Russell Brand being sued by pedestrian he 'struck' with car
Published 01/05/2013 | 08:35
Russell Brand will defend himself in court against allegations he struck a pedestrian while driving.
The 37-year-old star is accused of driving “negligently” when he allegedly struck Victor Sneed with his vehicle in January 2012.
The plaintiff claims he suffered personal injury, property damage, lost wages and incurred hospital bills as a result of the incident.
Court documents were filed in Los Angeles Superior Court last October, TMZ reported at the time.
The filings claim Sneed suffered hand, arm, hip and neck injuries which rendered him unable to continue his work as a patrolman.
According to UK newspaper The Sun, the plaintiff is seeking $37,000 for medical expenses and another $155,000 for future surgery.
Brand has reportedly dismissed the claims and will be heading to court next May.
His legal fees could amount to a reported $500,000 if he loses the case.
It’s not the first of the funnyman’s legal woes.
The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star in March 2012 turned himself into police after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was wanted for allegedly snatching an iPhone from a photographer and throwing it through a window while walking down a street in New Orleans.
He plead not guilty to misdemeanour criminal damage.
Russell was ordered to pay $500 in court fees and perform 20 hours of community service in that case.
He was also ticketed last month for turning the wrong way out of a parking lot in the US.