Former KYGO/Denver Morning Co-Host 'Jackson' Suing Taylor Swift
September 14, 2015 at 4:00 AM (PT)
Former KYGO/DENVER morning co-host DAVID MUELLER -- known as “JACKSON” when paired with RYNO for the station’s former “RYNO AND JACKSON” morning configuration (NET NEWS, 1/7/13) -- has filed suit against TAYLOR SWIFT, saying the superstar is responsible for his JUNE, 2013 dismissal from the station.
Following a meet-and-greet session prior to SWIFT’s JUNE 2013 concert, MUELLER was removed from the venue by SWIFT’s security team after SWIFT had allegedly claimed MUELLER touched her inappropriately during a photo opportunity. MUELLER exited KYGO soon after the incident (NET NEWS 6/4/13). His lawsuit disputes allegations of inappropriate contact with SWIFT, claiming conversations between SWIFT’s management and station management ultimately lead to his firing. He seeks to recover lost income as a result. MUELLER was said to be earning $150,000 annually.
“The radio station was given evidence immediately after the incident. They made their independent decision," SWIFT’s publicist TREE PAINE told ALL ACCESS. RYNO has remained with KYGO, and is currently teamed with TRACY DIXON, who joined the show weeks after MUELLER’s exit (NET NEWS 6/24).
MUELLER was a 20-year industry vet, whose radio resume includes time with NINEBALL RADIO NETWORKS show prep service, iHEARTMEDIA Top 40 KDWB/ MINNEAPOLIS and Top 40 WNCI/ COLUMBUS and MIDWEST TELEVISION Adult Hits KFMB-F (100.7 JACK FM)/ SAN DIEGO.