You can say one thing for Taylor Swift's Eras world tour - it has certainly been eventful.

For once, the headlines surrounding Swift do not relate to the pop star herself or her romance with Travis Kelce, but to her father.

Swift is currently on tour in Australia, and her dad Scott Swift has been accused of assaulting a photographer, who said he was "punched in the chops" by the 71-year-old after her show in Sydney.

The alleged incident happened at Neutral Bay Wharf in the city, where Swift and her dad had disembarked from a yacht hours after her last Sydney show.

Photographer Ben McDonald said: "There were about four or five security there and at one point, one of the American security started shoving his umbrella into me and my camera and then Taylor got in her car.

"Someone else came running at me and punched me in the left side of my face. Initially, I thought it was an Australian security that was trying to be the hero of the moment in the front of the Americans, but as it turned out it was her father."

He added: "In 23 years, I haven't been assaulted and punched in the chops, particularly by the talent's dad. We didn't go rushing down the jetty. We didn't go rushing to the back of the boat. We waited for her to come up. Kept it very civil."

Neither Swift nor her father have commented on the alleged assault, but a spokesperson for the pop star told Rolling Stone that two people were "aggressively pushing" in a bid to get to her, and threatened a member of her staff.

Police in Sydney said only that they were investigating an alleged assault by a 71-year-old man on a 51-year-old man at 2.30am local time.

Swift's Eras tour hits Dublin in June.