Dramatic footage has emerged showing Louis Tomlinson fighting with a photographer and two female fans.
The 25-year-old One Direction star was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after the incident on Friday night.
The footage shows Tomlinson’s girlfriend, Eleanor Calder getting caught up in a brawl with two female passengers, before the singer gets involved himself.
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Tomlinson can be seen aggressively approaching a paparazzo after the man reportedly refused to stop taking photos of the star and his girlfriend as they returned from a trip in Las Vegas.
Tomlinson’s lawyer, Marty Singer, told MailOnline:
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 and he came to her defence.
One of the young girls ended up with a cut above her eye and was shaken when law enforcement arrived at the scene.
She told The Sun On Sunday:
He socked me. He’s going to go to jail. Yeah I’m going to press charges.
The guy just grabbed me and threw me to the floor and he socked me and that’s it.
And an eyewitness told RadarOnline – who have exclusive footage of the incident – their version of events:
The whole thing was chaos, and Louis was aggressive and swearing.
They [the two women] were just innocent bystanders and claim they didn’t even know who Louis and Eleanor were.
Tomlinson was later arrested and booked for simple battery. He was released on $20,000 bail but is due to appear in court in Los Angeles on March 29.