Video footage has emerged of the One Direction singer's altercation with a photographer...
Louis Tomlinson has allegedly spoken out about the airport incident that ended in him being arrested at the weekend.
According to the Daily Mirror, the One Direction singer, 25, told friends that he was ‘protecting his girlfriend’ Eleanor Calder during the incident at LA airport LAX.
Louis was released on £16,000 bail after an altercation with a photographer on Saturday. Apparently enraged with the paparazzo snapping himself and Eleanor, he appeared to trip and accidentally drag him to the floor with him.
However, the situation spiralled when two female fans claimed to have ended up in an altercation with Eleanor, 24.
In video published by RadarOnline, Louis can be heard shouting: ‘What the hell is happening?’ and: ‘Can we get some help?’ before rushing over to help Eleanor, who looked to have been pushed into a corner by the two females.
Airport security then intervened and Louis and Eleanor walked away, before Louis was booked with simple battery.
In video footage, one of the women alleges that she’s received an eye injury. She’s quoted as saying she’s going to ‘press charges’.
However, Louis’ friends and fans have taken to Twitter to support him.
Ben Winston – who’s directed a number of 1D videos – Tweeted yesterday: ‘Shocked @Louis_Tomlinson was arrested. Vid clearly shows he pulls 2 girls off his gf & a pap trips. Even asks staff for help.Wrongful arrest [sic].’
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Louis – who recently rekindled his relationship with Eleanor after originally ending their relationship in 2014 – is yet to comment.
It’s believed that he doesn’t usually take security on holiday with him, but is now reviewing that decision in light of the incident.