Adam Lambert Faces Fashion Police, Real Police After Paparazzi Attack
Turns out, Adam Lambert doesn't reserve all of his passion for the stage.
The glamtastic American Idol runner-up released his inner beast on a paparazzo who encroached a little too closely on the singer's private time yesterday.
"Eeew paparazzi killed my peaceful afternoon on the beach! #howisthisok?" he tweeted.
As it happens, it isn't OK. At least not according to the complaint filed by the shutterbug last night.
Per the report, cameraman Victor Eras, 38, informed Miami Beach police that he was the victim of misdemeanor battery, getting "knocked to the ground" during the altercation, and that his backpack, where he claims his expensive camera was housed, was wrestled to the ground.
The only (fairly big) problem? In the now very widespread photos of the incident, his camera is actually in his hand, safe and sound. Curious.
If cops determine that the charges are warranted—and that suddenly seems like quite a big if—they will turn the case over to the state attorney and Lambert could face a $1,000 fine.
We're guessing it's a chunk of change the singer wouldn't mind coughing up, should it come to that. 'Cause he certainly didn't seem to worry about incriminating himself (there goes that plea deal).
"They're real good at provoking, but there ain't any pics or video of the b.s. they spew out…Haha well…I lost my temper for a sec but wow it felt great lol MIAMI!!!" he tweeted.
Although, smackdown aside, Lambert did give a bit of artistic credit to the paparazzi who were on hand that day.
"Hahha the photos are hilarious!!" Lol please everyone forgive me for that hat. –I was attempting a disguise- clearly failed. Hahah."
—Additional reporting by Whitney English
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