The New Zealand Herald reports Bjork allegedly attacked photographer Glenn Jeffrey after arriving at the Auckland International Airport on Sunday morning. The Icelandic singer was in town to perform at the Big Day Out on Friday, but will have to face a police inquiry after tearing the Jeffrey’s shirt down the back. “I took a couple of pictures and I got about three or four frames of her … and as I turned and walked away she came up behind me, grabbed the back of my black skivvy and tore it down the back,” Jeffrey explained, conceding that the man accompanying Bjork asked him not to take photographs. “As she did this she fell over, she fell to the ground. At no stage did I touch her or speak with her.”
Jeffrey has spoken to police in Auckland about the incident, which may have been captured on airport security cameras. “I don’t see being assaulted as I’m working as a press photographer as an acceptable thing,” he said. “If anybody assaults anybody you have the right to a legal recourse, whoever they are.”
In a similar Bjork attacked a journalist in 1996 after a long flight to Thailand after being questioned by the reporter. Bjork later apologized for the incident.