Russell Brand Arrested
Comedian hit photographers while trying to protect Katy Perry...
Russell Brand was arrested and questioned by Los Angeles police after allegedly attacking several photographers.
The comedian was making his way through LAX airport on September 17 when the incident took place. Reports suggest Brand lashed out at paparazzi after they got too close to fiancée Katy Perry, pushing one photographer and striking several others.
A victim performed a citizen’s arrest on Brand and he was interviewed by airport police before being taken into custody for a misdemeanour charge of simple battery. He was released after posting $20,000 bail.
After the incident Katy tweeted: "If you cross the line & try and put a lens up my dress, my fiancé will do his job & protect me." Katy also added two hash tags: #standbyourman and #don’t****withtheBrands. Russell has not commented on the incident.
The former VMAs host had travelled to the west coast of America to spend time with Katy on their first anniversary as a couple; the altercation meant they missed their flight to Las Vegas. Russell is based in New York for several months while he films the remake of Arthur.