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EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Swift’s father escapes charge over alleged Australia assault

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Taylor Swift's father escapes charge over alleged Australia assault

Ben McDonald, 51, told police Scott Swift, 72, struck him in the face on a Sydney wharf on 27 February. He did not need medical help.

 

 

Taylor Swift's father escapes charge over alleged Australia assault

 

 

A spokesperson for Swift at the time said two people had been behaving aggressively towards the megastar.

After a month-long investigation, New South Wales police on Tuesday said no further action would be taken.

The confrontation happened after Mr Swift and his daughter disembarked from a yacht, in the hours after her final Eras Tour show in Sydney.

A video published by Australian media shows the singer, who is concealed beneath an umbrella, walking with her father and security guards along Neutral Bay Wharf at about 02:30 local time (15:30 GMT).

Cameras flash before two voices – reported to be a photographer and a guard – accuse each other of touching umbrellas. It is unclear whether the footage captures the alleged incident.

Mr McDonald previously told the BBC Swift was already inside a car when Mr Swift “charged in” and attacked him without provocation.

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