Comedian Russell Brand has dismissed reports he hit a homeless man's cart with his car.

The British funnyman was driving through Hollywood when he allegedly crashed his Range Rover into the man's cart on Thursday (15Nov12), sending his belongings sprawling across the road.

In footage published on, Brand can be seen helping the man pick up items which had fallen from the cart but he has since spoken out to deny any involvement in the incident.

He tells, "I didn't hit him, look at the footage. I was driving along, there was (sic) some things (in the road) so I helped him pick them up."