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RUSSELL BRAND OPENS UP ABOUT ARREST

Russell Brand has opened up about his recent arrest in Los Angeles, insisting he was fulfilling his "masculine obligation" by "protecting" his fiancee Katy Perry.

The British comic was detained by police at Los Angeles International Airport last month (Sep10) following an alleged clash with a photographer. He was charged with battery and released on $20,000 bail.

The pop star later insisted Brand had become incensed when an over-zealous snapper attempted to take a picture under her skirt, and Brand now reveals he felt compelled to act in Perry's defence.

He tells British TV show Daybreak, "I tried to fulfil my masculine obligation to protect the woman that I love, but it is subject to legal enquiries - I've got to go to court - so I probably have to be careful about what I say in case I land myself into a complicated legal quagmire."