As RadarOnline.com reported, the showdown ensued after Tomlinson demanded a paparazzo, Karl Larssen, to stop snapping photos of him and on-again off-again girlfriend, Eleanor Calder, at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday night.
Larssen told the Sun On Sunday that the boyband hunk had “lunged for the camera.” He also recalled how the angry star “lifted my leg and then he hit me and I hit my own head.
"I was disoriented and I heard everyone screaming,” he said.
That’s when the 25-year-old British pop star had run over to help Calder, who also got into a brutal match with a female fan who was filming the altercation with Larssen.
“She pulled my phone, we started fighting,” the stunned 22-year-old said, who admitted she just wanted to see him because she was a fan. “The guy just grabbed me and threw me to the floor and socked me and that’s it.”
She went on, “Yeah I’m going to press charges.”
An eyewitness told RadarOnline.com that the woman he struck ended up with a cut above her eye and was shaken when police arrived at the scene.
“The whole thing was chaos, and Louis was aggressive and swearing,” a source told RadarOnline.com.
Tomlinson was arrested at 11:45 p.m., where he was booked at the Los Angeles police station for the throwdown His bail was set at $20,000. He was later released at 1:45 a.m. His court date for the bust-up is set for March 29, where he may face up to six months in jail.
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