Russell Brand To Be Charged For iPhone Smashing 4 years ago 1


Russell Brand will be charged with a crime for throwing a paparazzi’s iPhone through a glass window in New Orleans back in March … TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ …  the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office has finally decided to go forward and prosecute the actor … and will file one charge of misdemeanor criminal damage to property against Brand sometime today.

TMZ broke the story… Russell was initially named in a police report on March 12 after snatching a cell phone away from a photographer… and firing it through the window of a nearby building.

Russell turned himself in to police on March 15 … and explained his actions on Twitter — “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 already prepared himself for a legal battle — as we reported, the actor has preemptively hired a high-powered New Orleans attorney to fight any possible charges in the case.
If convicted, Brand faces 6 months in jail. Home Page

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