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Taylor Swift’s Father Scott Accused of Assaulting a Photographer in Sydney, Her Rep Responds

After Australian news reports stated that Taylor Swift‘s father, Scott Swift, had been accused of assaulting a photographer in Sydney, a rep for the pop star is telling her side of events.

Sky News first reported that Swift’s 71-year-old dad was involved in an altercation with a photographer early Tuesday morning following Taylor’s final concert in Sydney on Monday night. In a statement sent to Billboard, a rep for Taylor Swift said of the incident: “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.”

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Police confirmed they were investigating an “alleged assault after a 71-year-old man allegedly assaulted a 51-year-old man at Neutral Bay Wharf” around 2:30 a.m. local time on Tuesday in a statement sent to People, but did not confirm Scott Swift’s or the photographer’s identity. “The younger man reported the incident and inquiries are now underway by officers attached to North Shore Police Area Command,” the police statement continued. “The man did not require medical treatment.”

Monday night’s show was Taylor Swift’s final of four Sydney stops on The Eras Tour. She arrived in Australia last weekend for three concerts in Melbourne after kicking off her 2024 tour dates with four shows in Tokyo.

The Sydney Eras Tour stops have been star-studded, with Katy Perry and Rita Ora attending Friday night’s first show together (and Perry going viral for singing along with “Bad Blood,” the song she allegedly inspired) alongside Swift’s Super Bowl-winning boyfriend Travis Kelce and Australian film director Baz Luhrmann. Two-thirds of Blink-182 popped by too, with Mark Hoppus attending night 1 and Tom DeLonge spotted taking photos with Australian actress Rebel Wilson on night 2.

Swift picks her tour back up Saturday in Singapore.

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