is being charged
with two misdemeanor counts — one battery and one vandalism — for a fight with the paparazzi in October 2009.
If convicted, Penn could face 18 months in jail.
]]>The scuffle got started when a paparazzi pack was snapping pictures of Penn in Brentwood.
Sadly for Penn, the incident was captured on video (always a problem when you attack the paparazzi), which was handed over to the city attorney’s office for review.
An arraignment date of March 22 has been set. Penn, however, does not have to appear because the charges are misdemeanors. Which means the paps won’t be there either.
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