Russell Brand Arrested, Charged With Battery After Airport Paparazzi Melee

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Celebrities 2, Paparazzi 0. That's the score this weekend.

A day after Adam Lambert was accused of battery in a scuffle with a member of the paparazzi, Russell Brand was arrested and questioned by police for the same.

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The comedian was making his way through LAX airport yesterday when reports say he lashed out at paparazzi attempting to photograph Katy Perry too closely.

Russell Brand says the paps crossed the line attempting to photograph Katy, and he let them know it. His reward? A battery charge and a brief stint behind bars.

Brand is accused of pushing one photographer and striking others while defending his fiancee, who says the paps tried to take photos up her skirt. Messed up.

A victim performed a citizen’s arrest on Brand and he was interviewed by airport police before being taken into custody for a misdemeanor charge of battery.

He was released after posting $20,000 bail.

After the incident, Katy Perry Tweeted:

"If you cross the line & try and put a lens up my dress, my fiancé will do his job & protect me. #standbyourman #don’tf**kwiththeBrands."

Russell has not commented on his approximately 200th arrest, and has been accused of much worse, so we doubt he's sweating it so much.

The alleged upskirting does cross a line. People should be allowed to do their jobs, but should also refrain from flagrant violations of privacy.

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