Louis Tomlinson, 25, was arrested on Friday, March 3rd, following an altercation with paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport.
He was released on Saturday with a court date for March 29th. Some reports claim that Tomlinson was not required to post bail, while other allege he paid $20,000 to post bail.
- The One Direction member flew into LAX from Las Vegas with girlfriend Eleanor Calder and was immediately surrounded by paparazzi at baggage claim, TMZ reports.
- The singer then allegedly pulled a pap by the legs, causing him to tip over and hit his head on the ground.
- Airport security put him under citizen's arrest until police arrived. Tomlinson's lawyer challenges the manner in which the altercation has been characterized.
- Martin Singer, Tomlinson’s lawyer, told Billboard: "The paparazzi provoked and caused the altercation that occurred with Louis at the airport this morning. This is not the first or last 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."
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