Former radio DJ David Meuller has been sanctioned by a judge for destroying evidence in his lawsuit with Taylor Swift. The evidence that was destroyed was deemed a critical piece of evidence by Judge Martinez.
The evidence that was destroyed was a two hour audio recording of a phone call between Meuller and his boss the day before he was fired in 2013. Meuller previously provided pieces of the evidence to his lawyer, but he has since destroyed or lost the phone, Ipad, computer and laptop that contained the audio of the phone call.
Judge Martinez decided not to pursue tougher sanctions against Meuller because Meuller admitted to destroying the evidence. Mueller can still be questioned about the evidence in court.