On Monday, Russell Brand was accused of grabbing a paparazzo’s iPhone out of his hand and throwing it through the window of a nearby law firm. We covered the story yesterday, when Russell tweeted his hilarious response to the accusations: “Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iphone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory.”
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 since had a warrant issued for his arrest on suspicion of simple criminal damages. The offense carries a fine of $700 dollars, probably not much to Brand, given the satisfaction of sticking it to the paparazzi.
So far, no word from Brand or his spokesman about the warrant. According to TMZ, Brand’s spokesman has contacted the law firm, offering to pay for the window damage.
Russell is still in New Orleans filming a movie, so we could see an arrest, or Brand may later be called in on a summons if they determine he is not a flight risk. We will post again as news becomes available.