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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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91.

Ozzie X    

why didn't the pap run.. anyone can out run a gay person just tell them there is a sale at Abercrombie and Fitch.

1394 days ago
92.

Mike    

Looks like he's trying to initiate a reach-around.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.

1394 days ago
93.

Louise    

Don't celebrities like Lambert realize how important photographers and paparazzi are in their careers? I wonder how they'd feel if they were just ignored!!

1394 days ago
94.

Paulie    

"If they don't like it, go back to trolling men's room stalls like before, and they'll have all the privacy they require..."

Hey Sister Sarah, Adam Lambert isn't a closet-case, anti-gay-spewing Republican so you'll never find him tapping his foot in stalls.

1394 days ago
95.

Tim    

Looks like assault to me.
Not sure whether I actually mind it.
Would be embarrassed to say that I was roughed up by Adam Lambert though.

1394 days ago
96.

Paulie    

Why are there so many bigots on TMZ's comment section? Enquiring Canadian wants to know...

1394 days ago
97.

Paulie    

"Would be embarrassed to say that I was roughed up by Adam Lambert though."

Even more anti-gay comments...

1394 days ago
98.

deena    

If they are in a public place, why does he think its ok to grab something from anyone? If someone wanted to take his camera wouldnt he be upset? I would be,

1394 days ago
99.

CCC    

Most celebrities these days are only in showbiz to be adored, rather than being actors or musicians for the sake of art and creativity. If you don't want the paparazzi on your asses, then become a banker or a bookkeeper.
And for those who are here complaining about how the paps suck and deserve to be smacked, are you people retarded? You are constantly on a site where the photo's you look at are taken by people you hate. You people gluttons for punishment. If it weren't for these photogs taking these pictures there would be no TMZ, and nothing for you to complain about.
Funny bunch, this TMZ crowd. Making silly comments and making fun of celebrities is fine. Making threats and accusations about the people who bring you these photos is simply put, STUPID!!

1394 days ago
100.

Chris    

The Douchebag wants fame..that's what comes with it! Like it or not! He had no right to touch the guy..PERIOD!

1394 days ago
101.

Aaron    

What a bunch of crap in these comments. Why don't you see how much you'd like your privacy continuously intruded on. Paparazzi need to be strung up by their balls. They are leeches on society and completely useless pariahs. If they all went away tomorrow no one would miss them. I'm with Lambert on this one.

1394 days ago
102.

charlei harper    

in the immortal words of Steven Tyler and Aerosmith...dude looks like a lady...make mine a double berta...

1394 days ago
103.

ari    

Am I the only one that thinks he looks like Charlie Sheen in these pictures?

Posted at 9:29 AM on Sep 17, 2010 by kate


LOL. Kind of does look like him. except for the black circle earing and the nail polish. :)

It is true what someone said above though.. that simply by grabbing the guy he was asaulting him.. not a good move.

1394 days ago
104.

Anne    

Did anybody besides me read what is on the police report? The entire incident lasted approximately 5 minutes, according to the "victim" and he didn't even report it until 4 hours AFTER the fact, probably after being paid by his employer to press charges. What a load of crap!!! To all the macho dudes commenting on Lambert's sexual orientation, if you were to kick someone's butt for touching you, you'd be as guilty of battery as he would. Let me guess, you're all God-fearing Christians, right??? You make me ill!

1394 days ago
105.

MariJoy    

Wow, without being glammed up with all that makeup AL almost looks like - a MAN.

1394 days ago
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