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Kanye West Sued

Photog Says Rapper

Put Him on Crutches

8/21/2013 12:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kanye West left an innocent photog in crutches after a brutal assault at LAX last month -- when Kanye attempted to wrestle away the pap's camera -- so says the photog himself, and now he's filed a lawsuit against the rapper.

Daniel Ramos appeared with his lawyer Gloria Allred at a news conference Wednesday, where Gloria announced the lawsuit for assault, battery, and interference with Daniel's civil rights (in this case free speech).

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Daniel -- who called himself a "filmmaker" -- says he spent two weeks on crutches after the attack, and has been walking with a cane for some time. He says he's still in pain.

Gloria argued the attack sets a dangerous precedent for celebrity-on-photog violence, especially now that various celebs are actually celebrating unprovoked attacks on photogs.

At one point, Gloria went after Kirstie Alley, Cher, and even Kylie Jenner for applauding Kanye's attack on Twitter.

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Gloria says she's also asking the court to issue a restraining order against Kanye.

Ramos is suing for unspecified damages.

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61.

Nvts    

Oh great...and I'm sure "Amos n' Andy" will play the race card!!!

393 days ago
62.

StuckInFlorida    

All these "celebrities" would be worried if the paparazzi wasn't taking their pictures. You poor rich famous people, I'll trade places with you in a second. You can worry about how you will afford to pay your rent, send your kids to college and keep the lights on and I will go live in your multi million dollar mansion and deal with the paparazzi for you. Give me a break.

393 days ago
63.

Socalpimp    

Im sick and tired of this hack lawyer

393 days ago
64.

lafreak    

Holy Crap, this fricken bioch is after any case that will get her ugly face on TV. How she keeps (? maybe not) a law license is beyond me. Serious ambulance chaser (probably driver also).

393 days ago
65.

Gretel    

Just this once I'm going to be on Team Gloria, just because it's Kanye.

393 days ago
66.

billy pootons    

she wants the court to issue a restraining order against kanye? that's hilarious... what's it going to say kanye must stay a minimum of 6" from me... since my job involves stalking kanye i still need to be close to him....

393 days ago
67.

EtttaFan    

Throw the book at him!

393 days ago
68.

roll3567    

These clues would be nothing without these photogs. It's like their air. How come there are plenty of stars you never see or hear about in the press whlie others go places they know they'll be photographed?

393 days ago
69.

Kiko    

There was actually a time - a long time ago - when Gloria Allred kinda actually had an ethical compass. Now she's just your average media whore trying to lotterize stupidity. Almost exactly like Harvey Levin does here.

393 days ago
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joecrabs    

All credibility lost when I read "his lawyer Gloria Allred".

393 days ago
71.

Peter Popoff    

TMZ brutal assault, REALLY!

393 days ago
72.

mary    

these people were begging for attention when they started out, now that they have the money from fans, they want privacy. who wants to see kristi alley anyway? the only reason west is followed is because of kim. before her he was only getting attention for stealing mic from taylor swift.

393 days ago
73.

ocgirl    

I normally wouldn't comment on something about Gloria Allread. But I find it funny that she wants to get a restraining order against Kanye, was Kanye the one stalking the photog??? Really GA, really?

392 days ago
74.

baby    

no one should physically attack anyone for asking questions, if the people WHO depend on the public to buy their music or watch their films dont like having their pictures taken, then STAY OUT OF THE BUSINESS!

392 days ago
75.

vtajen    

Wow! The little respect I had left for Ms Allred has just flown out the window. I don't condone violence in any matter, but she is on the wrong side of the fence here. This is another BS photg, oh sorry-"filmmaker," that continues to stalk these people and it's just wrong. She ought to be fighting to change laws to give people their PRIVACY, not the opposite. This sets a dangerous precedent.

392 days ago
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