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Swift's mum wary about reporting 'grope'

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August 10, 2017

US singer Taylor Swift has taken a DJ to court over allegedly groping her.

Testimony in Taylor Swift's lawsuit trial accusing a former Denver DJ of groping her has been delayed while the judge holds a closed hearing to discuss evidence.

US District Judge William Martinez ordered jurors, spectators and the news media to leave his courtroom on Wednesday so Swift's attorneys and lawyers for plaintiff David Mueller could discuss undisclosed evidentiary matters.

Mueller is a former radio show host.

He was scheduled to resume testimony after being grilled by Swift attorney Douglas Baldridge on Tuesday about his claim that Swift falsely accused him of groping her before a 2013 concert.

He noted that Mueller has said he lost an audio recording of a meeting he had with his bosses at country music station KYGO before they fired him.

Mueller is seeking up to $US3 million ($A3.8 million) in damages.

Swift countersued Mueller, claiming sexual assault. She's seeking a symbolic $US1, saying she wants to serve as an example to other assault victims.

Swift is expected to testify.

Swift's attorneys said they aren't trying to bankrupt the DJ, but want others to know "that you can always say no".

Swift's attorney attacked the credibility of Mueller on Tuesday, asking why a woman who reports an assault would then get sued.

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