The slap lawsuit filed by a disgruntled fan against Tom McGraw has been resolved.
In a TMZ update about the incident, Jesslyn Taylor’s attorney, Eric Hertz, tells them that the case is now “settled.” He reveals that “it’s been mutually resolved the old-fashioned way… with a simple conversation.”
Whether or not Tim paid Taylor any money to settle out of court wasn’t disclosed, but she insisted on getting an apology from him at the time she filed court papers.
At an Atlanta concert last month Tim reacted to an aggressive fan being physical with him. Jesslyn Taylor grabbed his leg and ripped his jeans during a concert. The country singer hit back with a mild swat at the woman because she wasn’t backing off.
Fortunately, the whole thing is water under the bridge now.
Tim McGraw never denied he hit back at the woman while he was at the concert amongst his fans at the end of a long stage. The video pretty much showed the entire scene unfold.
Tim called it an “unfortunate situation.”
McGraw’s rep told People:
“At the end of the night during an encore, Tim was singing out in the audience and someone firmly grabbed onto his leg and wouldn’t let go as he was moving through the crowd. He instinctively swatted to try and keep them from ripping his jeans (which they succeeded at doing!), and so he could get to more fans who were trying to slap hands with him before the end of the show.”
Tim wasn’t proud of the incident, but recalls it being a natural reaction. When he released his statement regarding the slapping assault incident, he said:
“It is one of those things that happen, nobody feels good about it, but there’s nothing that could be done about it. You are in that position, you are out there you are vulnerable, things happen and sometimes you react.”
Now Tim can move on from this and be relieved this won’t be a headline following him around in celebrity news.
Sometimes fans can get carried away at concerts due to enthusiasm and excitement over seeing their favorite singers perform live. Usually security is nearby to prevent these types of situations from happening, but where McGraw went further out into the audience, it limited access momentarily for anyone to restrict the woman from touching the singer the way she did.
Fans of Tim McGraw are happy the slapping lawsuit is dropped.
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