Liam Payne has apologised on behalf of his One Direction bandmates after two of the singers were caught on video appearing to be smoking marijuana earlier this week.
In a statement posted on his Twitter page, the One Direction star confessed that the group have gone sideways.
Lawyers for the band threatened legal action against the Mail Online after the publication of what they said was a "stolen" video. The Mail website has been accused of breaching the privacy and copyright of band members Tomlinson and Malik. A notice sent by Lee and Thompson LLP to news organisations said:
Tickets were being offloaded for as low as £15, more than half their face value, which Viagogo said follows a similar pattern after other pop acts made negative headlines.