WENY News - Taylor Swift no longer defendant in lawsuit against her, others

Taylor Swift no longer defendant in lawsuit against her, others

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DENVER (CNN) - Taylor Swift is no longer a defendant in a lawsuit brought by a former DJ in Colorado who says her allegation that he groped her led to his firing, a judge ruled Friday evening.

The federal suit brought by ex-DJ David Mueller will continue with just the singer's mother, Andrea Swift, and radio promotions director, Frank Bell, as defendants.

A jury will hear closing arguments in the case and in Taylor Swift's countersuit against Mueller beginning Monday morning.

    Taylor Swift hugged two of her lawyers and appeared to be emotional. She looked relieved and was visibly sniffling.

    She also blew her nose loudly in the court as the judge was reading the ruling, causing him to look up briefly.

    Earlier, Taylor Swift's attorneys declined to call any witnesses for her lawsuit against Mueller, who Swift alleges groped her at a meet-and-greet in June 2013.

    The jury was sent home for the weekend before the judge decided on the motion brought by Swift's attorney to remove her from the former radio personality's lawsuit. In removing Swift as a defendant, the judge said there was insufficient evidence to show that Swift had acted improperly.

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