Paul McCartney was involved in a scuffle Friday when a photographer tried to take his picture near the site of illusionist David Blaine's latest stunt.
McCartney spokesman Geoff Baker said the former Beatle fired him when he learned that Baker had informed the photographer that McCartney would be visiting the site on the River Thames. Blaine is trying to live there without food for 44 days while suspended from a crane in a plastic box.
Baker later said he'd been reinstated and described reports of a "fracas" as exaggerated.
London's metropolitan police, however, said they were investigating two counterallegations of common assault following a dispute near Blaine's stunt between a photographer and a group of friends early Friday morning.