Russell Brand in the Clear for Paparazzi Arrest

October 8, 2010 By:
Russell Brand in the Clear for Paparazzi Arrest

Russell Brand seems to be off the hook for his arrest a couple of weeks ago at LAX.

According to People, prosecutors say they have no plans to charge the actor for his run-in with a photographer. But he still has to attend a hearing next month.

"This is the only action as of now," L.A. City Attorney's Office spokesman Frank Mateljan says. "Based on the info, it has been determined that this is the most appropriate action at this time."

Mateljan also said he has not heard anything about Brand or the paparazzo looking to press charges against each other.

The hearing will take place on November 19 with the photographer who placed Brand under a citizen’s arrest. Maybe Russell got off easier since this month Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law the much-discussed bill cracking down on photographers who are reckless in their pursuit of celebrities.

The legislation imposes tougher penalties — including fines and possible imprisonment — for paparazzi who break traffic laws, block sidewalks, interfere with the operation of a vehicle, and create the sensation of “false imprisonment” for the individuals they pursue.

It’s about time!