^

Entertainment

No charges for 'Papa Swift' in Australia after alleged Eras altercation

Agence France-Presse - Agence France-Presse
No charges for 'Papa Swift' in Australia after alleged Eras altercation
US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift arrives for the 66th Annual Grammy Awards at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 4, 2024.
AFP / Robyn Beck

MANILA, Philippines — Australian police on Tuesday said no action would be taken against Taylor Swift's father — nicknamed "Papa Swift" by her adoring fans — for allegedly punching a photographer while disembarking a Sydney superyacht during her Eras tour.

Veteran photographer Ben McDonald claimed late February that he had been taking pictures of the US pop star and her entourage during a late-night celebration at the end of her four sell-out gigs in the city.

McDonald alleged Swift's security detail put an umbrella in his face to prevent photographs as the group disembarked and walked down the jetty to a waiting vehicle.

He also claimed an older man, later identified as Scott Swift, confronted him and "took it further."

Related: Australian police investigating Taylor Swift's dad for alleged assault

"He punched me in the chops," McDonald said at the time. "It was a shock. That's never happened to me in 26 years."

McDonald lodged a complaint with police but Scott Swift left the country soon after, as the tour moved on to Singapore.

Australian police have since been tight-lipped about their investigation.

On Tuesday, they issued a terse statement to say officers had "conducted an investigation following a report of an assault."

"No further police action" will be taken, they added, without offering details of what the investigation found.

RELATED: Filo Swifties reveal how much they spent on Taylor Swift 'Eras Tour' Singapore

vuukle comment

AUSTRALIA

SCOTT SWIFT

SYDNEY

TAYLOR SWIFT

Philstar
x
  • Latest
  • Trending
Latest
Latest
abtest
Recommended
Are you sure you want to log out?
X
Login

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

Get Updated:

Signup for the News Round now

FORGOT PASSWORD?
SIGN IN
or sign in with