Louis Tomlinson, Singer and one-fourth of the popular Britsh boy band ‘One Direction’, has got himself arrested last Friday night for an altercation with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The incident took place while the One Direction star was in the baggage claim area with his girlfriend Eleanor Calder, after they arrived from a flight from Las Vegas. His lawyer, Martin Singer, told the press “The paparazzi provoked and caused the altercation that occurred with Louis.”
Witnesses say Tomlinson pulled the photographer to the floor by his legs, causing the victim to fall and hit his back and head on the floor. The victim is now hospitalized but the extent of his injuries are currently unknown.
His girlfriend also got into a confrontation with a female witness who began filming with her phone. Tomlinson then allegedly grabbed her wrist and tried to take the woman’s phone and she fell in the process. E! also mentioned the woman was struck in the eye during the altercation.
The singer was arrested but later released after posting a $20,000 bond, and a court date was set for March 29.
However, TMZ recently reported that this same photographer has been caught boasting about his aggressive techniques to cause celebrities to lose it and wanting to make money off the situation with lawsuits.
One Direction, formed in 2010, has had hits including Drag Me Down, Story of My Life, What Makes You Beautiful, Perfect and Best Song Ever.
Source: TMZ| E!