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Taylor Swift offers unflinching testimony at groping trial

Herschel Coomer, who uses the name Eddie Haskell when on radio, talks to reporters after testifying in the civil trial for pop singer Taylor Swift to determine whether a Denver radio host groped the singer in a case in federal court Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Denver. Coomer was programme director at the station where David Mueller, who is accused of groping Swift, was working when the incident took place in 2013. Coomer fired Mueller. (AP Photo)

DENVER -- Four years after Taylor Swift said she was groped by a radio station DJ before a concert in Denver, the pop superstar told her story in sometimes unflinching language that did not sugarcoat what she called a “despicable and horrifying and shocking” encounter.

Swift used the word “ass” dozens of times on the witness stand as she told jurors that David Mueller reached under her skirt during a meet-and-greet photo op in 2013.

“He stayed attached to my bare ass-cheek as I lurched away from him,” Swift testified in federal court Thursday during a trial over dueling lawsuits in the case.

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