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Russell Brand faces battery charge after LAX altercation

September 17, 2010 |  6:31 pm

http://celebrityandworld.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/russell-brand1.jpgBritish comedian Russell Brand faced battery charges after being arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after an altercation with a photographer.

The incident occurred about 3 p.m. at Terminal 5 at LAX. Details were still sketchy, but sources told The Times that Brand exchanged words and allegedly hit a photographer who was following him through the airport.

Brand, who has appeared in such films as "Get Him to the Greek"  was being taken to the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division station. He faces $20,000 bail, according to the LAPD.

The name of the photographer involved in the incident was not released.

-- Andrew Blankstein

Photo: British actor Russell Brand. Credit: Getty Images