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Kanye West

CHARGED

In Paparazzi Attack

9/13/2013 3:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



Kanye West has been charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft for allegedly attacking a paparazzo at LAX on July 19 ... TMZ has learned.

Kanye went off on the photog ... who dared to speak with him as he left the airport. The photog went to the hospital and has filed a lawsuit.  The photog hired Gloria Allred, who has said the attack left her client badly injured.

Just days before the attack Kanye issued multiple warnings to the paparazzi NOT to speak to him. 

If convicted of both misdemeanors ...  Kanye faces a maximum of 1 year in jail.

He'll be arraigned October 10th.

We attempted to reach Kanye's lawyer, Blair Berk, but her assistant said she was unavailable "because it's the highest holy day of the year for Jews" and she was at services.

Fun Fact:  The L.A. City Attorney's office nailed 2 men in the Kardashian fam in 1 day.  They filed DUI charges against Lamar Odom this morning.  Scott Disick ... they're watching you.

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1.

Marilyn    

Good!

405 days ago
2.

Dead account Delete at will    

Good send that piece of crap to jail. Little steps work, then when they really catch this idiot screwing up they can build up some good years behind bars.
He can be the first rapper to rap about how he got calluses inside his butt hole!

405 days ago
3.

oink    

Y E S !!

405 days ago
4.

ganjie    

he still won't go to jail or face any real punishment. pay a fine and move on. bull****.

405 days ago
5.

(◉_◉) Brush Your Teeth (◉_◉)    

What kind of fish is a "Gayfish"?

405 days ago
6.

stu    

Go pitch a tent in the woods of Kenya & stay there Kanye.

405 days ago
7.

Leopold butters Stotch     

I remember everyone liked this dude for coming back from a major car accident to become famous, then the fame got to his head and he became a major goon.

405 days ago
8.

Robert Schiele    

If convicted? Please. The guy has a wad of money and he's a celebrity. In L.A. the second probably counts for as much as the first. It wouldn't have mattered if he'd killed the guy. He'd still get off scot-free.

405 days ago
9.

sandy    

Kim --- ur baby daddy has a vicious temper. Beware!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

405 days ago
10.

nof    

Ray_J got his, and so will this photog.


Cuteness can't be rewarded.


Even if you're shrewd-enough?


To bring in MORE cuties (the very cute G. Allred).


Police have to re-think this.


Pippen's harassed, knocks the dude cold (or he's faking in yet more cute-ness) - he's exonerated.


Which we all applauded, of course.


How is this any different than that?


What, Kanye's a shade darker?

405 days ago
11.

Humannature    

Why attack a paparazzi
Just have Kin fart in his
general direction.

405 days ago
12.

Caleigh    

Its interesting 2 men attached to a Kardashian girl are ruining their family brand

405 days ago
13.

Wow ...    

Poor Kanye. He was just trying to go home. He has never, ever lost his cool before that photog provoked him. Bwahahaha!

405 days ago
14.

devil's advocate    

What a week for the K-Klan. Lamar Kardashian get off on his assault charge, but Kanye Kardashian gets charged. I guess it's a wash for the men but a big win for Kris since the KUWTK ratings will probably improve over all the attention.

405 days ago
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bitterexfan    

Good took them long enough, if it had been one of the unwashed masses, our asses would had an APB out for us immediately. Hell plead it down though!

405 days ago
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