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Tim McGraw Slap Victim Jesslyn Taylor Speaks Out: 'He Actually Reared Back To Hit Me Again' (VIDEO)

09/24/2014 02:11 EDT | Updated 09/24/2014 02:59 EDT

Tim McGraw made headlines this past summer when he slapped a female fan in the front row who had ripped his jeans.

In the wake of the incident, McGraw told ET Canada, "I reacted in an instinctive, defensive way from my perspective of what was going on. I think it was an unfortunate situation I think all the way around. But it happened, it happened in a split second, it was pure instinctive reaction, I think you just got to move on."

Now the woman whose face he slapped, Jesslyn Taylor, is telling her side of the story for the first time.

"I was at the concert, Tim came out on the catwalk, walking across the bar where everybody was, everybody was excited, hands up in the air, filming and I was filming," Taylor told RadarOnline.com. "He bent down to sing to me. And I reached up, hit him on the leg, two of my fingers got stuck in his jeans, when he turned to walk away it ripped a hole in his jeans."

Admitting she had a few drinks but denying she was grabbing for his privates, she also claims he McGraw was the aggressor.

"He slapped my hand away then he turned back slapped me in the head very hard,” she claimed. "I fell backwards. And then he actually reared back to hit me again, but a fan on the opposite side of the stage grabbed his arm and stopped him."

RadarOnline reports that since they filmed this video interview, Taylor and McGraw have settled the matter.

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