May 23, 2024

A photographer in Sydney is accusing Taylor Swift’s dad of punching him within the face.

The pop star had been in Australia for the worldwide leg of her Eras Tour.

Ben McDonald instructed The Related Press the incident occurred on the Impartial Bay Wharf on the Sydney waterfront, the place Swift and her father had simply come off a yacht. The veteran paparazzi stated he reported the assault to police regardless of not being significantly injured.

“It was only a punch within the chops. It is a bit tender, however I haven’t got any bruising and it did not require medical help,” he instructed AP.

“In 23 years, I have not been assaulted and punched within the chops, notably by the expertise’s dad,” he stated.

Whereas Swift’s camp sometimes stays comparatively quiet, a consultant for the singer spoke out following the accusation.

“Two people have been aggressively pushing their means in the direction of Taylor, grabbing at her safety personnel, and threatening to throw a feminine employees member into the water,” the consultant stated in an e mail to the AP.

New South Wales Police confirmed to TMZ {that a} 71-year-old man (believed to be dad Scott Swift) allegedly acquired right into a bodily altercation with a 51-year-old male (presumably McDonald) round 2 a.m. Tuesday, however they didn’t embody any names. Whereas police are investigating, they famous the person who reported the incident didn’t require medical consideration.

McDonald stated he had been ready to {photograph} the pop star as she walked off a jetty together with her entourage.

“There have been about 4 or 5 safety there and at one level, one of many American safety began shoving his umbrella into me and my digicam after which Taylor acquired in her automobile,” stated McDonald.

“Another person got here operating at me and punched me within the left aspect of my face. Initially, I assumed it was an Australian safety that was attempting to be the hero of the second in entrance of the Individuals, however because it turned out it was her father,” he stated.

He realized the person had not been part of Swift’s safety element and later recognized him as Taylor’s father from a web-based image. He insisted there had been no trigger for violence.

“We did not go dashing down the jetty. We did not go dashing to the again of the boat. We waited for her to return up. Stored it very civil,” he stated.

“However no, they needed to be (expletives) and put the umbrellas up and umbrellas over her after which shove the umbrellas into our faces after which make out that we are the ones making contact with them,” he continued.

Taylor carried out her final present in Sydney Monday evening, hours earlier than the incident.

She left the nation through her non-public jet on Tuesday, Australian media reported.

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