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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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"thuggish, cowardly, and despicable" client and attorney
the family that lies together ...

129 days ago


Gloria Allred should be "ordered" to post a WIDE LOAD sign on her a$$...

129 days ago


Just Wait Kayne will be back in Court for Attacking Mr. Ramos when he starts to Photograph Kim.

129 days ago


more glorified b.s. from the justice system in California. Celebs always get off.

129 days ago

Byronious Fridonious    

Do any of you believe Kanye will be able to pull this off?

Another 36 plus months of Chris Brown or Lindsay Lohan type situation?

129 days ago


Kanye has a serious case of Ghey Face.

129 days ago


Kanye West is the most over rated performer out there!!
Yeezus please just go away already.

129 days ago

I AM 21    

Free Kanye!

129 days ago


This piece of s h i t should be locked up for good. He's nothing but trouble...God I can't stomach him.....

129 days ago


Hes ova-rated jus like his frkn wife or gf or who da frk ever

129 days ago


Why did he plea no contest? With all his money he should have fought the charges to show the paps are aggressive and intrusive. With this on his record good luck. Seriously. You just bought property in California too?!!

129 days ago

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Kanye is no angel, but that pap is a ripe a..hole. Still has lingering emotional issues? Dear God, man, get over yourself, you didn't get raped or spend a week in the hospital. Get over it...or is this YOUR attempt at 15 minutes if so-called fame? More likely you are a high school drop out with a camera.

129 days ago


He can't go 24 days without spouting off, never mind 24 months.

129 days ago

★★★ I HATE MONDAYS ★★★    

Chris Brown
Justin Bieber &
Kanye West, Walk Into A Bar........

129 days ago


Gee I know we all knew that would happen. Just wish he would have chris browns judge wow cant be bought

129 days ago
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