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Russell Brand won't be charged for paparazzi attack, report says

10/07/2010 by Kristina Lopez

Russell Brand speaks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at Katy Perry's fiancee attends a march Victoria's Secret party to mark swimsuit catalog's 15  years.Russell Brand may be off the hook for the confrontation he had with a celebrity photographer on September 17 at Los Angeles International Airport that resulted in a citizen's arrest of the comedian by the photographer.

According to E! News, Los Angeles prosecutors are not planning to charge Brand on suspicion of battery, which is what he was initially arrested for.

However, Brand will still have to appear at a November 19 hearing and meet with the deputy city attorney, a City Attorney's Office spokesperson told KABC Television, OnTheRedCarpet.com's parent company.

After the incident, Katy Perry, the comedian's fiance, came to Brand's defense the day of the arrest, saying: "If you cross the line & try an put a lens up my dress, my fiancé will do his job & protect me."

A day later, Perry celebrated the end of her single life with a big Las Vegas bachelorette party with Grammy award-winning singer Rihanna.

Perry and Brand, who shot to fame in the 2008 film Forgetting Sarah Marshall, are believed to have begun dating in the fall of 2009. They announced their engagement in January.

Brand has recently been filming a remake of the 1981 film Arthur with actress Helen Mirren.