Lots of headlines are saying Tim “slapped” the fan, which seems a little extreme. Decide for yourself!
Tim walked down the catwalk and tried to shake as many hands as possible. When he squatted down for a second to make contact with a fan, a woman in the crowd grabbed onto Tim’s upper thigh — some say she was aiming for his crotch — and wouldn’t let go, almost causing him to fall. The singer leaned down, and swung back at her.
Tim’s spokesperson told TMZ, “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.”