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14 January 2008 :: 20:01:53 pm 4224

Bjork Accused Of ‘Attacking‘ Snapper

Icelandic singer Bjork has been accused of attacking a photographer in New Zealand, according to reports. Bjork, who is due to perform at the Big Day Out festival in Auckland on Friday, tore photographer Glenn Jeffrey's shirt in half, after he snapped her arriving at the airport early on Sunday.
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Jeffrey, a news photographer of 25 years, said Bjork was accompanied by a man who asked him not take photos.

“I took a couple of pictures … and as I turned and walked away she came up behind me, grabbed the back of my black skivvy and tore it,” said the snapper for the New Zealand Herald.

“As she did this she fell over, she fell to the ground,” he said. “At no stage did I touch her or speak with her.”

Bjork said nothing during the incident, but her male companion was saying: “B, don’t do this, B, don’t do this,” Jeffrey added.

Jeffrey said he spoke with Auckland police about the incident later on Sunday.

A spokeswoman for Auckland International Airport said staff would look at video footage of the arrival area where the alleged attack occurred if police asked for it. It was the second time the singer has been involved in an altercation with a journalist – the last was in 1996 after a long flight to Thailand.

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Hitting a reporter (96.February)

February 19, 1996, a reporter named Julie Kaufman rushed to Bjork and her son, Sindri when they arrived at Bangkok International Airport , Thailand. Then all of a sudden Bjork jumped at the reporter , caught her by the hair, and flung her on the concrete floor .

They say she had been completely exhausted in the live tour and in a terribly bad mood. The reason of this accident seems to be the poor sales of the tickets for the Asia tour and the reporter’s sudden approach to her son who Bjork had been protecting from mass media.

Later , Bjork apologized publicly with a public writtern statement . For Kaufman, Bjork herself apolpgized to her on the phone.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Entertainment News

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