TAYLOR SWIFT: The Sexual Assault Photo | TMZ Live


>>SO TAYLOR SWIFT IS, YOU KNOW, COUNTERSUING THIS DEEJAY. SHE CLAIMS HE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER, BY GRABBING HER BUTT DURING A PHOTO SHOOT. AND UP UNTIL NOW, TAYLOR SWIFT HAS SAID, LOOK, I DON’T WANT THE PHOTO DISSEMINATED BECAUSE –>>NOT A PHOTO SHOOT. IT WAS A MEET AND GREET BACKSTAGE.>>A MEET AND GREET. LOOK, WE GOT A COPY OF THE PHOTO. THE REASON WE’RE PUTTING IT UP IS, LOOK, WE HAVE A JUDGMENT –>>IT’S THE HEART OF THE CASE.>>IT’S NOT GOING TO PREJUDICE THE JURY. AND THAT IS THE PHOTO THAT IS AT THE CENTER OF ALL OF THIS.>>RIGHT. AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT, YOU’RE RIGHT. IT DOESN’T SEEM TO BE ALL THAT SALACIOUS, UNTIL YOU ADD WHAT TAYLOR SWIFT’S ACCOUNT OF WHAT HAPPENED DURING THIS PHOTO.>>WHICH ISN’T NECESSARILY SHOWN BY THE PHOTO. BUT WE SHOULD EXPLAIN WHAT THE ACCOUNT IS.>>REMEMBER, WE GOT INTO THIS. SHE DID A DEPOSITION IN THE LAWSUIT WHERE SHE CLAIMS THAT THE GUY LITERALLY PUT HIS HAND UNDERNEATH HER SKIRT AND GRABBED ONTO HER BARE BUTT CHEEK. APPARENTLY THIS PHOTO WAS AT THE MOMENT THAT THAT HAPPENED. THEY HAVE BOTH SAID THAT THEY’RE NOT SURE IF THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN A FEW SECONDS AFTER OR A FEW SECONDS BEFORE THE ACTUAL ALLEGED GRAB HAPPENED. BUT APPARENTLY THIS PHOTO IS SUPPOSED TO GIVE YOU A SENSE OF WHAT SHE’S TALKING ABOUT.>>LET’S JUST KIND OF DECONSTRUCT A LITTLE BIT. IT LOOKS LIKE HE IS GRABBING HER BEHIND. BUT WHAT’S UNCLEAR IS, IS HE GOING –>>HOLD ON. YOU CAN’T SAY –>>HIS HAND IS BEHIND HER BEHIND.>>EXACTLY. YOU CAN’T SAY THERE’S GRABBING GOING ON.>>FAIR POINT. HIS HAND IS IN THE VICINITY.>>VICINITY.>>BUT IT’S HARD TO SEE THAT HE’S GONE UP THE DRESS IN THAT PICTURE.>>NOW, I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY — I DON’T WEAR DRESSES BUT I’VE BEEN TOLD THAT A FEMALE HERE –>>YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY THAT. THERE’S NO REASON TO SAY IT. I KNOW IT.>>I DON’T KNOW HOW IT FEELS BUT PEOPLE IN THE ROOM HAVE TOLD ME, THE DRESS DOESN’T NECESSARILY MOVE UP, BECAUSE THAT’S THE FIRST THING I SAW, IS IF SOMEBODY’S HAND IS UNDER THE BACK OF THE DRESS, YOU WOULD THINK THE FRONT OR SIDE OF THAT DRESS WOULD HAVE BEEN MOVING. RIGHT NOW, IT LOOKS LIKE THE DRESS IS STRAIGHT DOWN.>>BUT THIS COULD BE BEFORE OR AFTER. REMEMBER, DURING THE DEPOSITION, TAYLOR ACKNOWLEDGED, SHE SAID, LOOK, I CAN’T REMEMBER IF AT THE SECOND THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN, IF HE HAD ALREADY GRABBED OR WHETHER IT WAS BEFORE OR AFTER. SHE COULDN’T REMEMBER.>>AGAIN, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE PHOTO, REMEMBER, ALL THOSE LEGAL DOCUMENTS THAT SHE FILED AND THE JUDGE FILED AND ALL THAT, SHE’S SAYING THIS PHOTO IS GOING TO APPEAL TO THE PRURIENT INTERESTS OF PEOPLE.>>WE THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE –>>IT’S NOT.>>HARVEY, THE OTHER THING, IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY AT THE PHOTO, SHE SAYS IN HER DEPOSITION THERE’S A REASON SHE’S LEANING TOWARDS THE FEMALE IN THE PHOTO, WHERE YOU SEE THAT GAP IN BETWEEN HER AND THE GUY.>>SHE’S RECOILING.