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Kanye West

Won't Be Prosecuted

For Photog Attack

7/25/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kanye West must have a really good lawyer, because law enforcement sources tell us it's virtually certain he will NOT be charged with ANY crime in connection with last week's paparazzo attack.

Here's the way we're told it will play out. 

LAPD robbery detectives are investigating the photog's allegation that Kanye tried to steal his camera -- but our sources say that dog won't hunt.  The D.A. will NEVER charge Kanye with felony attempted robbery, because there's no proof he tried to pilfer the camera at LAX.

We're told cops will send the attempted robbery file to the D.A. and they expect it will be rejected within days. 

The next step -- the file goes to the L.A. City Attorney for a possible misdemeanor criminal battery prosecution.   But here's why that won't happen.  We're told Kanye is willing to ante up some cash to make the case go away, and it's perfectly legal.  It's called a civil compromise and it's done everyday.

So Kanye will skate ... and probably attack another photog.

The end.

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215 COMMENTS

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76.

Bird    

"He'll skate and attack another photog" WROOOOONG; he'll go on living his life and another photog will think twice before harassing him, the photog clearly instigated the situation....ask your questions because "it's your right" but when he gives you a warning back the hell off.

And everyone that keeps talking crap about how he's not important and YOU don't care and blah blah blah, ask yourself why do they keep following him???....because of you dummies; you want to click and read and say ooh look what Kanye did...Sheeple make me laugh

395 days ago
77.

DeeMaree    

I said Kanye would not go to jail over this. It's a money thing.

395 days ago
78.

TJ    

Kim is not taking care of the baby. According to DailyMail. she is spending her time decorating her 11 million dollar estate & buying gold plated toilets. Also, working out & focusing on herself. Funny how TMZ omits any Kardashian activities. Who cares about Kanye? The shallow life of the rich continues.

395 days ago
79.

Joseph Diehl    

Sounds like a D.A., who won't work.

395 days ago
80.

Laura    

You have been dutiful, TMZ--I am sure Pimp Mama is happy with this article. Now--how about you start reporting what all the other sites are reporting about the Kardashsian family? You know--like Pimp Mama's show isn't doing well, Bruce has moved out, Lamar's mistress is giving lots of details about her affair with Lamar...but not on TMZ. Just stories Pimp Mama approves of.

395 days ago
81.

Rusty Shackleford    

all those fanatic attention whores in hollywood protesting over treyvon, and now a man ON CAMERA attacks and clearly is trying to take away the mans camera gets away with it?
i expect either protests on this tomorrow, or you all admit you're reverse-racist bandwagon-jumping idiots.

395 days ago
82.

Sherron    

Of course he won't! No surprise there. These movie stars, rappers, etc never are prosecuted or convicted of anything!

395 days ago
83.

oBAMa    

BUY SOME DAMN PEPPER SPRAY AND PROTECT YOURSELVES! It's obvious the police aren't going to help!

395 days ago
84.

PETE    

WHAT NO FEDERAL INVESTIGATION!!!!!!!!!!!! OH NO, DOES THIS MEAN A BOYCOTT OF NIKON CAMERAS. IT LOOKS LIKE THE PHOTOGRAPHER WAS "STANDING HIS GROUND" AND GOT ASSAULTED. STEVIE WONDER CLAIMS HE WITNESSED THE INCIDENT AND IT WAS THE WHITE GUYS FAULT.

395 days ago
85.

2idiots    

Funny how the DA's office had no problem going after Mel Gibson when he screamed at that Oksana chick.

395 days ago
86.

LetsBeReAL    

The photog just wanted some money anyway. He told him he was willing to pay 250 grand. He'll probably give him just that because no one who actually saw the video would give him anything more. So everyone.. This guys just mAde an easy 250k in one day. I need to become a paparazzo.

395 days ago
87.

PETE    

I THOUGHT LAX WAS CONSIDERED FEDERAL PROPERTY?

395 days ago
88.

Bean    

Can someone please send d-bag kanye and the whole k-trash family to another planet!!

395 days ago
89.

TMZisterrible    

lol good try TMZ. Maybe you guys can add some more "great minds" and write up a situation to try and get him in trouble. When someone tells you to leave them alone, you do it. If your guys "allegedly" let Justin freakin Beiber beat up one of your guys and get away, you think you guys will get Kanye? lol using Kanye to get more views ay? Next story you guys should make up is "We caught Kanye and Kris Jenner having sex" Maybe your ratings will be saved and go up some more.

395 days ago
90.

jamaicapain    

Uhhh good because nobody was attacked. The photographer fell to the ground intentionally to hold onto the camera then immediately got to his feet and ran away. doesn't really seem like the actions of someone under attack. I don't know why its okay for these slime bag paps to keep getting in his face. If someone doesn't want to talk to you outside the airport, you leave them alone, not yell after them as they're trying to get away, and in ye's case obviously trying to control his temper. I don't get how this is not stalking.

395 days ago
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