Clayton Sandell is an ABC News Digital Correspondent based in Denver. In this role he files stories for "Good Morning America," "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Nightline," ABC News Radio and ABCNews.com.
Sandell covers a wide range of breaking news across the West, in addition to stories on clim...
A jury found Monday that a preponderance of evidence showed that former DJ David Mueller groped Taylor Swift. The Denver jury, comprised of six women and two men, also found that the singer's mother, Andrea Swift, and her radio manager, Frank Bell, did not intentionally interfere with Mueller's contract and were not responsible for his firing. The jury voted to award Swift the $1 she filed for.
A U.S. district judge threw out former DJ David Mueller's claims against Taylor Swift on Friday afternoon, ruling it is not possible to prove she got Mueller fired for allegedly groping her. However, Judge William Martinez will allow Mueller's claim against the singer's mother, Andrea Swift, and her radio manager, Frank Bell, to proceed. Taylor Swift's countersuit against Mueller also still stands.
The ex-girlfriend of former radio DJ David Mueller testified today that she did not see him touch Taylor Swift in an inappropriate way, as the singer has alleged. Shannon Melcher, who currently manages sales and advertising at eight Colorado radio stations, took the stand on day four of the ongoing civil trial between the pop star and former radio DJ, whom Swift has accused of grabbing her backside during a photo opportunity at a 2013 meet-and-greet.
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