Singer Adam Lambert, the runner-up on season eight of Fox’s “American Idol” in 2009, has been accused of battery, according to a report on Entertainment Weekly’s Music Mix blog.
The report stems from an incident Thursday night in Miami Beach in which Lambert allegedly battered a photographer. The singer used his Twitter account to deny the accusation, according to the story, writing: “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.”
The Miami Beach Police Department reportedly has not commented on the incident.