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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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Teresa andrews    

I am not a Kanye fan. I don't know a single one of his songs. But I think paps assume the risk of being attacked when they deliberately try to provoke their targets. It's a scuzzy profession.

218 days ago
77.

Just Steve    

See kanye..keep that chin of yours held high. Things are looking up :)

218 days ago
78.

Comment king     

He's no Victim! He payed high dollar to kick that guys ass!

218 days ago
79.

The Man They Call Louis    

Ahh so in the end, the Pap got what he wanted...money. ugh...

218 days ago
80.

Ron Fing Swanson    

One day one of those goofy paps will punch this assclowns teeth in.

218 days ago
81.

LK    

They shd've included all the things he has done since he originally committed this crime & got off by paying ppl off . I can't see him being a changed "man" . He will attack someone again & this time he will be on probation . Hope no one gets hurt . It wld be nice if & when he explodes nxt . It happens in a different State .

218 days ago
82.

LK    

Sure wld be funny when he attacks the nxt person . They turn around & kick his butt lol

218 days ago
83.

Cynic    

celebrity justice at work again

218 days ago
84.

negreat    

Why isn't Kayne in jail for attacking people. The rich go free and poor go to jail. Also must be a race thing because why is Justin in jail and not Kayne West. Kayne has done worse!

217 days ago
85.

Applehead    

Just a matter of time. His internal clock is set to "Self-Destruct."

217 days ago
86.

August Baby 77    

F ucking POS loser👎👎👎👎

217 days ago
87.

Thai    

Kanye is a ****ing *****. Eat ****.

217 days ago
88.

Eric Herrera    

The photographer is one stupid faqqot. He says Kanye gave him emotional problems ! GTFO just tryna make money and get revenge for embarrassing him by wooping his ass. This pap tried to win but failed lmfao

217 days ago
89.

Rod    

Photogs are lining up right now to get pushed by Kanye and his settlement money....just saying

216 days ago
90.

lowie    

Kanye simple little African American little girl would get his kouck kicked in the real world stop by Chi town and get your punk ass knocked back to reality

204 days ago
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