British comedian Russell Brand has claimed he threw a photographer's iPhone through a window as "a tribute" to late Apple boss Steve Jobs.
The controversial comic is reported to have grabbed the phone while a photographer was using it to take pictures of him in New Orleans and threw it away, smashing the window of a nearby office.
Russell tweeted: "Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iphone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory."
The Essex-born star split from his wife, pop star Katy Perry, last year after 14 months of marriage.
The couple met at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2009 and married in a lavish ceremony in India in October 2010.
But rumours of cracks in their relationship always hounded the pair as their respective careers meant they were rarely even in the same country.
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