One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has been arrested after getting involved in a paparazzi scuffle at LAX airport
The 25-year-old had been returning to LA with his girlfriend, Eleanor Calder when he got into the fight with the photographer after asking him to stop filming him.
A police spokesperson reported to E! News that Louis was surrounded by photographers and there was some pushing and shoving.
One of the photographers fell down and claimed he hurt himself – ending in the British singer being placed under misdemeanor citizen's arrest and later charged with simple battery.
‘The paparazzi provoked and caused the altercation that occurred with Louis,’ his lawyer said in a statement.
‘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.’
Louis was taken into police custody just after midnight on Friday and released after posting a $20,000 bond.