British comedian Russell Brand arrives at Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's...

British comedian Russell Brand arrives at Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (March 4, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

Robert Glass, an attorney for British comedian Russell Brand, vowed to E! News Sunday, "We're going to fight" charges that Brand tossed a photographer's iPhone through a window in New Orleans last Monday.

A warrant for Brand's arrest was issued Thursday. Contrary to reports he had turned himself in that day, New Orleans Police Department spokeswoman Remi Braden said in a statement, "Officers picked up Mr. Brand from Harrah's Casino, where he was working on [a] film. He was arrested without incident" and quickly posted $5,000 bail.

The "Arthur" and "Get Him to The Greek" star, 36, was charged with misdemeanor damage to property in the amount of $700, The Times-Picayune reports. The New Orleans newspaper noted that in Louisiana, the charge is generally a felony when property damage exceeds $500.

TMZ.com reported Sunday that the comedian plans to argue he was being provoked when he grabbed photographer Timothy Jackson's smartphone and threw it through the window of a law firm. The incident occurred on the 500 block of Julia Street in New Orleans' Warehouse District, The Times-Picayune said.

A representative for that law firm told E! News the window was replaced and paid for by a company called Lamb Productions.

Brand, Julianne Hough, Holly Hunter and recent Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer have been in New Orleans shooting "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody's untitled directorial debut, which initially was called "Lamb of God."

In the movie, Hough stars as a religious woman who loses her faith after a plane crash, goes to Las Vegas to live it up as a sinner and eventually reclaims her faith with the help of an unlikely friend played by Brand.

Last Wednesday, Brand jokingly confessed in a tweet, "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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