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Taylor Swift in court as jury seated in civil trial

A jury has been seated in Taylor Swift's civil trial involving a groping allegation against a former DJ.

The eight jurors were selected from a field that once included 60 people on Tuesday in Denver federal court as both Swift and the DJ, David Mueller, watched.

Mueller's back was turned toward Swift just as it was on the opening day of the trial Monday.

The judge, William Martinez, asked one potential juror whether or not he was a Swift fan. The man said he's not necessarily a fan, "but her music is catchy and it's good vibes." The judge laughed and said, "very good."

Mueller alleges that Swift falsely accused him of groping her before a 2013 Denver concert and got him fired from his $150,000-a-year job from country station KYGO-FM. Swift countersued, claiming sexual assault.

The jury will have to decide whether Mueller grabbed the pop superstar's backside during a photo op at a 2013 concert in Denver or whether she and her team illegally got him fired.

The photo shows Mueller with his right hand behind the singer, just below her waist. It's not clear whether he's touching her. Both are smiling.

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