Katy Perry 'Flees London Club To Avoid Russell'
Reports claim the star left Mahiki after hearing rumours of Brand's arrival...
"Katy was having a great night but bolted out the door when one of her sidekicks stunned her by telling her Russ was about to turn up."
They added: "Rather than risk an awkward run-in, Katy didn't take any chances and ordered everyone to move on to a club in Chelsea instead."
Brand is said to have hired top New Orleans lawyer Robert Glass to argue his case that the 36-year old comedian was 'provoked' by the snapper when he saw red.