Taylor Swift Wins Right to Seal Groping Lawsuit Photo
The 26-year-old singer countersued for sexual assault and battery in October 2015, insisting she is telling the truth, and asked for a jury trial to resolve the matter. Last week, her lawyers filed papers seeking to keep evidence in the case, including a picture from the alleged incident, out of the public eye, insisting it is “extremely personal and sensitive in nature.” Her lawyers also raised concerns the snap would sway the opinion of potential jurors and be shared “for scandalous and prurient interests,” and now the judge overseeing the case has agreed, reports TMZ. In the ruling, the official stated, “The widespread dissemination of this image might significantly complicate jury selection.” However, the judge didn’t grant all of Swift’s requests, insisting other evidence in the case, which she had also asked to be sealed, is “entirely ordinary and mundane.” The development emerges three months after it was revealed Swift’s taped deposition would also be kept from public viewing unless the case goes to trial. Mueller, who originally sued the star for loss of wages, has always maintained Swift was groped by another worker at the station.