Russell Brand has some serious explaining to do after New Orleans police issued a warrant for his arrest. Fresh from his split with Katy Perry, the British comedian is wanted for criminal damage to property following a run-in with a photographer on Monday (March 12, 2012).
According to, authorities issued the arrest warrant late on Tuesday evening after investigating the damage done to the window of a law firm in the city. Brand is accused of grabbing a photographer's iPhone and hurling it at the glass, smashing the window in the process. People connected to the British star have already contacted the law firm and said the actor would be willing to pay for the damage, though his exact whereabouts are currently unknown, hence why police have issued the warrant. It is assumed that Russell is still in New Orleans where he is filming a new movie by Diablo Cody, which also stars Julianne Hough and Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer. A representative for the production refused to comment on the warrant.