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Mel C sympathises with Louis Tomlinson following airport arrest

by Gemma Strong

Mel C has said that she feels for Louis Tomlinson following his arrest at LAX airport on Friday. The 43-year-old singer, who experienced worldwide fame with the Spice Girls, was asked about Louis' altercation with a photographer and a female fan during her appearance on Good Morning Britain on Monday. Of her own run-ins with the paparazzi, Mel admitted: "It's actually, it can be quite traumatic, you know. That sounds a little bit overdramatic, but there are times – and I should imagine with Louis and what the boys have been through – that, you know, they have been at the height of their success and they are constantly pursued."

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Mel C said she sympathised with Louis Tomlinson following his arrest at the weekend

Louis, 25, was filmed confronting a photographer as he walked through LAX Airport on Saturday, before rushing to help girlfriend Eleanor Calder, who appeared to be being accosted by a female fan. Melanie continued: "I think you come into an environment like that and it's quite frenzied and it's quite chaotic, and you have a fight or flight response some times. I know it was a very long time since I've been in that situation, but I had one time many years ago, it was towards the end of my time with the Spice Girls, and I was pursued in a car. And I actually ended up hitting another car because you don't think. You're not in a sensible frame of mind. You are in the fight or flight response, so I really feel for Louis."

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One Direction star Louis pictured at LAX in January 2017

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Following the airport altercation, Louis was arrested and booked for simple battery, for which the maximum sentence is six months in jail and a fine. He was taken to LA police station, with his arrest record showing that he was apprehended at 11.45pm on Friday, and released at 1.32am on Saturday morning. The document also showed that Louis was ordered to pay $20,000 bail, but was released without having to pay it, and indicates that the One Direction star is due to appear in court on 29 March.

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