Station Will Get Bomb Threats After Hiring DJ In Swift Grope Case

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A Mississippi radio station obtained demise and bomb threats after hiring the DJ on the heart of the Taylor Swift groping scandal.

Larry Fuss, the radio station’s CEO, wrote in a prolonged Fb put up that he by no means anticipated to get bombarded with a lot backlash for bringing aboard David Mueller — who misplaced a civil trial to Swift final 12 months — to host a brand new morning present.

“Though I welcome rational, grownup conversations, 99% of the calls and e-mails have been vile, vulgar, profanity-laden and juvenile,” Fuss wrote within the put up revealed Wednesday night. “It is arduous to take individuals critically when their complaints are nothing however F-word laden tirades. We have now additionally had demise threats and bomb threats since this controversy started, which impacts all our employees members, all of whom are simply attempting to do their jobs.”

Mueller – utilizing the pseudonym “Stonewall Jackson,” a reference to the Accomplice basic – started internet hosting the brand new 5 to 9 a.m. program “Jackson & Jonbob” on Monday on the Greenwood station KIX 92.7. Staff have been compelled to evacuate the station on Wednesday after a bomb risk was referred to as in, prompting police to look the constructing, the place they discovered nothing, TMZ reported.

Mueller was fired from his internet hosting gig on the Denver radio station KYGO in 2013 after Swift’s allegations that the DJ grabbed her bottom at a meet-and-greet emerged. The DJ then sued Swift in 2015 for costing him his job over what he referred to as false allegations, prompting Swift to countersue. 

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A photograph from the meet-and-greet reveals Mueller’s hand prolonged behind her physique, nevertheless it’s unclear if he is bodily making contact.

A Denver jury sided with Swift after a contentious trial final 12 months, and ordered Mueller to pay the pop star a symbolic $1.

Mueller has maintained his innocence, and Fuss stood by him within the newest Fb put up.

“David Mueller was not ‘convicted’ of sexual assault,” Fuss wrote. “A judgment was issued towards Mr. Mueller in a civil trial. A judgment is NOT a conviction, as many have alleged.”

Fuss instructed the Day by day Information earlier this week that he sat down with Mueller earlier than he employed him and mentioned the Swift saga.

“He is both the world’s greatest liar, or he is telling the reality,” Mueller stated Tuesday. “I are inclined to consider his model of the story and most of the people who’ve talked to him face-to-face do consider his model of the story.”

The CEO additionally stated on the time that the station’s Fb web page was being flooded with adverse feedback from Swift supporters.

“Most of them must get a life,” Fuss instructed The Information. “Many of the response I’ve seen this morning- there’s been fairly a number of on our Fb web page, and none of it’s radio individuals, none of it’s native individuals in Mississippi. It is all originating from some Taylor Swift fan group someplace. They’re telling individuals to go to this station’s webpage and put up adverse feedback.

Mueller, who broadcasted below the identify “Jackson” in Denver, is listed as “Stonewall Jackson” on the KIX mum or dad firm’s web site. Fuss says he needed to convey a southern twist for Mueller. He notes that Mueller won’t use the moniker on air, and can solely go by “Jackson.”

 
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