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Photographer Files Police Complaint Against Taylor Swift’s Father for Alleged Assault in Sydney

An Australian photographer, Ben McDonald, has lodged a police complaint against Scott Swift, father of pop sensation Taylor Swift, alleging an assault that occurred as the superstar left a concert afterparty in Sydney early on Tuesday.

According to McDonald, he discovered that Taylor Swift was aboard a yacht in Sydney Harbor after her final show in the city on Monday night. As Swift disembarked from the boat, McDonald claimed a security guard thrust an umbrella into his face and camera, followed by an alleged punch from the star’s 71-year-old father.

McDonald described Swift’s entourage as “aggressive and unprofessional.” In response, Swift’s spokesperson released a statement to CNN asserting that threats had been made against a member of her staff.

The statement explained, “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.”

New South Wales Police have confirmed that they are investigating the reported assault involving a 51-year-old man (McDonald) and a 71-year-old man (Scott Swift) at Neutral Bay Wharf around 2:30 a.m. local time. Fortunately, neither individual required medical treatment, as stated by the police.

Taylor Swift, in the midst of her global “Eras Tour,” performed in Sydney and Melbourne as part of the Australian leg. The singer had earlier showcased her talents in Tokyo in February and is scheduled to perform in Singapore in March.

Source: CNN

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