Mueller

David Mueller is the Denver DJ and radio host who allegedly groped Taylor Swift. Things got beyond uncomfortable between the two of them and he was “banned for life” from Taylor Swift concerts.

After the alleged episode, David Mueller got kicked out of his job and filed a lawsuit against the 25-year-old star last month. But Taylor isn’t backing down and has filed a counterclaim against the former Denver radio host.

Colorado radio DJ David Mueller, also known as “Jackson” on a local country radio station says he was falsely accused by Taylor but she is saying a total different story.

The alleged incident occurred during a backstage event in June 2013, where Mueller attended a Swift concert meet-and-greet at the Pepsi Center with his girlfriend and a co-worker, CNN reported.

David Mueller and his girlfriend were chatting with Swift when she agreed to take a photo together. It was at that moment that he grabbed her butt! He and his girlfriend were kicked out of the concert.

Swift described the scene saying he lifted her “skirt with his hands and grabbed her bottom“. A few phone calls later and David Mueller got the boot. Her team merely provided evidence of the incident to the radio station which then made its own decision to terminate Mueller, a spokesperson for Taylor said.


David Mueller worked as co-host of the 98.5 KYGO Ryno and Jackson morning show. He has been working in the industry for over 2 decades and his suit claims he had met other stars including Britney, Mariah Carey, etc. without any previous incidents. He also calls Taylors claims ‘nonsense’  saying

The contention that Mr Mueller lifted up Ms Swift’s skirt and grabbed her bottom, while standing with his girlfriend, in front of Ms Swift’s photographer and Ms Swift’s highly trained security personnel, during a company sponsored, VIP, backstage meet-and-greet, is nonsense, particularly given that Ms Swift’s skirt is in place and is not being lifted by Mr Mueller’s hand in the photograph.”

The country music radio host, also sued his former employer, KYGO radio station. According to the Daily Mail, David Mueller did admit Taylor was assaulted but said he was the wrong guy and placed the blame on his superior at Denver radio station KYGO, named Eddie Haskell.

David Mueller had more than two decades of experience in the radio industry, working at stations in San Diego, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Columbus, Ohio, before landing at KYGO in Denver circa January 2013. At the time he attended the concert with girlfriend and co-worker, Shannon Melcher.
David Mueller is suing for lost wages.