David Mueller, the DJ accused of groping Taylor Swift, reportedly received a bomb threat at his new job. According to Us Weekly, the radio personality faced the scare days after he started his new gig at KIX 92.7 in Greenwood, MS, on Monday, Jan. 29.
An employee told the outlet that the threat came in an email on Wednesday, Jan. 31, that read, “You will be sorry for what you’ve done. Enjoy the bomb.” Authorities rushed to the scene after the email was sent. It is still not clear whether the letter was written directly to David.
“At 9 a.m. this morning we received a call in reference to a bomb threat at KIX 92.7. We dispatched offers to the location and per standard protocol, we cleared the building,” Chief Ray Moore said in a statement to Us Weekly. “We then contacted the sheriff’s department who brought in a bomb dog. We went through the building and found no threats. After the building was secured, everyone was allowed to go into the building and back to work.”
As previously reported, David was fired from his post at Denver’s 98.5 KYGO country music station in 2013 after Taylor, 28, alleged that he touched her inappropriately during a meet-and-greet. David then sued the superstar for defamation after he lost his job. T. Swift filed a countersuit last summer and won the case — and David was ordered to pay her a symbolic $1.
During an interview with Time in December, Taylor revealed that David had yet to hand over the dollar judgment. “When the jury found in my favor, the man who sexually assaulted me was court-ordered to give me a symbolic $1,” she told the magazine for its “Silence Breakers” issue. “To this day he has not paid me that dollar, and I think that act of defiance is symbolic in itself.”
However, David eventually sent Taylor her $1 — in the form of a Sacagawea coin — and told the Associated Press that it was his “final jab” at the 10-time Grammy winner. Despite her victory in court, Taylor told Time that the legal process was emotionally taxing.
“Going to court to confront this type of behavior is a lonely and draining experience, even when you win, even when you have the financial ability to defend yourself,” the singer said. “Even though awareness is higher than ever about workplace sexual harassment, there are still so many people who feel victimized, afraid and silenced by their abusers and circumstances.”