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Louis Tomlinson Arrested For Paparazzi Fight

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Louis Tomlinson Arrested

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Louis Tomlinson Arrested

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Louis Tomlinson was arrested for injuring a paparazzo at LAX Airport in Los Angeles, Gossip Cop confirms. We’re told the One Direction singer felt the photographer was getting too close to him and his on-and-off girlfriend Eleanor Calder on Friday. After words were exchanged, including three individuals verbally taunting Calder, Tomlinson knocked the paparazzo to the ground, causing the guy’s head to bleed. He was then handcuffed and arrested on the spot.

Tomlinson’s lawyer, Martin Singer, says in a statement, “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.”

After Tomlinson and Calder, with whom he seemingly has reconciled, returned to Los Angeles from a trip to Vegas, they were greeted at the airport’s baggage claim by paparazzi. The singer asked the photographers to stop filming, but they continued. That then resulted in the heated verbal exchange, and Tomlinson grabbing a photographer by his leg, and causing the shutterbug to fall and hit his head.

As Calder tried to leave the airport, another woman began videotaping her, leading Tomlinson’s girlfriend to get into a fight with her as well. Tomlinson was arrested and booked for battery. Gossip Cop is told, however, that the British star was released on his own recognizance, and did not have to pay bail. And, contrary to speculation, Calder was not arrested at all. A rep for Tomlinson declined to comment, instead pointing to the aforementioned attorney statement.

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