Former Denver DJ who groped Taylor Swift lands new radio job

Feb 01, 2018, 00:35
Former Denver DJ who groped Taylor Swift lands new radio job

The radio DJ who was found guilty of groping Taylor Swift a year ago has returned to radio under a new name - and the pop star's fans are not happy.

The incident happened in 2013, when the singer alleged Mueller touched her inappropriately during a meet-and-great.

"What I'm saying is I didn't do what they said", the ex-DJ, David Mueller, told ABC News' Clayton Sandell after the court ruling.

Fuss also addressed the backlash that his station has received on social media for its decision to hire Mueller and said that the station's critics need to "get a life". "It's just people who don't have a clue, or don't really have any knowledge of the facts", he concludes.

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See some of the passionate responses below. It's all originating from some Taylor Swift fan group somewhere.

Mueller was sacked from his hosting gig on the Denver station KYGO in 2013 after Swift's groping allegation emerged.

I may not be a fan of Taylor Swift, but she was courageous and candid about her experience, and just after she was on the Time cover for being part of the #MeToo movement, the man who grabbed her is being rewarded with a new job.

Fuss had been trying to find a morning host since the KIX station launched in July, and chose to meet with Mueller when he found out the host was seeking employment.

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Fuss does admit that bringing Mueller aboard is "maybe a tiny bit" about additional publicity, but he says it wasn't the main reason. Now, Swifties are hoping to get Mueller fired once again, calling out his new employer via Twitter (and even calling the radio station) and proclaiming Times Up for assaulters in the music industry.

Fuss said he hired Mueller because "in the radio business, it's all about what comes out of the speakers" and Mueller "sounds good".

Mueller broadcasted under the name Jackson while he was in Denver.

Mueller will appear on air as "Stonewall Jackson", a name which pays homage to the Confederate Civil War general.

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