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Russell Brand leaves police custody

WENN, Friday, March 16, 2012, 1:06am (PDT)
  • British comedian Russell Brand has been released from police custody following his arrest on Thursday.

    The "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" star walked free from a jail in New Orleans on $5,000 bail.

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    He flashed a smile to waiting photographers and was greeted by his mother, Barbara, and rumored girlfriend, Oriela Medellin Amieiro.

    Brand, who is filming a movie in the city, surrendered to police earlier in the day after a warrant was issued for his arrest on Wednesday night.

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    He was questioned over his run-in with a paparazzo on Monday, when Brand allegedly hurled the snapper's iPhone through the window of a nearby building.

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    Brand was booked on one count of simple criminal damage to property and faces a $700 fine for his outburst.

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