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Adam Lambert -- Accused of Battery

9/17/2010 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... the Miami Beach Police Department is now in the middle of a violent incident involving "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert ... after the alleged victim filed a police report.

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Law enforcement sources tell us the paparazzo seen grappling with Lambert on the beach yesterday walked into a Miami Beach police station around 10:30 PM last night and filed a report ... accusing the singer of misdemeanor battery.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, the victim claims Adam grabbed his backpack "where the camera was placed" ... and "wrestled [the photog] to the ground forcefully."

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One big problem -- in photos that were taken of the incident, the camera appears to be in the photog's hand ... not in his bag.

The police report also notes that the photog didn't sustain any "bruises or lacerations."

Cops tell detectives will decide if the case is worth turning over to the State's Attorney -- who will decide whether to prosecute Lambert.  If convicted, Lambert could face up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

After yesterday's clash -- Lambert went right to his Twitter account and posted, "I lost my temper for a sec but wow it felt great lol MIAMI!!!"

UPDATE: Lambert just tweeted, "Battery? Nope. I attempted to grab a camera, no punches were thrown and no one was on the ground.... It was literally harmless. If embarrassment is a crime- thats all I'm guilty of. "

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136.

CriminalPaps    

Filing a false police report??? How incredibly interesting that TMZ refuses to address such issues that they are obviously implicit in and promoting.
How crass too, to promote and profit all the while falsely redacting and manipulating facts.
I'd say that might qualify as TMZ being an accomplice to anything this fool pap might try to pull off, and I hope that Adam Lambert publicly chastises publications that buy such crap.

How many times have "paparazzi" filed complaints with police agencies that have turned out to be false, trumped and without any merit? Wish we could find out and put a dollar figure to it to prove how worthless all paparazzi are and how much they cost society.

1405 days ago
137.

sikkanikka    

When you get tossed to the ground by Adam Lambert, you better watch your ********, man.

2 chicks at the same time!

I wonder what those cops thought when the photog claimed he got thrown down by Adam Lambert. I don't know if I could hold back the laughter to fill out any paperwork.

1405 days ago
138.

KenzieQ    

Adam goes out everyday without make up and is photographed by paps, fans and radio station meet & greets all the time. So the dumb a$$es trying to say that was why he was mad are wrong. How about after being nice and letting the paps take his pic he gets fed up that they continue to harass him, his friends AND the other people on the beach. Is it fair to non celebs to have to endure pap BS while they are on the beach? What ever happened manners and common sense? Sick and tired of seeing people with no boundaries, that includes some fans too.

1405 days ago
139.

Sassy    

A battery is when you touch somebody and that scares them into thinking they might be harmed - that's all a battery is, it has nothing to do with whether or not they were actually physically harmed.

I'm surprised the police decided not to bring charges, because the law's actually on the papparazzi's side, as unbelievable as that may be (because of the first amendment - freedom of the 'press', fewer rights for celebrities). And with so many celebrities and papparazzi hanging out in Miami, this issue is bound to come up again - if celebs start believing that the MiamiPD are okay with them getting physical with photos, that could easily escalate.

You would think the police would have wanted to gather more info, like how close were the two parties, and what were their exchanges like prior to the altercation? Especially in light of Adam's tweet about losing his temper and feeling great about it ...

Just my two cents - you psycho Glamberts feel free to go ahead and flame me all you want, I don't have you pegged as being capable of much more than that ...

1405 days ago
140.

R.Zimmerman    

Looks more like sexual harrassment to me.

1405 days ago
141.

reality    

Paps are the s*** of the earth.

1405 days ago
142.

kevin    

The ONLY thing this pole smoker is battering is a **** in his mouth!

1405 days ago
143.

i hate whiny miami f***ks    

The pap is clearly trying to cash in. What a f***k. He also feels like he didn't do anything wrong. The pap is just a whiny,self-important poser who feels entitled to Lambert's money..

1405 days ago
144.

neither of these two sluts    

sorry i would have beat the homo outta that friggin idiot adam...screw going to the police...i would have beat all that make up off the nasty creepy homo, maybe then he would look like a man....friggin homo deserves AIDS!

1405 days ago
145.

Hanging to da lef    

It looks more like Lambert is trying to mate with that pap!

1405 days ago
146.

Hanging to da lef    

Never seen gay porn, but I imagine thats what it may look like, Yikes!!! Maybe sexual battery...

1405 days ago
147.

Hanging to da lef    

By the looks of those finger nails, I think they've already been up the pap's ass!

1405 days ago
148.

Ross    

WTF how you let that *** beat you up LOL

1405 days ago
149.

tgrfan42069    

the pap should have knocked the fruit out of his non talent ass.

1405 days ago
150.

rob g    

It looks like the ugly girl with the painted fingernails and womanly hat is sexually attacking the scrawny photographer. She is quite big, sort of a cow, and she should go after somebody her own size.

Oh well, it's probably her only way to extend her 15 minutes of fame, considering that her album sales are as slow as molasses and her concerts are attended by queers and other assorted perverts only. Like so many others of her former AI fans, I am surprised she is not capitalizing on her extraordinary voice. What a disappointment that she has chosen the sleazy route - but that's probably her true (and during AI so well hidden) nature.
OK, perverts, tear me to shreds now, regardless, I shall never buy an album, a single or attend a concert by this disgusting two-faced person.

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