Former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert has had a police report filed against him in Miami Beach, Florida, according to Fox News. Adam is said to have wrestled 38 year old photographer Victor Eras to the ground for taking pictures of him.
Law enforcement told Fox News that Eras walked into the Miami Police department around 10:30 PM to file a report, accusing Lambert of battery.
The police report, obtained by TMZ, stated that Adam grabbed Eras by the backpack “where the camera was placed” and wrestled the paparazzo to the ground. However, there are some discontinuities between the photos of the incident and the photographer’s story.
In pictures from the incident, the camera seems to be in the paparazzo’s hand, not in his backpack. Furthermore, the report states that the victim did not show signs of bruising and had no lacerations to show for the fight.
Police say that detectives will look at the case and decide if it is worth turning in to the State Attorney. If convicted, Lambert could face up to one year in prison and a one-thousand dollar fine.
Lambert appeared on the eighth season of American Idol, finishing as runner-up. Lambert decided to sign up for the show after a psychedelic experience with magic mushrooms, according to CNN.
For his initial audition, Lambert sang “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen and “Rock With You” by Michael Jackson.
In the semifinals, Lambert was voted in to the top 13 and after his performance of “Black or White” (Michael Jackson), judge Paula Abdul predicted that he would go on to the finals.
For his Top 8 performance, Lambert sang an arrangement of “Mad World” (Tears for Fears) by Michael Andrews and Gary Jewels. The performance received a standing ovation from Simon Cowell, a notoriously harsh judge. Adam played the same song for his hometown performance at Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego.
Lambert performed his first official solo concert in February of 2010 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in California. He has appeared on American Idol as a guest mentor and is currently touring throughout the United States.
Lambert will be touring until December and will then be touring internationally.
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