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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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46.

Chgome    

he is a little girl surrounded by large man/women Kartrashian funk and his Michael Jackson look alike Kim.

220 days ago
47.

streetwalker    

**** that photog, he clearly asked for it

220 days ago
48.

Nobody Special    

Wow,

That Guy who settled for the measly 250,000.00 would be looking at 1-2 million right now if he only waited a bit longer. He was a fool to settle so quickly. He would have had Kangay in a corner if he only waited a couple months. He had a poor Lawyer not to research this case date.

220 days ago
49.

Gladheart    

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

220 days ago
50.

Chris    

And THIS is why paps get in their faces and taunt away. Ka Ching. Emotional Injuries Linger? Damn I get injured everything I read this site!!

220 days ago
51.

shawn    

Kanye is an angry *******. He can't keep his nose clean. It makes me sick that they gave this pompous ass a deal.

220 days ago
52.

nof    

Dude you think Kanye needs YOU to promote music?!

You be a grubby little trouble-making shemegegy... as the great Jewish people would say.

You have a history of baiting celebs you zero.

220 days ago
53.

Thumper76    

The real justice and I imagine the source of much of his rage is that he has to look at that disgusting face in the mirror every day. Love that he does, too! So, so ugly. Just gross.

220 days ago
54.

porkchop    

Not a fan of Kanye West because of his egotism, but that photographer sounds like the kind of ******* that needs a good slap in the head every now and again.

220 days ago
55.

boo boo    

The hardest part will be staying out of trouble for 2 years. The rest of the terms can be bought.

220 days ago
56.

Nobody Special    

Kangay knows his best days are behind him.
After he Graduated he moved-on to failing.

Writes a song about Impregnating his Baby Mamma in the mouth, and like a Panda Bear the Impregnated Egg works it's way down to the Belly for Incubation.

In a Hobbits Case they are also Marsupials and the Impregnated Egg works it's way to the Massive Butterball Butt Implanted Behind where it develops into a direction.

It's a Jungle out there.

220 days ago
57.

jason    

I'm not a Kanye fan, but this photog deserves nothing. sleezy picture taking. almost as sleazy as TMZ that won't give these folks a moment of peace.

220 days ago
58.

T bone    

Unless FISHSTICKS doesn't leave his house he will violate fo sho

220 days ago
59.

red diamond    

Kanye and Chris Brown will share the same jail cell and make babies ahahahahahahaha...

220 days ago
60.

red diamond    

Kanye is an america defect! send him to jail i say..he needs to release his inner energy with jail folks! if you know what i mean..

220 days ago
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