Russell Brand fighting iPhone charge

Ben Camm-Jones
19 March, 2012
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Here at Macworld we cover a lot of stories about iPhones and on the odd occasion stories about Windows too. But rarely does Russell Brand get a look in.

However, today we have a story involving all three. The Daily Mirror reports that Brand was arrested in New Orelans on Friday for grabbing an iPhone out of the hands of a photographer and hurling it through a window.

Posting bail of US$5,000 – around $4,700- Essex’s finest was released after being charged with criminal damage, which carries a fine of US$700 ($660). Brand is currently in New Orleans filming.

But E! Online, today spoke with Brand’s attorney, Robert Glass, who declared “we’re going to fight it.”

Katy Perry’s ex, who has enjoyed much success as a stand-up comic, showed that he hasn’t lost his talent for tasteless humour by later tweeting: “Since Steve Jobs died I can’t bear to see an iPhone used irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory.”


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