Louis Tomlinson Battery Case Handed to Los Angeles City Attorney
Tomlinson also stands accused of attacking three women who were reportedly involved in an altercation with Calder. The alleged victims performed citizens’ arrests and the British singer was subsequently handed over to police officers, who booked the 25-year-old on battery charges before releasing Tomlinson on bail. His attorney, Martin Singer, insisted his client acted in self-defense and had only been trying to protect his girlfriend, but authorities are not taking the case lightly and have since called on the L.A. City Attorney to decide if Tomlinson should be formally prosecuted for his reported actions, according to TMZ. Tomlinson is due to face the counts in court on March 29. After the arrest news hit headlines on Saturday, Singer released a statement about the incident, placing the blame firmly on the photographer. “The paparazzi provoked and caused the altercation that occurred with Louis,” he declared. “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 defense.” Meanwhile, Ana Becerra, one of the women who reportedly cornered Calder, has spoken out via Twitter to reveal she will be pressing charges against the singer, too.