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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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31.

HRH Prince Michael    

L.A.'s "D.A." strikes again:
Clearly, members of a certain group are given
legal carte blanche, while others, are devotedly
prosecuted?
Nothing says "Affirmative action" like blatant
Favoritism, coupled with glaring ineptness.
This, shall no longer be tolerated.

156 days ago
32.

bring back recent posts    

So odd that Kanye hooks up with the Queen of I Love Myself ,and is madly in love with getting up every single morning too greet her " glam squad" and orchestrate what clothing will be worn and changed several times a day/nite, just so she can get out in front of the Papps or her own cell and feed her warped soul purpose of day too day living, and then you have this angry bitter King of I'm The Most Important Male on Earth, despising exactly what his partner LOVES. So odd.

156 days ago
33.

think101    

So he has to release all that anger at home. Oh boy, Oh boy, Oh boy.

156 days ago
34.

LisaRae7    

Go Team Kanye!!!

156 days ago
35.

LisaRae7    

Go Team Kanye!!!

156 days ago
36.

Rich     

I think this RAP CRAPPER should should do jail time and get his ass whipped by some inmates.

156 days ago
37.

monique    

all these publicity stunts to make cry baby west out to look like a hard core thug when we all know he ain't nothing but a BYATCH!

156 days ago
38.

Richtofenspistol    

It sucks how badly he fell off. His first 2 albums were so good and then he just started acting like a diva. I used to be a fan of the guy and now hes just a turd sandwich. And they only let him in the Karplastian Family because his name starts with a K.

156 days ago
39.

barbowens55    

Who cares man just wants money what an ass just move on

156 days ago
40.

sfrandiver    

So he pretty much got away with it. You know he will not do the therapy sessions. He will pay for the sessions plus something and the therapist will say he completed it. The other option Kim will take some online class from Guam and become a therapist. Which will be the next season of KUWTK.

156 days ago
41.

bring back recent posts    

How did he get away with not getting a mug shot????....I know how much that would humiliate Kim and Kanye, anyone know?

156 days ago
42.

Areader    

The paparazzo Daniel Ramos said the...."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".....because Kanye didn't stroke him a check for a civil settlement !

156 days ago
43.

Sandra     

This ass should have served jail time. He will strike again as jail time is in his future. No amount of anger management will help this egotistical idiot.

156 days ago
44.

Big Mark 91    

Such BS that all these thugs and ho's in Hollywood never serve time for things the average person would.

156 days ago
45.

bea1    

I don't care for Kanye but the photog sounds like a weenie douche lol

156 days ago
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