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Russell Brand

SENTENCED

for iPhone Smash

7/26/2012 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Russell Brand will NOT go to jail for smashing a paparazzo's iPhone in New Orleans a few months ago ... after cutting a deal with prosecutors early this morning.

We broke the story ... the New Orleans District Attorney charged Brand with misdemeanor criminal damage for throwing the phone through a glass window during a heated confrontation back in March.

Brand's attorney plead NOT GUILTY on the actor's behalf this morning -- but the two sides worked out a deal in which the case will be dismissed if Brand pays $500 in court fees and performs 20 hours of community service by August 31.

It's a good deal for Brand ... who was facing up to 6 months in jail if convicted.

Brand's attorney says the actor plans to satisfy his community service by working with people battling addiction.

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1.

CoconutScrimp    

Can he go back to being a nobody. Why is he famous again? All I know him from is that bomb remake of Arthur, being married to Katy Perry and now this iPhone ish.

And of course, he gets celebrity justice but he really isn't a celebrity.

631 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

Good idea for community service but I think he is getting off easy for his uncontrollable temperament.

631 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

BLOOODY IFOOON!

631 days ago
4.

stu    

He should be sentenced to take a shower & shave.
UR in America Russie ....brush ur teeth too!

631 days ago
5.

God-Of-Lyf    

Should of been 20hrs of anger management. Looks like someone was paid off today! Just Saying...

631 days ago
6.

whocares    

Russell Brand, you are a LOSER.

631 days ago
7.

Muse.ical    

No matter what anyone says, he is hilarious in his standup acts. I think he has ADD, or maybe it's just his personality, I don't know, but I think he's funny. I don't give a rat's ahzz about his personal life.

631 days ago
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texaschickeee    

He should have been sentence to taking a shower and washing his hair. (its always greasy). He also should pay the person the 500 not the court to replace the phone. Instead of doing the 20 hours with a rehab group he should have to wash windows since that is what he broke the phone with.

631 days ago
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megadigg    

That's a good brand for Russel Brand.

631 days ago
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Fools Rush In    

It sounds like a good deal for all involved but he should have to pay a larger fine and have to write a letter of apology to the people in the line of fire.

631 days ago
11.

Yes    

I think he is hysterically funny. Perhaps his comedy is too intellectual for many on here.

Next time, the paps will likely stay out of his face as should occur anyway.

631 days ago
12.

Jay W.     

In other news... I'm getting the hemorrhoid cut off my A$$ this afternoon.

631 days ago
13.

Bubbie    

This "thing" hasn't OD'd yet????? Where is a bad dose when you need it????

631 days ago
14.

barnyardhumor    

Looks like Charles Manson plus needs a good wash. UGH!

631 days ago
15.

megadigg    

Russel Brand branded as Iphone smash brand.

631 days ago
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