One Direction Star Louis Tomlinson Arrested In Los Angeles

Louis Tomlinson
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Boyband bad boy Louis Tomlinson has gotten into hot water following an alleged altercation with a paparazzi at LAX Airport in Los Angeles.

According to TMZ, the former One Direction star was aggravated after he and girlfriend Eleanor Calder were hounded by photographers.

At the moment, details of the incident are a little hazy, but the LA country sheriff’s department has since confirmed that Tomlinson was placed under citizen’s arrest at 11.45pm on Friday 3 March. He has since been released from custody.

“The paparazzi provoked and caused the altercation that occurred with Louis,” Tomlinson’s lawyer Martin Singer said in a statement.

“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 defence.”

Tomlinson is set to appear in court on 29 March.

The Mirror has since reported that Tomlinson posted a £16K bail for his release.

Apparently speaking to friends, the tabloid claims he told them he was “protecting my girlfriend”.