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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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166.

Colleen    

#152 you are a pig.

1436 days ago
167.

mm    

If you look at the rest of the pictures, this photog was smirking in almost all of them. He thought it was funny, how he goaded Lambert until he got a reaction out of him. I'm sorry Adam fell for it, this photog was never thrown to the ground and didn't report anything until 4 hours later. And to all the homophobics here, why don't you discuss the incident and not Adams sexuality. I think you guys are insecure with your own sexuality so you take aim at an easy target.

1436 days ago
168.

mm    

If you look at the rest of the pictures, this photog was smirking in almost all of them. He thought it was funny, how he goaded Lambert until he got a reaction out of him. I'm sorry Adam fell for it, this photog was never thrown to the ground and didn't report anything until 4 hours later. And to all the homophobics here, why don't you discuss the incident and not Adams sexuality. I think you guys are insecure with your own sexuality so you take aim at an easy target.

1436 days ago
169.

Superman    

Unless the photographer was all up in his face, then he has no right to grab him!! It doesn't matter if there are any damages!

1436 days ago
170.

Jenn    

Oh. Look. Another case of a pap being a jackoff and TMZ crying foul.

1436 days ago
171.

Linda    

Papparazi will do ANY THING to get money. Even fake a assult to sue. They are s*** of the earth

1436 days ago
172.

LAURA    

ADAM SHOULD FILE SUIT AGAINST THIS PAPARAZZI GUY VICTOR ERAS; VICTOR WATCH OUT-SOMEONE EVENTLY WILL GET YOU.DONT MESS ADMA LAMBERT;GET RID OF THIS PAPARAZZI GUYS. THAT PAPARAAZI GUY NAME VICTOR ERAS IS A BAD DUE. WANT POMENY SEEL THIS INCIDENT?ADAM LAMBERT SHOULD FILE SUIT AGAIENST THIS GUY PAPAERAZZI-HES THE OEN WHO LIKE TOT AKE PICS OF ADAM AND MAYEB SAY SOETHIGN TO PROVOKE ADMA LAMBERT. IN LOS ANGELES LONG TIEM AGO PAPARRAZI ALWAYS BOTHER ADAM. ADAM VERY PATIENT GUY. NOW PAPARRAZIS TART BOTHERIGN HIM NOW.BAD.GO AWAY PAPARAZZI -EXPECIAL VICTOR ERS.

1436 days ago
173.

cari    

I hope law enforcement and judges are starting to 'get' what is really going on. The 'paps' are all a bunch of vultures and liars. if they can't get the pics then they sue and say they were 'viciously' attacked. BS. I hope the 'pap' gets slapped with a misdemeanor for filing a false charges.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH with these maggots.

1436 days ago
174.

jsmith    

Way to go, Lambert. The paparazzi are the most inconsiderate group of people on earth, and they are out of control. I love that you apologise for the hat, but not the rest of it :)

1436 days ago
175.

mandy    

Whatever, You can't be a ROCKSTAR without a police record. Those stalkers are dumbasses anyhow!!!

1436 days ago
176.

Geena    

wow, like what to the paparazzi expect, they are the ones incading other peoples privacy! its rediculous! Go Adam!

1436 days ago
177.

Trip'o'licious    

Look at those Hot arms on Adam!!! What a hot hot boy!! I love the way he is so funny about everything. He's such a stud over straight guys! Git um Adam!!!

1436 days ago
178.

jackie    

Is it just me - or does he look like Doogie Houser???

1436 days ago
179.

Sana    

Ok, you don't have to agree with what Adam did (I thought he probably mistakenly lost his temper and unfortunately gave the paps what they wanted with these pics ) but why do you guys have to always play the homophobic card? Can't you make an intelligent point without making some mean-spirited remark about his sexuality? I don't see anyone making fun of Russell Brand for being "heterosexual" when he banged up the paps at LAX. Still an indication that many people in the US are juvenile acting homophobics. You know who you are---

1436 days ago
180.

maryann    

GO ADAM LAMBERT!!! The paparazzi are such crazy people. They invade your privacy and then sue!!! HAHAHA...what a joke these people are!!!

1436 days ago
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