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Kanye West

Cuts Plea Deal

In Photog Battery Case

3/17/2014 1:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news



Kanye West
will NOT be prosecuted for battery on a photog, because he just struck a deal to make the case go away ... but not without a bunch of anger management therapy sessions.

West pled no contest to misdemeanor battery -- the City Attorney did not make him plead guilty, so there's no admission of guilt.

In return for the no contest plea, the attempted grand theft charge has been dismissed.

Kanye was placed on 24 months informal probation -- meaning he just has to keep his nose clean.  At the end of the 24 months, assuming he hasn't violated probation, the conviction will almost certainly be erased from his record.

West also agreed to 24 private therapy session for anger management.

Kanye also agreed to complete 250 hours of community service, and agreed to stay clear of the photog in question.

Kanye has to pay for the damage to the photog's equipment and any medical bills he incurred.

The photog addressed the court and said he felt Kanye should be sent to jail.  He talked about the trauma Kanye caused him and how his emotional injuries linger.  He says he thinks Kanye used the attack to promote his album, Yeezus.

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mwen    

kanye going bald- or is his hair just cut that low?

158 days ago
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Rigby    

Blah blah who cares they will settle with paying the other guy off... Hollywood at its finest.

158 days ago
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Jordan    

I am surprise Kayne is not using the I a Kardashian Defense, That it is Illegal for the State of California to charge a Kardashian with any Crime.

158 days ago
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Lucky_130    

I'm guessing this will go to trial because Kanye is an idiot

158 days ago
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PG    

Did Gayfish impregnate his mouth with fish sticks?

158 days ago
6.

Champagne Jayne    

Kanye stay outta trouble next time by stuffing your fists in a pair of Kim's old panties.

158 days ago
7.

Joe the plumber    

Kanye who?

158 days ago
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jeannie    

He certainly won't go to jail. He has a wedding to take care of and we all know celebrity's plans are more important than justice.

158 days ago
9.

boo boo    

No deal unless the probation only terms are extremely light. Kanye: Can't I just pay to make this all go away?

158 days ago
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Just My Opinion    

Why couldn't Kanye just tell the guy, I have no time to talk to you, I have to get somewhere, or better yet, just ignore the dude?

158 days ago
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Mysic_beats2013    

Thought this case was thrown out

158 days ago
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Raphie    

As much as I loathe Kanye... it should be open season on the paparazzi... If anyone deserves a beatdown it's them.

158 days ago
13.

namers    

PLEASE give the rabid dog a cage.

158 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

Good luck getting into England, Canada and Australia, does not make sense that his lawyer told him too so that, a conviction means no entry.

158 days ago
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Chris    

Ok, just read the pap's attorney is Gloria Allred. She's not the go to lawyer for litigation. West has his checkbook out.

158 days ago
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