Brand’s dad in court for upaid rent

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COMEDIAN Rus­sell Brand’s dad ap­peared be­fore a county court judge to beat off a bank­ruptcy rap.

The cheeky comic’s fa­ther, Ron, 67, from Farn­ham, Sur­rey, was ac­cused of chalk­ing up £13,000 in un­paid rent on an apart­ment in Cam­den, north Lon­don, which he left last year.

But he told Guild­ford County Court he had al­ready paid back £7,000 of the debt

Ron then cheer­fully told the judge: “I’ll pay the rest back in 14 days. I’ve got half of it in my jacket pocket.”

Deputy Dis­trict Judge David Phillips agreed not to pro­ceed with the bank­ruptcy, but warned him if the money was not paid by the two-week dead­line he would have him back in court

The judge added: “It re­ally is time this was sorted out.”

Sarah Clarke, rep­re­sent­ing the claimants Lownie In­vest­ments, said she was sat­is­fied with the of­fer made.

The case was ad­journed for two weeks.

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