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Lamar Odom

No Charges

In Paparazzi Street Clash

8/14/2013 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lamar Odom has dodged a bullet ... the NBA superstar will not be prosecuted for going berserk on a paparazzi in the middle of an L.A. street last month and breaking some of the guy's gear, TMZ has learned.

The cops had originally sent the case to the L.A. County D.A. for possible felony charges ... and the D.A. referred it to the L.A. City Attorney for possible misdemeanor vandalism charge.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Odom has agreed to pay for breaking the snapper's gear in the July 10 rampage.  So we're told the City Attorney will hold an office hearing -- an alternative to a prosecution -- in which Lamar and the photog will have a chit chat with the hearing officer about rights and responsibilities ... and that's about it. 

As we previously reported, Lamar blew a gasket that day after the photog (not a TMZ guy) blasted him with questions about rumors he was cheating on Khloe.

So in conclusion, Lamar went from possible felony ... to possible slap on the wrist ... to actual check (that's really just a drop in the bucket for a pro athlete/reality star).

Lamar wins.

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1.

manbearpig    

is this supposed to be s surprise?
millionaire celebs in l.a. can get away with far more than regular folks ever can.

402 days ago
2.

kitnplayn    

More of that celebrity justice in the united states of morons. Making him sit with his victim, so his victim can school him on property law. Dirty, blatant favortism.

402 days ago
3.

News Flash     

No surprise, look what Kanye gets away with. I want to know more about his NEW mistress...

402 days ago
4.

News Flash     

Lamar Odom, those pants look like my Grammas' gauchos.

402 days ago
5.

Jordan    

Harvey here is a question for you? How do you feel now that you know the Laws in California are you can smash Camera equipment beat up the Camera Man and the Celebrity will never be charged with a crime, How do you plan on Protecting your employees from dangerous celebrities when they get injured or very seriously hurt.

402 days ago
6.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

I saw the video of the incident in question here. It is plainly obvious that that stupid ass hole "Lam-lam" committed a violent criminal act against the photographer and his property. I really wish the photographer had a license to carry concealed, and had defended himself with some hot lead. That's what I would call justice.

402 days ago
7.

I LOVE MY NIPPLES    

Hi Lamar! I loved you as a LAKER ***mm back to the LAKERS! I heard you like candy? I've been told I taste SWEETER than candy! Luv you ; )

402 days ago
8.

Dan Frederiksen    

TMZ, we need to know what the stupid tax was on this one.

402 days ago
9.

en Todo Momento!!    

lol, i'm surprised the chops didn't execute him!! i mean he is african american, and it is LA.. soooo.. bang bang, pigs.

401 days ago
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MARGARET    

bloody so unattractive from behind

401 days ago
11.

TT    

It shows how powerful the cops are. Maybe next time they could fetch his newspapers for him or something.

Blatant favoritism.

401 days ago
12.

Dobby    

So to GET famous, all we have to do is do a porn video...then when we are RICH, we can commit felonies and get away with it as long as we hire Kris Jenner to be our manager...she can get us out of anything. GOTCHA!

401 days ago
13.

Chris    

Piece of crap.

401 days ago
14.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

This celebrity justice is disgusting. I think the DA should be tried for dereliction of duty.

401 days ago
15.

still2easy    

Punk should go to jail

401 days ago
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