Los Angeles: Hollywood comedian Russell Brand will reportedly head to a court later this month to fight a half-a-million-dollar lawsuit after a security guard said the actor-comedian almost ran him over. Victor Sneed, a security guard, has alleged that Brand almost ran his Range Rover over him here last January.
Russell Brand (37), could be ordered to pay 120,000 pounds (over $180,000) to Victor Sneed, who claims he suffered multiple injuries. If Brand loses, legal fees could triple the sum to 360,000 pounds, thesun.co.uk reports. The plaza patrolman said his hand, arm, hip and neck injuries have left him unable to work.
Victor Sneed put his medical expenses at 24,000 pounds and he wants another 100,000 pounds at least for future surgery. Brand denied causing the injuries outside a chemist's shop in January last year. He claimed Sneed was the "cause of the accident and any injuries he sustained". Lawyers will spend the next year gathering evidence.
Russell Brand, who finally passed his driving test in Los Angeles, once admitted he failed to get his license in the Britain because he tried to learn while high on drink and drugs. He got a traffic ticket from a US cop last month for turning the wrong way out of a car park.
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Russell Brand With His Friend
Russell Brand has guest-hosted numerous TV shows and given his voice for animated films like Hop. He has also starred in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek, The Tempest and Rock of Ages.
Russell Brand Peeping Out Of Window
But in recent years, the public has begun to see the other side of Russell Brand's life, which is actually quite serious. Some of his own real struggles have come to light in more recent years. At times, he has made it to the headlines with his controversial roles and views.
Russell Brand has always been known as a ladies' man and player. He is not only a hit with the ladies, but he is a recovering sex and drug addict.
Russell Brand Driving Range Rover
His divorce from Katy Perry also led to celebrity gossip over his personality. Deep down, Russell battles his own issues like the rest of us, but it can take a great deal of courage to suck it up and bring the world laughter in light of your own battles.
Russell Brand's Fight With A Guard
Victor Sneed's lawsuit is a latest big blow in the career of Russell Brand. It should be seen whether he will prove himself to be innocent in this case or not.