Steph Barnes
June 01, 2017 7:29 am
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Back in 2015, former radio DJ David Mueller filed a suit against Taylor Swift claiming he had been fired from his job after she’d accused him of groping her at a meet-and-greet. We’ve now learned that the presiding judge over Taylor’s case has dismissed the DJ’s slander claims.

According to US Weekly, a Colorado court public information officer confirmed that the judge threw out Mueller’s “claims of slander per se and slander per quod based on the fact that the statute of limitations has run out.”

Mueller was fired from his job as a KYGO radio host in 2013 but didn’t actually sue the popstar until September of 2015. Swift followed up with a countersuit against the former DJ, stating in legal documents she “will serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts.”

While this slander ruling is only a tiny victory for Taylor — as the judge also ruled they’d be moving forward with the rest of Mueller’s lawsuit — it is so inspiring that Taylor has decided to share her story and fight for what’s right.

As for Swift’s countersuit, a trial date has been set for early August. In her filing, the star stated she will be donating any money she wins from the suit to a “charitable organization dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard.”

Swift previously opened up about the incident saying,

We can only imagine how difficult this entire ordeal must be for Swift, but we’re definitely rooting for her.

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