Taylor Swift hires sexual assault expert for harassment trial

David Mueller a radio DJ who is accused of grabbing the pop star is looking to preclude the expert from testifying at an upcoming trial

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One month later, Swift, 27, filed a counter suit against Mueller, stating in legal docs she "will serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts".

Swift chose to countersue for battery and assault, and in an interesting move brought on University of Colorado gender studies professor Lorraine Bayard de Volo as an expert in the case.

There has been no ruling at this time, Swift and Muller are now scheduled to go to trial in early August.

Mr. Mueller said that he felt "invisible" in the shadow of his girlfriend.

An American DJ accused of groping Taylor Swift is looking to exclude the expert evidence of a gender studies lecturer which alleged he would have been prompted to react after Swift challenged his "masculine status".

As the trial approaches, Swift has commissioned Lorraine Bayard de Volo, who has a Ph.D in political science and teaches women and gender studies at University of Colorado Boulder.

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According to a new report from Radar Online, the 27-year-old singer, who is now in the midst of working on her new album, recently filed documents requesting the judge on their case deny Muller the opportunity to present his claim to the jury. Given that idealized masculinity entails dominance, leadership, authority, and assertiveness, this encounter would register as a blow to his sense of masculinity.

The former DJ is now in the process of attempting to have Bayard de Volo's testimony disallowed, as, "She has never before served as an expert witness, and apparently has no training in psychology", wrote attorney Gabriel McFarland.

According to court documents from Swift's countersuit previously obtained by PEOPLE, Mueller and his girlfriend were participating in a meet-and-greet in 2013 with Swift when he "intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission".

In her deposition, Swift described feeling "frantic, distressed and violated" by the alleged incident.

In the docs, Mueller admitted Swift had been groped but blamed his "superior" at KYGO, Eddie Haskell.

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