The radio DJ who was found guilty of groping Taylor Swift last year has returned to radio under a new name — and the pop star’s fans are not happy.
David Mueller lost against Swift in a sexual assault case last summer and has now begun hosting a new radio show under the name Stonewall Jackson. Mueller’s new employer, Larry Fuss of Delta Radio, insisted to New York's Daily News that he believes Mueller is innocent, despite the fact that he was found guilty in the highly publicized 2017 trial. The case goes back to 2013, when Swift accused Mueller of inappropriately touching her at a meet-and-greet in 2013.
In 2015, Mueller sued Swift’s camp, claiming he lost his job because of her allegations. Swift countersued one month later, and the case was taken to trial in August, where a Denver jury awarded Swift a ceremonial $1 in damages. Now, Mueller has found a new job under a new name, and fans are determined to get him fired again. Fans have been reaching out to Delta Radio, rallying together to get the station to let Mueller go, saying that it is Times Up for assaulters in the industry.
Check out some of the reactions below:
I just got off the phone with Mueller's new radio station and they said he claimed he'd take a lie detector test on Entertainment tonight just to prove his innocent. John on the phone told me "pictures can lie" and that was the moment I snapped— Rachel (@holdontoswift) January 30, 2018
Larry Fuss,#TimesUp. You might want to look into the hashtag. Because I can tell you right now, the backlash you are receiving right now for your hiring decisions goes way beyond just Taylor Swift fans. This is about women, respect for women, and we will no longer be silent.— Jess 🏳️🌈 (@JTMASTER13) January 30, 2018
Absolutely livid and disgusted that this coward gets to hide behind an alias and continue his career after what he did. Taylor did not go through her trial and emotional pain for this bullshit. https://t.co/RD9DJXlMN4— Liz Cowling. (@Lizcowling13) January 30, 2018
The station, #KIX927, said he deserves a 2nd chance. Does he though? Really? Especially coming back as Stonewall Jaxson. Lots of talented people, who don't grope women, looking to get back into radio. https://t.co/6EbhOE21Rk— Krystal Pino (@KrystalPno) January 29, 2018