This is wild!!!!
Louis Tomlinson was arrested on Friday night at baggage claim at LAX after getting into an altercation with a photographer, according to TMZ.
Apparently, the photog got too close to comfort for Louis and his girlfriend, Eleanor Calder, and Tomlinson allegedly “pulled the photog to the floor by his legs.”
But it doesn’t end there!
After the photog struck his head on the floor, another altercation started when a random woman who had witnessed the incident began filming Louis’ girlfriend as she attempted to lave the scene!
That woman, and Louis’ girlfriend, got into an altercation, too — and according to TMZ, both the photog and the witness made citizen’s arrests on Louis and his girlfriend, respectively! Whoa!!!
Tomlinson was eventually arrested by the cops for simple battery, and he’s since been booked into a nearby LAPD jail. It’s not clear whether his girlfriend was also arrested, however.
But wait — there’s more!
Louis’ team has blasted back against the battery allegations with a statement that contradicts some of what was alleged in the story!!
Here’s their statement in full (below)!!!
“The paparazzi provoked and caused the altercation that occurred with louis. 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.”
No word yet on any other pending charges for anyone, but apparently Tomlinson had to post a $20,000 bail fee to get out of jail after just a few hours.
We’ll keep you posted on the fall-out as news comes in — and we’ll see if this alleged attack by three individuals is what was really going on, or whether it all centers on that photographer!
Crazy night at the airport!!!
[Image via Lia Toby/WENN.]