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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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16.

notalawyer    

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

164 days ago
17.

notalawyer    

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

164 days ago
18.

Jordan    

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

164 days ago
19.

anonymous    

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

164 days ago
20.

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?

164 days ago
21.

zombie    

Kanye has a serious case of Ghey Face.

164 days ago
22.

Gladheart    

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

164 days ago
23.

I AM 21    

Free Kanye!

164 days ago
24.

dierdre    

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

164 days ago
25.

molet    

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

164 days ago
26.

YouDontSay    

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?!!
Wow.

164 days ago
27.

Clytemnestra    

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.

164 days ago
28.

Eileen    

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

164 days ago
29.

★★★ I HATE MONDAYS ★★★    

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

164 days ago
30.

jayndeb    

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

164 days ago
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