Report: Tim McGraw Fan Seeking Apology, Possible Legal Action After Concert Incident
According to a new report, the fan who alleges that Tim McGraw slapped her at an Atlanta concert on July 13 might soon take legal action.
The female fan's lawyer, Eric Hertz, tells TMZ that the she feels "humiliated" after the incident and wants an apology from the country star. Her lawyer adds that she was not trying to harm McGraw when she touched his leg during the show, which took place at Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood. He adds that the show had a "interactive environment" that she was responding to. The site further reports that further legal action, including a personal injury lawsuit, may be taken.
Reps for the singer had not responded to Billboard's request for comment by press time.
The incident took place during the concert's encore when McGraw walks down a catwalk while performing his 2013 single "Truck Yeah." In video footage posted online earlier this month, McGraw is seen slapping hands with fans before Hertz's client made contact with McGraw's leg and he touched her in response. She tore his jeans and was later ejected from the show.
On July 17, a rep for the singer explained the incident to Billboard in a statement.
"At the end of the night during the 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. He didn't know who had grabbed him and was trying to keep his pants from being torn."