One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson has gone in a whole different direction this weekend after he was arrested due to an altercation with paparazzi.
The incident happened Friday after the 25-year-old singer had arrived at LAX after a flight with his girlfriend. Tomlinson’s lawyer tells TMZ, “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.”
Tomlinson allegedly pulled the photographer to the ground by his legs after having asked him to back up and give him and his girlfriend space.
In addition, a female witness who was nearby took out her phone and began to record the altercation when Tomlinson’s girlfriend, Eleanor Calder, interfered and began an altercation with the witness.
Both the female witness and the photographer then made citizen arrests.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the singer was released early Saturday morning after posting $20,000 bail. He has yet to be charged, and is due in court on March 29th.