Tim McGraw’s publicist plays down fan slapping video

Tim McGraw’s publicist plays down fan slapping video

Tim McGraw performs during the CMA Fest at LP Field on Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Photo: Associated Press/Wade Payne/Invision

Tim McGraw’s publicist is playing down video footage posted online that appears to show the country star slapping a female fan at a concert.

The footage was taken at a show in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, while McGraw was walking into the crowd.

Reports suggest he turned on the unnamed fan after she grabbed his manhood, but his publicist tells the incident looked a lot worse than it was, stating, “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 to keep them from ripping his jeans, which they succeeded at doing, and so he could get to more fans who could slap hands with him before the end of the show.”

Latest Stories

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties

New Steps In Lunsford Suit

Lunsford Denise 042015 (sent to us)

Attorney Matt Hardin has countered the Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney's claim that she doesn't have to comply with FOIA requests because she is not a public body.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties

Meth Lab Arrest In Fluvanna County

Koplowitz Dale

Dale Andrew Koplowitz behind bars for allegedly making methamphetamine in a so-called one pot meth production lab.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties

Fatal Crashes Down, DUI’s Up This Thanksgiving


Six people died on Virginia highways this Thanksgiving Day weekend.

in Entertainment

HOLIDAY TV: What to watch this week


This week is packed with programs to get you in the holiday spirit.

in Entertainment

Bono, Clooney, Kardashian part of all-star campaign for AIDS

FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Bono arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. A New York City doctor says U2 singer Bono suffered multiple fractures and had to have two surgeries after his weekend bicycle accident. Orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Dean Lorich says Bono underwent a five-hour surgery on his elbow in which three plates and 18 screws were inserted on Sunday night. Bono had another surgery to repair a fracture to his left pinkie on Monday. Lorich says Bono will need therapy but a full recovery is expected.

Bono is a launching an all-star campaign featuring "once-in-a-lifetime experiences" like walking the red carpet with Meryl Streep or visiting the "Game of Thrones" set.