Kanye West Pleads No Contest In Paparrazzi Battery Case


Kanye West was sentenced to two years probation on Monday after pleading no contest to misdemeanor battery against a paparrazzi photographer in 2013.

West originally pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor battery and attempted grand theft, but entered a no contest plea to misdemeanor battery charge through his attorney. The atempted grand theft charge has been dismissed.

In exchange for the plea, West must complete 250 hours of community service, attend 24 anger management sessions and pay restitution to the victim. In order to have the conviction expunged from his record, the rapper must stay out of trouble for the next two years.

The charges stem from an altercation at Los Angeles International Airport with photographer Daniel Ramos in July 2013.

Ramos claimed West punched him in an unprovoked attack and believes he should have been thrown in jail.

“I was only doing my job, and he broke the law,” Ramos said. “I believe that if I did what he did to me, I would have been put behind bars.

Unsatisfied with the results of the case, Ramos is working with his lawyer Gloria Allred and has filed a civil suit against West.

Earlier this year, West was involved in an incident where he was accused of assaulting a 18-year-old man at a Beverly Hills chiropractor’s office. West avoided criminal charges for the January assualt by reaching a civil settlement with the man.

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