Taylor Swift’s Father Cleared of Charges After Altercation with Photographer in Australia

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Taylor’s Father in Trouble?

Taylor Swift’s father, Scott Swift, will not face charges following an alleged altercation with a paparazzo in Australia last month, as confirmed by a spokesperson for the New South Wales Police Force. The incident occurred at Neutral Bay Wharf on Feb. 27, where police responded to reports of an assault involving a 71-year-old man, identified as Scott Swift, and a 51-year-old man.

Authorities conducted an investigation but determined that no further police action would be taken. The younger man involved in the altercation did not require medical treatment. While a representative for Taylor Swift did not immediately respond to requests for comment, details of the incident emerged from both sides.

According to photographer Ben McDonald, who was allegedly involved in the altercation, Scott Swift charged at him after getting off a boat, mistaking McDonald for a security guard. However, a representative for Taylor Swift provided a different account, stating that two individuals were aggressively pushing towards Taylor and her security personnel, prompting concerns for her safety.

Scott Swift has been a familiar presence during Taylor’s global tours, often interacting with fans by distributing guitar picks and snacks. Following the incident in Australia, the Swifts continued their tour to Singapore before Taylor’s upcoming hiatus leading to the release of her 11th studio album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” on April 19. The Eras Tour is set to resume with European dates starting in Paris on May 9.


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