>>SHE SAYS SHE’S RECOILING. THAT’S INTERESTING. THAT DOES SHOW THAT IN THE PHOTO. THAT’S ONE OF THE CLAIMS. THE OTHER ARGUMENT TO THIS WHOLE THING IS THAT, LOOK, TAYLOR SWIFT TAKES A LOT OF PHOTOGRAPHS EVERY SINGLE TIME SHE HAS A CONCERT, EVEN IN HER NORMAL LIFE. THIS IS THE ONLY TIME WE’VE EVER HEARD HER COMPLAIN ABOUT ANYBODY HUGGING HER, TOUCHING HER, ANYTHING. SEEMS TO ME, IF SHE MADE THIS UP, WHICH IS WHAT HE’S CLAIMING, IT IS REALLY FAR-FETCHED TO THINK TAYLOR SWIFT WOULD BE THAT SPECIFIC ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THIS, JUST BECAUSE SHE DOESN’T LIKE SOME DISK JOCKEY FROM A COUNTRY RADIO STATION. JUST SEEMS LIKE A BIG, LONG STORY TO TELL AND REALLY GOING OUT OF YOUR WAY. SO THAT’S THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS STORY.>>REMEMBER, HE SUED HER FIRST –>>BECAUSE HE LOST A JOB.>>BECAUSE HE LOST HIS JOB.>>WHEN SHE COMPLAINED.>>SHE THEN COUNTERSUED, CLAIMING THAT HE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER.>>CAN I PLAY LAWYER FOR A SECOND?>>SURE.>>I DIDN’T GO TO LAW SCHOOL OR ANYTHING. BUT IF I WERE HIS ATTORNEY, I WOULD SAY LOOK AT THE PHOTO. LOOK WHERE TAYLOR SWIFT’S HAND IS. LOOK AT HER LEFT HAND. IS SHE GRABBING MR. MUELLER’S BUTT? SHE WOULD SAY NO. HE WOULD SAY, BY THE SAME TOKEN, YOU CAN’T — ALL THAT PHOTO SHOWS, THIS PHOTO ITSELF, DOESN’T PROVE ANYTHING.>>THAT WAS NOT BAD. THAT WAS NOT BAD.>>I HAVE TO GIVE — BY THE WAY, I HAVE TO GIVE BRANDON, OUR PRODUCER, CREDIT.>>SO IT WASN’T EVEN YOU!>>HOLD ON. I APPLIED THE LAW. HE JUST POINTED OUT WHERE HER HAND WAS.>>HE TOTALLY PLAGIARIZED.>>NO! BRANDON POINTED OUT WHERE THE HAND WAS AND I JUST APPLIED THE LAW.>>HOLD ON. [LAUGHTER]>>BEFORE YOU DO –>>TO CHARLES’S POINT –>>HERE’S THE THING. YOU WANT TO QUOTE MICHELLE OBAMA’S SPEECH AT ALL?>>MELANIA…>>WOW, MAN.>>HARVEY, ALL RIGHT. THIS IS MISSY FROM LAFAYETTE, INDIANA. YOU GUYS, YOU DO NOT THINK IT’S SALACIOUS, BUT IF IT HAPPENED TO YOU, IF SOMEONE TOUCHED YOU, IT WOULD BE SALACIOUS TO YOU.>>NO, NO. HOLD ON, MISSY.>>WE’RE NOT SAYING THAT THE ACT IS NOT SALACIOUS. YES.>>BUT THE PHOTO. HER POINT IS, THAT TO TAYLOR, THE PHOTO IS SALACIOUS.>>SHE SAID IT WOULD ENGENDER PRURIENT FEELINGS. AND SHE’S PROJECTING IT THE WAY OTHERS WOULD VIEW IT. AND I JUST DON’T THINK –>>SHE’S PROJECTING WHAT SHE FEELS WHEN SHE LOOKS AT THE PHOTO.

5 thoughts on “TAYLOR SWIFT: The Sexual Assault Photo | TMZ Live

  1. Why would she not immediately say get your hands off me and have him charged right there? He clearly has his hand on her butt which is weird as fuck. How does someone think that's ok and how can you be so stupid to do it on front of all those cameras? He also looks like a creep. Trust me ladies most men are not like this at all. Most of us may have thoughts of beautiful women we see just as women do of men but most of us have enough decency, common sense, and respect to never even consider something like this

  2. I can't believe people are saying she is overreacting. People are afraid to speak because of people like you. Taylor is brave and I'm proud to be swiftie.

  3. People talking about and analyze it so disrespectful.and the way they are laughing is f shitt in women's right…shittt

  4. TMZ…..morons. Why is there no VIDEO of this incident? No continuing look at this moment. Impossible to get a conviction off this photo. If someone touches MY ass, they are getting a look, an elbow in the face, a push, a bodyslam from bodyguard; NUUUUUUTHINGGGGGG like that happened here. Taylor Swift 'thinks' she is now a social warrior. God help us all.

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