Russell Brand sued by pedestrian he allegedly struck
British actor and comedian Russell Brand is being sued by a pedestrian named Victor Sneed who claims Brand hit him with his car earlier this year in Los Angeles.
According to court documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, 37-year-old Russell Brand was driving “negligently” when he collided with the plaintiff, a guy named Victor Sneed, back in January.
In the legal docs. Sneed claims he was a pedestrian and suffered personal injury, property damage and incurred hospital bills as a result of the accident.
However, the lawsuit of Victor Sneed does not go into the details of his alleged injuries, but it’s claimed that the accident lost him wages.
Victor Sneed is now suing Russell Brand for over $25,000.
This is not the first time Brand was the subject of news headlines and controversy. Last year, he was in hot water after smashing a paparazzo’s iPhone in New Orleans. The British funnyman got off with community service and a fine in the incident.
Russell Brand — the estranged husband of pop superstar Katy Perry — is also renowned for his womanizing ways, which led him being ripped by singer Danni Minogue.
Danni told FemaleFirst: “He is completely crazy and a bit of a vile predator. I certainly don’t think he has cured his sex addiction, that’s for sure. He wouldn’t take no as an answer. He always goes that step too far. Never quite far enough to slap his face, but usually too far.”
However, the “Rock of Ages” star is still capturing the heart of the United States, not least when he recently told TV host Jay Leno about the “wardrobe” malfunction he had suffered at the recent closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.
Russell Brand told Leno about how his trousers ripped minutes before he took to the stage because of some over enthusiastic “limbering up” exercises.
The comedian, who has recently been linked to Geri Halliwell and well as his usual number of mystery women, said: “Well, I enjoyed the bit where it was all the running, the jumping, the skipping, the skylarking, the hullabaloo, the competitiveness, the beads of sweat, that was all lovely.”
“But when it came to that bit that I had to do… just before I went on stage in that clip… I thought – once they said “Do you wanna be in the Olympics?” – on some level, I thought, “I’m an athlete now”
Russell Brand went on, “So, before I did [my song], I did some limbering up, exercises, but because I don’t know how to limber up properly, ’cause I’m not really an athlete, I did it badly”
“One minute before I had to go on top of that bus… I heard this [ripping] noise, like that, and my trousers tore – a significant distance – and at that point, someone said, “Right! Get on top of the bus!”‘