Steve Aoki Defends Louis Tomlinson As He 'Tells Friends He Was Protecting Girlfriend Eleanor Calder' Before Airport Arrest
"He can’t say anything public because of the legal situation"
It's been a bit of a dramatic weekend for One Direction fans after Louis Tomlinson was caught up in a scuffle involving a fan and ex-girlfriend-but-maybe-now-girlfriend-again Eleanor Calder. Hands up if you need THAT to be a relationship status option on Facebook already.
But now pal Steve Aoki has spoken out to defend Louis as reports have also landed that he himself has been telling friends he was 'protecting my girlfriend' in the bust up.
If you hadn't already heard, Louis was arrested at LAX on Saturday after an altercation involving a photographer and two girls who describe themselves as 1D fans. In a video published by RadarOnline, Louis is heard shouting 'What the hell is happening?' and 'Can we get some help?' as he rushes to help Eleanor, who seems to be being pushed into a corner by the two girls.
Apparently things began when all three tried to take pictures of Louis and Eleanor against their wishes as they exited baggage claim. One of the girls has since claimed she was pushed to the floor and ended up with an injury to her eye, also alleging that Louis will be 'going to jail' as a result.
It sounds like this isn't necessarily the full story though and a source close to Louis has apparently spoken to The Mirror, explaining what went down and saying: “The video from the incident shows what really happened and tells the story.
“Those girls were attacking Eleanor and Louis rushed in and pushed them away. He is adamant everything he did was to protect his girlfriend and that is what he has been telling his friends."
They add: “He can’t say anything public because of the legal situation but he just wants to sort it out as soon as possible and move on.”
Steve Aoki, who Louis worked with on his debut solo song, also seems to have spoken out in support of Louis over the incident:
Sounds like he's got a point, but what do you make of all of this? Let us know with a tweet to @MTVUK.
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