Russell Brand has to go to court to fight a lawsuit that might cost him $500,000 after an LA security guard said the comedian ran him over with his car.
The patrolman blames the star for hitting him with his Range Rover and said he suffered several injuries during the accident. Brand only got his licence two years ago and admitted that he failed previously because he was high on drugs and drunk. Brand could be ordered to pay £120,000 to Victor Sneed, the injured patrolman, if he can prove the actor is to blame for the accident.
If Brand is found guilty and loses in court, he might be responsible for a total amount of £360,000 to $500,000 in legal fees as well, but Brand says he is innocent and refuses to pay Sneed anything.
The guard says he has sustained injuries to his hands, arms, hip and neck, which have left him incapable of doing his job. Sneed stated that his medical expenses could cost approximately £24,000 and he said he wanted an additional £100,000 for further impending surgical procedures.
Russell Brand feels it was Sneed’s own negligence that caused the accident outside a local pharmacy and he said he is fully prepared to go to court in May to fight the charges.
Brand’s lawyers are already hard at work to gather as much evidence as possible to prove his case.
Brand got a traffic ticket from an American police officer in March this year after driving out of a car park the wrong way.
Katy Perry's preacher father has launched a blistering attack on his famous daughter, branding her a ''devil child'' in need of ''healing.'
The 'California Gurls' hitmaker's preacher dad Keith Hudson launched a shocking attack on his daughter for her salacious lyrics - including the lesbian lines in hit song 'I Kissed a Girl' - as well as her on-stage routines and outfits, and urged his congregation to ''pray for Katy,'' according to The Sun newspaper.
Keith and wife Mary are touring churches in the US where they have reportedly been showing videos claiming Katy - who was previously married to reformed heroin addict Russell Brand - is a ''devil child'' in need of ''healing''. In one sermon at a church in Santa Fe Springs, California, he said: ''They ask how can I preach if I produce a girl who sang about kissing another girl?''
The 28-year-old star's father recalled attending one of her concerts and says he ''wept'' for the legions of fans who flocked to see his daughter - because he feels they should be praying to God instead. ''I was at a concert of Katy's where there were 20,000. I'm watching this generation and they were going at it. It almost looked like church. I stood there and wept and kept on weeping and weeping. They're loving and worshipping the wrong thing.''
Lil Wayne suffered another seizure and was hospitalised on Tuesday night but has now been released and assured fans that he is fine.
The 'Lollipop' rapper - who confirmed that he is epileptic and nearly died after his heart rate decreased to ''30 per cent'' in March - was taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, after suffering another single attack. A source told gossip website TMZ.com that the 30-year-old Grammy Award winner was treated and released early on Wednesday morning.
The rapper assured his fans that he is doing well after his latest health scare and wrote on Twitter: ''I'm fine. Thank u.''
He previously opened up about his condition after spending six days in intensive care in March. He said: ''[I'm] prone to seizures. This isn't my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh seizure. I've had a bunch of seizures, ya'll just never hear about them. ''But this time it got real bad 'cause I had three of them in a row and on the third one, my heart rate went down to like 30 per cent. Basically, I could've died.'' The father-of-four made his first public appearance after being released from hospital in early April in Miami to promote his new album 'I Am Not A Human Being II'. He was most recently spotted cheering on the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.