Russell Brand let off in paparazzi attack case

Last Updated: Oct 08, 2010, 14:30 PM IST

Los Angeles: Just days to go before his grand Indian wedding to popstar Katy Perry, British comedian Rusell Brand has been let off without charges for attacking a paparazzo who allegedly tried to take a picture up his fiancee`s skirt.

The actor was arrested on a misdemeanour charge of battery at Los Angeles International Airport last month after he pushed a photographer allegedly trying to take a picture up Perry`s skirt.

Despite prosecutors having no plans to formally charge the 35-year-old actor, he and the photographer, who performed a citizen`s arrest on Brand before police intervened and took them into custody, will still be required to attend court on November 19, reported E! Online.

"This is the only action as of now. Based on the info, it has been determined that this is the most appropriate action at this time," said Frank Mateljan, Los Angeles City Attorney`s Office spokesman.

At the time of the incident, Perry claimed the altercation occurred because her fiance was "protecting" her. "If you cross the line and try and put a lens up my dress, my fiance will do his job and protect me," she had tweeted.

The couple are planning to tie the knot in India later this month in a seven day extravaganza, which will be a mix of Indian traditions and Hollywood glamour.

PTI