Following the announcement, Larry Fuss, the CEO of Delta Radio, defended his decision to hire Mueller even though he was found guilty of groping Swift. "I tend to believe his version of the story". Mueller steadfastly denied that he did, saying during the days-long trial that he wasn't sure where his hand landed during a photo with the superstar, but it wasn't under her skirt. "They're telling people to go to this station's webpage and post negative comments", Fuss said.
"Most people" are not Taylor Swift fans.
Fuss claimed that angry comments on the station's Facebook page had likely been left by Swift fans: "It's just people who don't have a clue, or don't really have any knowledge of the facts". The man was sacked from his job at Colorado radio station KYGO in June 2013 after the 27-year-old told higher-ups that he slipped his hand under her skirt and put his hand on her butt as they posed for a picture together.More news: Grammy victor Chris Stapleton announces July 19 show at Spokane Arena
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David Mueller lost his job over Taylor's accusations, which date back to 2013, and tried to sue the star for damages.
Taylor Swift sued Mueller for a dollar past year, saying he grabbing her bare backside while posing for photo. Mueller later said that Swift wasn't a "hero" for testifying against him in court. "I never grabbed her". He began co-hosting the "Jackson and Jonbob" show on Monday.
An eight-member jury sided with Taylor, and the DJ was forced to pay the singer a symbolic $1 the groping.
Fuss had been trying to find a morning host since the KIX station launched in July, and made a decision to meet with Mueller when he found out the host was seeking employment. "My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard", the singer said in a statement, acknowledging her ability to "shoulder the enormous cost" of defending herself.
"We talked a lot over a period of a couple of months and I eventually flew to Minneapolis to meet him". Mueller had apparently always used the moniker Jackson in Denver, but Fuss gave the name a Southern makeover to better ingratiate Mueller to the country station's listeners. He also admitted that Mueller's hiring was "maybe a tiny bit" about bringing publicity to the station.