Rob Kardashian SETTLES With Photog In Civil Assault Case

5/29/2013 11:33 AM PDT

Rob Kardashian Settles with Paparazzo In Civil Assault Case


Rob Kardashian
has settled with the photog who accused him of robbery -- stealing her camera equipment -- and this will almost certainly mean the end of the criminal case against Rob.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Rob has agreed to pay Andra Viak the value of the camera equipment. 

TMZ broke the story ... Viak was waiting for Rob in the parking garage at a West Hollywood gym in March and when Rob started taking his clothes off she started taking pics.  Rob then grabbed her camera's memory card and kept it.

Prosecutors charged Rob with battery and petty theft.  There was a hearing in court today and the lawyers told the judge a civil settlement had been reached.

Our sources say Viak is now satisfied and doesn't want to pursue the criminal case.  It's pretty much a formality that the judge will end the matter without prosecution.

2:15 PM PT -- The victim (represented by attorney George Gallegos) was not present in court, so the judge has decided to wait to dismiss the criminal case until she can speak with her directly. The victim has agreed to be present at the next hearing on June 7.