Taylor Swift’s mom Andrea got emotional during her daughter’s groping trial on Wednesday, explaining she felt ill after learning about her daughter’s alleged assault. “I knew there was something horribly wrong in that picture. I know those eyes better than anybody. She was pulling away,” Andrea Swift said of the 2013 meet-and-greet photo in which former DJ David Mueller allegedly grabbed Taylor’s butt. “She has that smile frozen on her face, but there’s something going on in her eyes. I just looked at it and I was sickened.” Her mom added, “[I was] upset to the point of feeling like I wanted to vomit and cry at the same time.”
While on the stand, Andrea also revealed that Taylor told her about the assault immediately after it happened, saying at the time, “Mom, a guy just grabbed my a** in the meet-and-greet.” Taylor also clarified the man was “with the radio station.” Mueller initially sued Taylor over the claims, saying he was fired after being falsely accused of groping her backside. Swift countersued, insisting she’s positive it was Mueller who assaulted her–and is symbolically only seeking $1.