Taylor Swift’s father faces ‘no further action’ over assault allegation | Ents & Arts News

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

Ben McDonald had told police that Scott Swift struck him in the face in Sydney on 27 February.

The alleged confrontation happened after the 72-year-old and his megastar daughter left a yacht following the final show of her Eras Tour in Australia.

At the time, a representative for the popstar accused members of the media of behaving “aggressively” towards her during the interaction.

Mr McDonald, 51, described the incident at the time as a “punch in the chops” that “didn’t require medical assistance”.

Following an investigation, New South Wales Police have confirmed that no further action will be taken.

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Swift performs in Tokyo on 7 February. Pic: Reuters
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Taylor Swift was in Sydney for The Eras Tours. Here she is pictured at an earlier date in Tokyo. Pic: Reuters

In a statement, the force 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 34-year-old star performed four nights in Sydney as part of the international leg of The Eras Tour.

The tour, which is due to come to Europe in May, is the highest grossing of all time – having been the first to surpass $1bn (£792m) in revenue.

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