Louis Tomlinson Arrested At LAX For Fighting With Paparazzo
Update (3/5/17): In video obtained by RadarOnline, Louis Tomlinson reaches for a paparazzo’s camera before turning around and tripping, which caused the cameraman to fall backwards. Louis then gets up and runs toward two women who have cornered girlfriend Eleanor Calder, before an airline employee breaks up the fight. See the original post below.
Louis Tomlinson was arrested March 3 after fighting with a paparazzo.
Louis and girlfriend Eleanor Calder was at baggage claim at Los Angeles International Airport when he asked a paparazzo to stop filming him. When the paparazzo refused, Louis allegedly pulled the photographer by his legs, causing him to fall backwards and hit his head on the floor, according to TMZ. The paparazzo made a citizen’s arrest, which landed Louis in jail for a few hours on a $20,000 bail, according to Los Angeles County police.
Eleanor also reportedly fought with a woman who refused to stop filming them, though she wasn’t arrested.
While the paparazzo made a citizen’s arrest, the “Just Hold On” singer stresses that the incident wasn’t his fault. “The paparazzi provoked and caused the altercation that occurred with louis,” a rep tells TMZ. “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.”