Taylor’s Swift Dad, Scott, Accused of Assaulting Photographer

Scott Swift, Taylor Swift’s father, is accused of attacking an Australian photographer while celebrating the completion of his daughter’s Eras Tour stop Down Under. The NSW Police Force confirmed to Page Six on Monday that an investigation had been initiated after Scott reportedly assaulted 51-year-old Ben McDonald at a ferry wharf on Sydney’s North Shore.







We’re told the alleged assault happened approximately 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday. McDonald did not require medical care. McDonald has revealed that Scott, 71, and the pop diva, 34, were out partying when the alleged assault took place. The man alleges Scott “charged” at him after the father-daughter couple exited their luxury superyacht for the evening.







“She got off the boat, walked towards security guards who were shoving umbrellas in our faces, and then he charged,” McDonald told the newspaper. McDonald believes Scott attacked him on the left side of the face, resulting in “very sore chops.”

The paparazzi claims that he did nothing to provoke the protective father. “He probably decided he needed to defend his daughter, for some reason,” he told the newspaper.



“In 23 years I have never seen anything like it,” he said. However, a rep for the 14-time Grammy winner stated that “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.”







Photos from the alleged incident show Scott and the “Cruel Summer” singer strolling off a dock, with a black umbrella covering the megastar from the waist up. Scott did not shield himself, but he was seen by his daughter’s side, extending out his arm to lead her.

They were accompanied by at least two security guards, one of whom shined a spotlight at the waiting photographers. The Daily Mail also received video footage of the alleged attack, which shows Swift and her father strolling up from the dock while her security personnel obscure the photographers’ view.



A security agent then requested the photographers to “step away from the vehicle.” When Scott and Swift reached the automobile, the camera jerked as two people appeared to collide as the photographer approached the open car door.

“Who was that dude?” The man behind the camera could be heard speaking as he stumbled to the ground. It is unclear whether the claimed incident will affect Swift’s plans to fly out of the country for her next gigs in Singapore, which begin March 2.

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