Actor and comic Russell Brand has been released on bail of $20,000 following his arrest after an alleged incident at LAX airport in Los Angeles on Friday.

US says that Brand was charged with simple battery after allegedly pushing photographers while walking through the airport with fiancée Katy Perry.

One of the photographers placed Brand under citizen's arrest. He was then interviewed by airport police and taken into custody.

He is due to appear in court on the misdemeanour charge on 15 October.