New Orleans Police Issue Warrant For Russell Brand
First Published: March 15, 2012 3:37 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Russell Brand is in trouble with the law.
On Thursday, the New Orleans Police Department confirmed to Access Hollywood they have issued a misdemeanor warrant for simple criminal damage in the amount of $700, for the British comedian.
The warrant follows a Monday incident with a paparazzo, where Brand allegedly chucked a photographer’s iPhone into a building in The Big Easy.
Russell defended himself on Wednesday night on Twitter.
“Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iphone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory,” he wrote.
The actor is currently filming a movie in the city alongside former “Dancing with the Stars” professional dancer Julianne Hough.
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