Taylor Swift’s father will not face charges after alleged assault in Sydney

Taylor Swift’s Father Will Not Face Charges After Alleged Assault In Sydney
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By Ellie Iorizzo, PA Los Angeles Correspondent

Taylor Swift’s father will not face police charges over accusations he punched a photographer in Australia.

Photographer Ben McDonald told police that Scott Swift struck him in the face at Neutral Bay Wharf in Sydney on February 27th, hours after his pop star daughter’s Australian tour had ended.


Following a month-long investigation, New South Wales police have confirmed no further action would be taken.

A statement given to the PA news agency said: “Officers attached to North Shore Police Area Command have conducted an investigation following a report of an assault at Neutral Bay Wharf about 2.30am on Tuesday, February 27.

“No further police action.”


The alleged confrontation happened after Mr Swift and his daughter left a yacht, in the hours after the final of her four Eras Tour dates in Sydney.

At the time, Taylor Swift’s representative accused members of the media of behaving “aggressively” towards the megastar during the interaction.

Veteran photographer Mr McDonald described the incident at the time as a “punch in the chops” that “didn’t require medical assistance.”

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