Louis Tomlinson 'won't be charged' for paparazzi row

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

It looks like One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is in the clear after his highly-publicised scuffle with the paparazzi last month.

The Los Angeles County City Attorney's Office has opted not to pursue criminal charges against the singer at this time for a physical confrontation with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport, according to The Sun.

A spokesperson for the LA City Attorney specified that Tomlinson will still be required to attend a court hearing later in April, and that any decision not to file charges could be reevaluated at a later day.

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"Each of the parties will be interviewed regarding the incident and advised of the law and ways to avoid similar incidences in the future," a representative for the city attorney's office said.

"Typically there is no further action taken by our office after the hearing, though we do reserve the right to file charges up to one year from the date of the original incident should additional information or future actions require additional measures."

A spokesperson for the singer declined to comment on these latest reports when reached by Digital Spy late on Tuesday (April 11).

The One Direction star was reportedly placed under a citizen's arrest on Friday, March 3 following a scuffle with a photographer as he and girlfriend Eleanor Calder were travelling through the airport following a trip to Las Vegas.

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At that time, his lawyer Martin Singer accused the paparazzi of "provoking and causing" the fracas in a statement to the media.

"It's not the first time that a paparazzi has created an altercation with a celebrity," Singer added. "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."

In the wake of his citizen's arrest, Louis has been defended for protecting his girlfriend Eleanor Calder by the likes of former Spice Girl Mel C and Little Mix's Perrie Edwards. A bystander allegedly injured in the scuffle has also spoken publicly.

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