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Russell Brand Evades Paparazzi Assault Charges

Comedian and new husband Russell Brand evades assault charges from a September incident at LAX involving the paparazzi. Brand was en route to a pre-wedding trip with his fiancee Katy Perry when a paparazzo attempted to take revealing pictures of Perry. Brand responded defensively and faced assault charges.

Brand and his lawyer attended a meeting with the Los Angeles city attorney on Wednesday. Following a lecture regarding the importance of maintaining control over his temper, Brand was released free of charges and the case was closed.

LA City Attorney spokesman frank Mateljan issued a statement to E! News which said "Following that meeting, we do not anticipate any further action will be necessary regarding this matter." The paparazzo will also be required to attend a meeting at the courthouse with an expected outcome similar to Brand's meeting.

For more: E! Online

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