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Kanye West Recieves Probation, Community Service in Photographer Battery Case

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It’s appears that Kanye West’s assault case against a Los Angeles photographer is finally over. The rapper-producer pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery in a special plea that will allow him to maintain his innocence.

West’s attorney entered the plea on behalf of the rapper who wasn’t in attendance.

According to the Associated Press, Judge Alan Rubin sentenced the G.O.O.D. Music leader to serve two years of probation and perform 250 hours of community service. In addition, he must attend 24 anger management sessions and pay restitution to the victim.

The victim, photographer Daniel Ramos, was attacked by West last summer at LAX. Yeezy scuffled with the shutterbug for his camera when he wouldn’t stop asking him questions. Ramos claims that West punched him in the face during their tussle at the airport.

At the hearing, Ramos demanded that West be thrown in jail. “If I did what he did to me, I’d be behind bars,” he said. “I was doing my job and he broke the law.”

Lawyer Gloria Allred has filed a civil suit against West on behalf of the photographer.

Earlier this year, West escaped criminal charges in another battery case, after he beat up a teen at a chiropractor’s office in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Los Angeles County prosecutor rejected the case because Yeezy paid the young victim a reported $250,000 out of court.

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