Bjork, who is in the northern city of Auckland to perform at the Big Day Out concert on Friday, tore "New Zealand Herald" photographer Glenn Jeffrey's shirt after he photographed her arriving at the airport early Sunday, he told news agency New Zealand Press Association according to a report on Monday.
Jeffrey, a news photographer for 25 years, said Bjork was accompanied by a man who asked him not take photos.
I'm betting Jeffery has never seen this video which should really be required viewing to those interested in any facet of journalism.
"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 (T-shirt) and tore it," he told the agency.
"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 throughout the incident but her male companion was saying: "'B, don't do this, B, don't do this,'" Jeffrey said.
It may be wrong but this video always cracks me up. Jeffery probably unknowingly welcomed Bjork to New Zealand which you should NEVER do without expecting repercussions. Seriously, dude.
You gotta love Bjork, who is like 5ft nothin', giving the smack down on reporters and photographers. I think she ought to start a side business offering herself as a bodyguard. There are plenty of young celebrity poptarts who could benefit from her services. Britney might not be in the current nightmare she's in if she just had Bjork to beat down the paparazzi. And Dr. Phil for that matter. Or hell, even beat down Britney from time to time. I'm just saying.