Taylor Swift’s Father In Hot Water After Allegedly Assaulting Photographer

(NationRise.com) – Scott Swift, father of pop star Taylor Swift, has been accused of punching a reporter in the face as her Australian Eras tour came to a close.

Ben McDonald, the photojournalist, reported the alleged incident to Sydney authorities just hours after her show ended on February 27th. He says the attack occurred at the Natural Bay Wharf shortly after the Swifts arrived on a yacht. He admitted that it wasn’t a serious blow and didn’t cause any injury other than the area feeling a little sore. He also claimed it was the first time in his 23-year career that he faced a “punch in the chops.” He also accused her American security detail of shoving an umbrella into his camera.

Police confirmed their investigation of a possible assault of a 51-year-old man by a 71-year-old man in the area that occurred around the same time. However, they did not release the names of anyone involved. However, an unnamed source did confirm that it was Scott Swift.

A member of Swift’s team fired back at the allegations, claiming that two reporters were aggressively pushing their way through security personnel in an attempt to reach Taylor. They even threatened to shove a female member of her team into the water below. She believes any punches that may have been thrown were likely in self-defense.

Those accusations are consistent with McDonald’s background. Movie star Nicole Kidman successfully petitioned for a restraining order against him in 2005. Authorities confirmed that McDonald trespassed on her property to leave a recording device. He was forbidden from coming any closer than 60 feet of Kidman’s home.

Authorities confirmed that the Swift family has since left Australia. Scott Swift is unlikely to face charges even if authorities try to pursue them unless he returns to the country.

Scott Swift has frequently expressed concern for his daughter’s safety as a celebrity. He tried to dissuade her from publicly supporting two far-left politicians in 2018, afraid that it may put her life in danger.

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