Shocking news for One Direction fans.
Louis Tomlinson was arrested Friday night at LAX airport following an altercation with a paparazzi.
It is being reported that Louis was arriving with his girlfriend, Eleanor Calder to baggage claim where paparazzi began filming the singer and his girlfriend. It is being reported by TMZ that after the singer asked the photographer to stop filming him and Eleanor, Louis got into a scuffle with paparazzi after he allegedly pulled him to the ground.
A source who was at the scene also told TMZ that, “Louis was really upset. After being filmed he told the snapper to stop, but he didn't take kindly to the request.”
Eleanor became involved as she tired to leave the airport, and two unidentified women began recording her. This resulted in the three getting into an argument until airport security arrived, but she was not placed under arrest.
The witness and photographer made a citizen’s arrest and Louis was booked for battery but released shortly after paying a $20,000 bail fee and will have to appear in court over this matter on March 29th.
A statement on the incident was released by Louis’ lawyer that says, “The paparazzi provoked and caused the altercation that occurred with Louis. It's not the first time that a paparazzi has created an altercation with a celebrity. While the altercation was going on with the paparazzi, three other individuals were attacking his girlfriend during this incident and he came to her defense causing airport security to intervene."
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