Russell Brand Gets Community Service for iPhone Smashing Incident

USMagazine, Thursday, July 26, 2012, 4:00pm (PDT)

Russell Brand won't be going to jail, but he will be performing community service.

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On the British comedian's behalf on Thursday, his attorney plead not guilty to a misdemeanor criminal damage charge, TMZ reports. Back in March in New Orleans, Brand was accused of smashing a paparazzo's iPhone through a glass window after a heated exchange.

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Brand was sentenced Thursday to perform 20 hours of community service and pay $500 in court fees. He must complete the deal by Aug. 31.

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The actor became legally divorced from singer Katy Perry, 27, on July 16 after 14 months of marriage.

In an interview on Howard Stern's Sirius/XM radio show last week, Brand admitted he is currently actress Jordana Brewster's younger sister, Isaballe, saying, "Some things in the newspaper aren't true . . . that's true, actually."

This article originally appeared on Russell Brand Gets Community Service for iPhone Smashing Incident

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