• Taylor Swift's dad punched a paparazzo in Australia
  • Charges were expected to be levelled against him
  • He has now been cleared

It was a night that rocked the celebrity world! Taylor Swift's dad, Scott Swift (71), found himself in hot water after a heated encounter with paparazzo Ben McDonald in Melbourne. But hold your horses, Swifties! The New South Wales Police Force has just dropped a bombshell – no charges for Papa Swift!

A Yacht, a Punch, and a Swift Exit

Picture this: Taylor Swift dazzling Melbourne with her Eras Tour, only to have the afterparty interrupted by a paparazzi showdown! As Taylor and her father disembarked from a yacht, McDonald was snapping away, only to claim he got more than he bargained for – a punch from Scott Swift himself!

McDonald's side of the story?

A chaotic clash with security and a surprise hit from Scott, leaving him stunned. "In 23 years, I haven't been assaulted and punched in the chops, particularly by the talent's dad," McDonald exclaimed to the AP. The plot thickens!

But the Swifties weren't having it. They rallied behind "Papa Swift," flooding social media with support. After all, who could blame a father for protecting his superstar daughter?

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In the end, the police decided to let bygones be bygones. "We will take no further action in relation to the matter," they told CBS News. And just like that, Taylor and her dad jetted off, leaving the drama behind.