March 15, 2012

Russell Brand Arrest Warrant Issued Over iPhone Toss

New Orleans police issued a misdemeanor arrest warrant for Russell Brand on Wednesday in connection with the funny man's run-in with a photographer earlier this week.

Brand is accused of grabbing a photographer's phone on Monday and throwing it through the window of a law firm in downtown New Orleans. According to TMZ, that resulted in the warrant being issued on Wednesday.

Brand, who is in town filming a movie, has not denied that he grabbed and hurled the phone. Earlier this week, he responded to the flap by posting on his Rustyrockets Twitter feed, writing, "Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iPhone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory."

Brand has reportedly offered to pay for the broken window at the law firm. The paparazzo, Timothy Jackson, filed a police report immediately after the incident that claimed "criminal damages." Jackson had been posted up along with several other photographers when he attempted to take a photo of the 36-year-old British actor and Katy Perry ex, who is in Nola shooting Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody's new untitled film.
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