The moment Russell Brand tried to tweet his way out of trouble

At the time of the phone-throwing incident, Russell Brand attempted to explain his actions on Twitter. Here's his tweet from March 14:

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Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iphone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory.

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Brand's phone-throwing charge

The comedian and actor Russell Brand has been charged with criminal damage after throwing a photographer's phone through a window in New Orleans in March. If convicted, he could face six months in jail or 10 hours of community service.