Sean Penn Charged in Scuffle With Photographer
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
Sean Penn isn’t known for being a shrinking violet, and he’s drawn criticism and applause for taking public political stances on a wide range of topics. However, when Penn registered his displeasure with a photographer in L.A.‘s tony Brentwood neighborhood last October, the actor allegedly took things to a physical level—and now he’s facing charges that may land him in jail. —KA
Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn faces a year and a half in jail if convicted of battery and vandalism charges, officials confirmed Friday.
The two misdemeanor charges were filed at LAX courthouse in West Los Angeles on Friday morning.
AP / Lionel Cironneau
Bon jour! Sean Penn pauses for a photo op at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2008.