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Russell Brand charged with criminal damage

  • Comedian Russell Brand has been charged with criminal damage after he allegedly threw a paparazzo's iPhone through a window.

    The charge relates to an incident in March during which the photographer tried to take Brand's picture.

    A New Orleans district attorney said Brand would be invited to enter a plea at a hearing within the next week.

    If convicted, the comedian could face up to six months in jail or a $500 fine.

    It is very unlikely Brand would face a prison sentence.

    The comedian is accused of taking the phone and throwing it through the window of a nearby law firm.

    Police issued a warrant on a charge of criminal damage to property valued at $700.