Taylor Swift’s father Scott accused of assaulting photographer in Australia

Reports have surfaced that Scott Swift, the father of Taylor Swift, assaulted an Australian photographer while celebrating the conclusion of his daughter’s Eras Tour in Australia. On Monday, the New South Wales Police Force said that an inquiry has been launched regarding the incident that happened at a North Shore ferry wharf in Sydney that involved Scott and Ben McDonald, 51.

The Page Six report states that the alleged attack happened on Tuesday morning at about 2:30 a.m. Ben McDonald didn’t need medical attention.

Ben, who talked to Daily Mail, claimed that the altercation happened after Scott and the pop singer had gone out drinking. McDonald claims Scott “charged” at him as the two got off their luxury superyacht for the night. Ben McDonald claims Scott hit him on the left side of his face, leaving him with “very sore chops.” He maintains he did nothing to annoy her protective father.

After Taylor got off the boat, BenMcDonald told the Daily Mail that she went over to security guards who had umbrellas blocking their view. At that point, Scott Swift charged at him. In his 23-year career, McDonald claimed to have never seen something like this happen.

Scott’s representative said to Page Six 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.”

Ben McDonald, the  accuser, informed the AFP news agency that he had been photographing the  US pop star in Sydney’s renowned harbour while she was on her “super yacht.” The photographer said that a guy approached him after Taylor left and “punched me in the chops.” Ben McDonald went on to say that he didn’t know Scott Swift’s identity at that moment. However, after looking through images and identifying him holding hands with Taylor, he found it was her father. He defined this realization as shocking.

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