Louis Tomlinson's girlfriend Eleanor Calder 'attacked'

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    Footage has emerged showing Louis Tomlinson rushing to girlfriend Eleanor Calder’s defence, following an ‘altercation’ between the One Direction singer and a photographer.

    The 25-year-old star was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after the incident with the paparazzi on Friday night.

    But new dramatic footage shows his girlfriend getting caught up in a brawl with two female passengers, before Louis sprints to her aid.  

    Papped off! Louis Tomlinson was arrested after getting caught in airport bust-up with photographers at LAX

    Protective boyfriend: New footage shows his girlfriend getting caught up in a brawl with two female passengers, before Louis sprints to her aid

    Protective boyfriend: New footage shows his girlfriend getting caught up in a brawl with two female passengers, before Louis sprints to her aid

    Louis’ lawyer Martin 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 during this incident and he came to her defence.’ 

    The clip, obtained by RadarOnline, shows Louis first intervening after the photographer began taking photographs of Eleanor at the airport. 

    While she walked away, Louis tried to grab the man’s camera and apparently told him to stop taking pictures. 

    The pair then appeared to struggle before Louis tripped and brought the photographer down with him.

    Louis can then be heard shouting, ‘What the hell is happening?’ and ‘Can we get some help?’ before rushing over to help Eleanor, who appeared to have been pushed into a corner by two women.

    Airport security then intervened before Louis and Eleanor walked away. 

    Meanwhile, one of the fans in question has claimed that Louis accidentally ‘socked’ her in the face and knocked her to the ground during the airport bust-up.

    Rekindled romance:  The couple (pictured together) had just arrived at in Los Angeles after enjoying a holiday in Las Vegas

    Rekindled romance:  The couple (pictured together) had just arrived at in Los Angeles after enjoying a holiday in Las Vegas

    Arrest: The official record shows Louis was apprehended at 11.45pm on Friday night

    Arrest: The official record shows Louis was apprehended at 11.45pm on Friday night

    The girl told The Sun On Sunday: ‘He socked me. He’s going to go to jail.’

    Revealing her bruised face to the newspaper, she insisted: ‘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.’ 

    She also claimed that Eleanor ‘pulled’ her phone before they started fighting.  

    TMZ reported that Louis, 25, 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.  

    He was taken to LA police station following the incident and his official arrest record indicates that he was apprehended at 11.45pm on Friday and released at 1.32am on Saturday morning. 

    The document also shows Louis, originally from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, was ordered to pay $20,000 bail – but he was released without having to pay it.

    It also indicates that the star, who is believed to be worth £40million, is due to appear in court on March 29 later this month.

    'Upset': The One Direction start was said to have been very unhappy when then photographer did not put his camera down 

    ‘Upset’: The One Direction start was said to have been very unhappy when then photographer did not put his camera down 

    Young couple: Louis and Eleanor, pictured together in 2013, recently got back together

    Young couple: Louis and Eleanor, pictured together in 2013, recently got back together

    Eleanor (pictured with Louis in 2013), 24,  is thought to have got involved in an argument with onlookers who began filming the row

    Eleanor (pictured with Louis in 2013), 24, is thought to have got involved in an argument with onlookers who began filming the row

    Eleanor, 24, is thought to have got involved in an argument with onlookers who began filming the row.

    The singer’s lawyer claims three other people were attacking his girlfriend during the incident which finally came to an end when airport security stepped in. 

    ‘Louis was really upset. After being filmed he told the snapper to stop, but he didn’t take kindly to the request,’ a source told TMZ about the incident, which reportedly saw the photographer’s head smashed against the floor. 

    ‘The row turned into a scuffle causing airport security to pull them apart.’

    A female witness also revealed that two other women got involved in the altercation after Louis’ other half Eleanor told them to stop recording the fight on their phones.  

    Global superstars: Louis Tomlinson (far right) joined One Direction in 2010 and is believed to be worth £40million

    Global superstars: Louis Tomlinson (far right) joined One Direction in 2010 and is believed to be worth £40million

    Airport drama:  He had just landed at LAX Airport after flying from Las Vegas, Nevada, with his girlfriend

    Airport drama:  He had just landed at LAX Airport after flying from Las Vegas, Nevada, with his girlfriend

    ‘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.’   

    Both the X Factor star and the photographer in question have been booked under citizen’s arrest.  

    It is not clear whether Louis’ rekindled girlfriend, who he previously dated for four years until March 2015, was arrested.  

    Louis and Eleanor rekindled their romance last week when they re-followed each other on Instagram.

    The pair went on to enjoy a holiday in Jamaica together which was first revealed by Louis’ younger sister Phoebe.

    A fan then took to Instagram to confirm that she had bumped into Louis with his ‘girlfriend’ at the airport.

    Happier times: The pair, who he previously dated for four years until March 2015, cosying up together at a fashion show in 2013 

    Happier times: The pair, who he previously dated for four years until March 2015, cosying up together at a fashion show in 2013 

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