A Mississippi radio station received a bomb threat this week, shortly after it announced the newest addition to its team: David Mueller, aka Stonewall Jackson (a name he took after the Confederate general), aka the disgraced DJ who was convicted of sexually assaulting Taylor Swift last year.
According to Us Weekly, the station received a threatening email Wednesday that read: “You will be sorry for what you’ve done. Enjoy the bomb.” The building was immediately evacuated and authorities arrived at the scene to investigate and monitor the situation.
“At 9 a.m. we 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,” Greenwood Police Chief Ray Moore told the publication. “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.”
Though the email did not make any reference to Mueller, most people are connecting the dots.
Sources told TMZ that no arrests have been made in connection to the threat and that the FBI has since taken over the investigation.
Swift accused Mueller of groping her in 2013 during a meet-and-greet in Denver. In light of the allegations, the DJ was terminated from his job at Denver’s 98.5 KYGO, which led him to file a $3 million lawsuit against the singer for allegedly making false claims. Swift countersued him for $1, and the case was closed in her favor.
On Monday, Mueller made his debut as the co-host of KIX’s Jackson & Jonbob morning show. His new boss, Larry Fuss, insisted he wasn’t worried about the controversy surrounding the hire. In fact, he admitted that publicity played a “tiny” role in his decision to bring Mueller onboard.
“Most of [the critics] need to get a life. Most of the response I have seen this morning— there's been quite a few on our Facebook page, and none of it is radio people, none of it is local people in Mississippi,” he told the Daily News. “It's all originating from some Taylor Swift fan group somewhere. They're telling people to go to this station's webpage and post negative comments. It's just people who don’t have a clue, or don’t really have any knowledge of the facts.”