Russell Brand was arrested today (Sept. 17) at Los Angeles International Airport following an altercation with a photographer. The 35-year-old ‘Get Him to the Greek’ actor was taken into custody and charges with simple battery, a misdemeanor. Bail was set at $20,000, according to police.
Los Angeles Airport Police spokeswoman Belinda Nettles said the victim, a paparazzo who was not identified, placed Brand under citizen’s arrest. The entire incident was captured on video.
The altercation took place as Brand and his fiancee, singer Katy Perry, were surrounded by paparazzi as they entered the Delta airlines terminal.
Brand’s publicists did not immediately return messages seeking comment.