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Taylor Swift's father accused of assaulting photographer? Pop superstar’s team claims he responded to a threat

Taylor Swift's father has been accused of assaulting a photographer. However, according to his team, he was responding to a perceived threat.

Taylor Swift's father accused of assaulting photographer? Pop superstar’s team claims he responded to a threat

Taylor Swift. (Image Credit: Taylor Swift's Instagram handle.)

Last Updated: 11.55 AM, Feb 27, 2024


Representatives for American singing sensation Taylor Swift have addressed allegations of her father, Scott Swift, assaulting a 51-year-old man. Following reports that Scott was involved in an altercation with the photographer attempting to approach Swift, a spokesperson for the pop singer informed Rolling Stone news outlet that during the purported incident, two individuals were advancing towards Swift and had threatened a member of her staff.

Taylor Swift's father accused of assaulting photographer?

According to the statement given by the spokesperson of Taylor’s team to the news outlet, “Two individuals were aggressively pushing their way towards Taylor, grabbing at her security personnel, and threatening to throw a female staff member into the water."

The New South Wales Police Force has not yet confirmed Scott's involvement in the incident. However, a representative for the unit informed Variety that a 71-year-old man allegedly assaulted a 51-year-old man at Neutral Bay Wharf in Sydney around 2:30 a.m. Scott, being 71 years old, fits the description, and the Daily Mail was the first to identify the 51-year-old as photographer Ben McDonald. No medical assistance was necessary, but police stated that the younger man reported the incident.

Only time will tell where the truth lies.

Why was Taylor Swift in the news recently?

In March 2023, American pop superstar Taylor Swift kicked off the Eras Tour, a retrospective journey encompassing all her studio albums. The tour garnered extensive coverage from media outlets, highlighting its significant cultural and economic impact. Notably, its US leg shattered records by selling the most tickets in a single day. Ultimately, the Eras Tour made history as the highest-grossing tour ever, amassing over $1 billion in revenue. Additionally, its concert film, which premiered globally in theaters on October 13, 2023, achieved remarkable success, grossing over $250 million and earning a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Cinematic and Box Office Achievement.

On a personal note, Swift entered into a relationship with football player Travis Kelce in 2023. Making headlines at the 66th Grammy Awards in 2024, Swift unveiled details about her forthcoming eleventh studio album, titled "The Tortured Poets Department," slated for release on April 19, 2024.

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