Taylor Swift hastily escapes Australia by private jet after her father is accused of assaulting a local photographer at the Sydney harbor following her final Eras concert. Scott is alleged to have punched an Australian photographer after ‘threatening to throw a female staff member into the water.’

Taylor Swift has jetted out Australia after her father Scott was accused of assaulting a local photographer on Tuesday morning.

The American singer’s private jet was seen leaving Sydney Airport just hours after the alleged incident.

The global megastar performed her final Eras Tour concert in the city on Monday night.

The Bombardier Global 6000, which both Taylor and her boyfriend Travis Kelce used to travel into Australia, was seen taxiing down the runway at around midday.

Taylor travelled Down Under for seven sell-out concerts across Melbourne and Sydney, which came to an end on Monday night, and she has a few days off before she will return to the stage in Singapore on March 2.

Taylor Swift was spotted leaving Australia on her private jet on Tuesday after her father Scott was accused of assaulting a local photographer

Taylor Swift was spotted leaving Australia on her private jet on Tuesday after her father Scott was accused of assaulting a local photographer

Her departure comes just hours after her father Scott (centre right), 71, was accused of striking Ben McDonald, 51, at a ferry wharf in the suburb of Neutral Bay at about 2.30am on Tuesday

Her departure comes just hours after her father Scott (centre right), 71, was accused of striking Ben McDonald, 51, at a ferry wharf in the suburb of Neutral Bay at about 2.30am on Tuesday

Her departure comes just hours after her father Scott, 71, was accused of striking Ben McDonald, 51, at a ferry wharf in the suburb of Neutral Bay at about 2.30am on Tuesday, after the Australian leg of her Eras tour wrapped up.

Taylor’s team have said that Scott allegedly punched an Australian photographer in the face following ‘threats to throw a female staff member into the water’.

Taylor and Scott had travelled from Homebush on a luxury superyacht called Quantum before the alleged assault.

A spokeswoman for Taylor Swift told Daily Mail Australia the photographers were being ‘aggressive’.

‘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,’ she said.

However, Mr McDonald – the chief executive of Matrix Media Group – slammed the statement as ‘utter rubbish’ and said the only female at the scene was Taylor.

‘This is the sort of bulls**t I might expect,’ he said. ‘Which female was that? The only one there was Taylor.’

Mr McDonald said the altercation was caught on camera and did not show the photographers acting aggressively.

The American singer's private jet was seen leaving Sydney Airport on Tuesday morning, just hours after her final Eras tour concert in the city on Monday night

The American singer’s private jet was seen leaving Sydney Airport on Tuesday morning, just hours after her final Eras tour concert in the city on Monday night

The Bombardier Global 6000, which both Taylor and her boyfriend Travis Kelce used to travel into Australia, was seen taxiing down the runway as the global popstar made her exit

The Bombardier Global 6000, which both Taylor and her boyfriend Travis Kelce used to travel into Australia, was seen taxiing down the runway as the global popstar made her exit

Taylor had travelled Down Under for seven concerts in Melbourne and Sydney, which came to an end on Monday, and she has mere days off before she will return to the stage in Singapore

Taylor had travelled Down Under for seven concerts in Melbourne and Sydney, which came to an end on Monday, and she has mere days off before she will return to the stage in Singapore

 

An investigation into the alleged incident has been launched by the North Shore Police Command.

The photographer previously accused Scott of ‘charging’ at him once he was off the superyacht with Taylor.

He originally thought it was a security guard and was shocked when he realised the alleged attacker was the pop star’s dad.

Mr McDonald also said he didn’t know what triggered the alleged assault.

‘In 23 years of taking pictures, I have never seen anything like it,’ he said.

‘She got off the boat, she walked towards security guards who were shoving umbrellas in our faces.’

Footage of the alleged incident showed Taylor and her father walking up from the wharf with large umbrellas blocking the view.

Matrix Media photographer Ben McDonald (pictured) was allegedly struck in the face by Taylor Swift's father, Scott

Matrix Media photographer Ben McDonald (pictured) was allegedly struck in the face by Taylor Swift’s father, Scott

Mr McDonald started shooting when a security guard could be heard telling him not to touch the umbrella.

The camera jolted and there was movement from behind the umbrella.

A security guard could be heard saying, ‘that wasn’t me, that wasn’t me’.

Mr McDonald asked: ‘Who was that?’

He then went to The Rocks police station and reported the alleged incident.

Mr McDonald did not require medical attention and does not believe he will have lasting injuries, but has ‘very sore chops’ on the left side of his face.

Scott has been a fixture by his daughter's side throughout her sold-out Eras tour Down Under and has been praised by fans for his kind actions during the concerts (pictured together)

Scott has been a fixture by his daughter’s side throughout her sold-out Eras tour Down Under and has been praised by fans for his kind actions during the concerts (pictured together)

Scott has been a fixture by his daughter’s side throughout her sold-out Eras tour.

He has been praised for handing out sandwiches to fans in the middle of a Sydney show, saying ‘help yourselves’.

The day before Taylor’s first show in Melbourne earlier this month, extra tickets were released but most had a limited view of the stage.

Scott walked around handing out VIP passes so excited fans would have access to better seats.

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