Louis Tomlinson NOT Charged For Paparazzo Airport Fight

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Louis Tomlinson Not Charged

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Louis Tomlinson Not Charged

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Louis Tomlinson will reportedly NOT be charged following his fight with a paparazzi photographer. Gossip Cop has reached out for confirmation.

As Gossip Cop reported, Tomlinson was arrested for an airport fight with a paparazzo at LAX last month. Video footage of the incident showed the British star confronting the photographer for getting too close to him and on-again girlfriend Eleanor Calder. As the two men tussled, the shutterbug ended up falling to the ground.

Meanwhile, as this took place, Calder was being harassed by random people at the airport, sparking another skirmish. Tomlinson was cited for battery, but was released on his own recognizance and did not have to pay bail. Following the altercation, the singer’s attorney released a statement decrying the paparazzo for allegedly provoking Tomlinson and the others for attacking Calder.

Now TMZ is reporting that the district attorney has declined to formally press charges against Tomlinson. Instead, he and the paparazzo will take part in a mediation session at the Los Angeles city attorney’s office. At that informal hearing, both sides will discuss what went down and agree to behave more civilly in the future.

According to the outlet, the decision not to charge Tomlinson came after airport employees gave statements saying Tomlinson did not intentionally assault the photographer, and only stepped in to the other situation to defend his girlfriend.

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