Denver – A US judge on Friday dismissed claims that pop superstar Taylor Swift got a radio DJ fired, but court proceedings will continue to consider the singer’s allegations that he sexually assaulted her.

David Mueller has accused Swift of slandering him to his radio station, alleging her complaint led to his unfair dismissal.

Swift is counter-suing Mueller in the civil case, alleging he groped her during a 2013 “meet and greet” session with fans and invited guests before a concert.

US District Judge William Martinez agreed with Swift’s attorney, who had filed a motion asking for the pop star to be dropped from Mueller’s lawsuit, saying his case should have been against his radio station.

“I agree his real problem is with the radio station,” Martinez said. Swift was very happy to hear the judge’s ruling, hugging members of her legal team.

© AFP SUZANNE CORDEIRO Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday in the case. The jury will decide whether radio DJ David Mueller groped pop star Taylor Swift during a 2013 meet and greet session

© AFP SUZANNE CORDEIRO – Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday in the case. The jury will decide whether radio DJ David Mueller groped pop star Taylor Swift during a 2013 meet and greet session