Newly married Russell Brand has had a lucky escape in an assault case as the charges against him have been dropped. The funnyman was arrested in September and charged with battery after an airport clash with a paparazzi photographer.
Brand had insisted that he was only protecting his then fiancée Katy Perry as the shutterbug was trying to click an up-skirt picture of the Popstar. The statement was corroborated by Perry. On Wednesday, a Los Angeles court dropped charges against the comedian after a stern warning. The said photographer is due to appear in court on Friday where he would be reprimanded before the case is officially closed.