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Russell Brand released from jail after posting bond

3:47 PM, Mar 16, 2012   |    comments
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Actor Russell Brand is seen after being booked in New Orleans, March 15, 2012.



Russell Brand was released from jail Thursday afternoon after posting $5,000 bond, police say.

The British comedian turned himself into New Orleans police after an arrest warrant was issued, accusing him of  grabbing a photographer's iPhone and tossing it through a window, according to TMZ.

Police issued the warrant earlier Thursday  on a charge of simple criminal damage to property valued at $700, authorities said.

Police spokeswoman Remi Braden on Thursday could not immediately release details of what happened in the Mondayincident and neither Brand nor his publicist could immediately be reached for comment.

Brand is in New Orleans to film an untitled movie produced by Mandate Pictures. The film is said to be directed by "Young Adult" and "Juno" writer Diablo Cody.

The film also stars two-time "Dancing With the Stars" champ Julianne Hough, Octavia Spencer, who recently won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in the movie "The Help," as well as Nick Offerman and Holly Hunter.

Brand's film credits include "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Arthur" and "Get Him to the Greek." A judge recently granted him a divorce from singer Katy Perry.

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