Taylor Swift Fans Are Dragging This Radio Station For Hiring The DJ Who Groped Her
31 January 2018, 11:24
David Mueller has found a new job in Mississippi less than a year after being found guilty in court of groping Swift at a 2013 'meet and greet'.
David Mueller, the radio DJ who lost a sexual assault case against Taylor Swift last year, has found himself a new job on the airwaves...and TayTay's fans are not having it!
At a concert meet and greet with Swift in Denver in 2013, Mueller groped the singer and, as Swift testified in court, "he stayed attached to my bare ass-cheek as I lurched away from him...It was a definite grab. A very long grab." Swift succesfully sued Mueller for a symbolic $1 in damages.
Now, having been fired from his previous employment, Mueller has begun hosting a show under the name Stonewall Jackson, a Confederate general, on Greenwood's KIX 92.7 in Mississippi. He has long denied the allegations against him and began hosting the new show this past Monday (January 29th).
His new employer, Delta Radio CEO Larry Fuss, strongly defended the move in an interview with the New York Daily News:
"I sat down with him face-to-face in Minneapolis before I offered him the job and talked to him about it. He's either the world's best liar, or he's telling the truth. I tend to believe his version of the story and most people who have talked to him face-to-face do believe his version of the story."
As you might expect, Taylor Swift fans and supporters took a different point of view:
imagine giving a job to the man who groped taylor swift because you "believe his side" and then he takes on a confederate general's name as his DJ moniker https://t.co/SVPuq2sFLi pic.twitter.com/UWjdsRHiSm— #BrittanySpanos (@ohheybrittany) January 30, 2018
"None of the backlash is from radio people"— Nathan Graham (@TheNathanGraham) January 30, 2018
This radio peep thinks your an asshole. https://t.co/YA1p3mRRSL
Just leaving this here for all you guys who are super worried about men's careers being "ruined" by sexual harassment accusations: https://t.co/2160g2i97l— Erica C. Barnett (@ericacbarnett) January 31, 2018
*people are mad because the DJ who was found GUILTY of sexually assaulting Taylor Swift got a new job in a position which gives him a platform to voice his views, and a position which enables him to hurt vulnerable young artists again pic.twitter.com/oC9TRRHFxJ— daisy (@theswiftieone) January 30, 2018
KIX 92.7 have also been inundated with messages on their Facebook page criticising the hire but, again, Larry Fuss seems to not be bothered about the backlash:
"Most of them need to get a life. Most of the response I have seen this morning — there's been quite a few on our Facebook page, and none of it is radio people, none of it is local people in Mississippi. It's all originating from some Taylor Swift fan group somewhere. They're telling people to go to this station's webpage and post negative comments. It’s just people who don’t have a clue, or don’t really have any knowledge of the facts."
Well, no matter what you think Larry, you are still gonna be dealing with complaints for a long time to come (and rightly so in our opinion!).