Pop singer Adam Lambert has been
accused of attacking a photographer in Miami Beach on Friday,
website TMZ.com first reported.
According to a police report posted on
the site, the 28-year-old Lambert allegedly became “angry and
started running towards him in an aggressive manner” after the
photographer began taking unwanted pictures.
“As the victim began to run away, the
subject grabbed the victim's backpack where the camera was placed.
The subject wrestled the victim to the ground forcefully. A crowd
began to gather and the subject fled toward the boardwalk.”
The photographer did not sustain any
“bruises or lacerations,” the report concludes.
Lambert, who came out gay last year on
the cover of Rolling Stone, responded to the claim on Twitter,
where he messaged his followers, “I lost my temper for a sec but
wow it felt great lol MIAMI!!!”
In another tweet, he denied the charge:
“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 – that's all I'm guilty of.”
Police have yet to determine whether to
Update: This version corrects the
mistake that Lambert's first tweet was deleted from his feed.