The Colorado DJ accused of groping Taylor Swift in 2013 has been denied the chance to sue the singer for slander.
David Mueller launched legal action against the Bad Blood singer in September, 2015, claiming he lost his job at KYGO radio station in Denver after Taylor made false allegations about him groping her butt during a meet-and-greet backstage at one of her concerts in the city.
Taylor countersued for sexual assault and battery and requested a jury trial, and in early 2016, Mueller upped the ante by adding two charges of slander to his suit.
On Wednesday (31May17), Taylor was handed a small victory after the judge overseeing the dispute ruled Mueller had waited too long to file the slander claims. The statute of limitations for such allegations is just one year from the incident in question.
However, it wasn't all bad news for the DJ - the judge allowed the rest of his lawsuit to proceed, reports TMZ.com.
Mueller, who originally sued the star for loss of wages, has always maintained Swift was groped by another worker at the station.