Actor Sean Penn faces battery and vandalism charges stemming from an altercation with a photographer in Brentwood last year, California prosecutors said today.
Spokesman Frank Mateljan with the Los Angeles city attorney’s office says the two charges were expected to be filed later today.
A phone message for Penn’s attorney, Barry Hirsch, was not immediately returned.
Mateljan claims Penn kicked a photographer during a scuffle in October. The photographer’s camera also was damaged.
If convicted, Penn could face up to 18 months in jail.