Louis Tomlinson wanted a photog out of his face at LAX, and the altercation ended with the photog smashing his head on the floor and Louis ended up in cuffs.
It went down Friday night at LAX baggage claim. We’re told the 25-year-old singer was with a female companion and the photog was too close for Louis’ comfort, so he allegedly pulled the photog to the floor by his legs. The photog fell backwards and struck his back and head on the floor.
It didn’t end there. A female witness started recording Louis’ female companion as she tried to leave. The 2 women allegedly then got into a physical altercation.
The witness and the photog both made citizens’ arrests.
Tomlinson was arrested for simple battery and booked at a nearby LAPD jail.
For those who don’t want to see the video, this is basically what seems to be happening:
The video starts with a pap harrassing Eleanor, who’s trying to walk away from him. Louis walks over and goes to stand between them. Eleanor keeps walking away from the pap as Louis reaches for the paps’ camera. He tries to take the camera away, while the pap keeps trying to go over to Eleanor. Eventually he tries to run over to her past Louis, but Louis tries to hold him back and in the process Louis falls and takes the pap down with him, who indeed falls on his back and head. In the meantime, you hear screams out of shot and then the camera pans to the scene where Eleanor is pushed into a corner and there are girls around her. I’m unsure what exactly is going on there. Then it’s not clear what happens because a lot of people are standing in the way. It seems like Louis pulls one of the girls away from Eleanor and there’s a lot of screaming and pushing and pulling and it ends up with all of them falling to the ground. Eleanor is helped up by someone and tries to walk away from the girls. Louis stands up as well and walks after her and then they are both grabbed by airport security.