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Kanye West isn't out of the woods after striking a plea deal in the criminal case stemming from his photog attack last summer -- he's still facing a nasty civil lawsuit ... and we're told the pap is determined to take the rapper to trial.Normally in civil situations involving celebs -- car accidents, fights, property damage, whatever -- the victim settles for a quick payday in exchange for dropping their lawsuit ... but not this time. »
- TMZ Staff
Los Angeles (AP) — Kanye West pleaded no contest Monday to misdemeanor battery against a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport in a special plea in which he maintains his innocence. West entered the plea through his attorney and did not attend the court hearing. He was sentenced to two years of probation, 24 anger management therapy sessions and 250 hours of community service. The rapper did not reach a civil settlement with the paparazzo, and his plea cannot be used against him in a civil lawsuit. West was charged with misdemeanor counts of battery and grand theft after an altercation at Lax with photographer Daniel Ramos in July. Ramos claimed West punched him in an unprovoked attack and wrestled his camera to the ground during the scuffle. Ramos told the court that West should be in jail. He said he was still taking medication for the injuries he suffered. "If I did what he did to me, »
- Raquel Maria Dillon (AP)
Kanye West won't just walk away from this pesky pap encounter. The 36-year-old rapper pled no contest to one count of battery today in response to a 2013 lawsuit filed against him by a paparazzo. The case stemmed from an August incident where West attacked the shutterbug, who was trying to take photos of the hip hop star at Los Angeles International Airport. West was given 24 months probation and ordered to do 240 hours of community service. He is also required to complete 24 sessions of a level two anger mangagement program and he must turn himself in to the Lapd for a formal booking. Plaintiff Daniel Ramos' attorney Gloria Allred restated the details of the suit in a statement after the verdict was »
Even though Kim Kardashian’s life was threatened when a young man allegedly screamed ‘I will kill you!’ at her on Jan. 13, Kanye may be the one facing ‘additional charges’ for allegedly punching the teen. And unfortunately Kanye’s ‘self-defense’ defense might not hold up in court, L.A. attorney Mychal Wilson explains to HollywoodLife.com Exclusively.
Kanye West may have had a right to come to Kim Kardashian‘s defense after an 18-year-old man allegedly threatened her life at a Beverly Hills, Calif. medical building. The only problem is, Kanye arrived to the scene after the man allegedly unloaded a slew of racial slurs on Kim, which means Yeezy’s alleged punch was not thrown “in the heat of the moment,” Mychal Wilson tells HollywoodLife.com Exclusively.
Kanye could be in hot water for his alleged assault on the teen, »
Neither divorce nor marriage seems a particularly enticing prospect after a viewing of “Divorce Corp.,” a vigorous but clumsily argued expose of the corrupt family-court practices that have turned one of life’s more painful experiences into a $50 billion-a-year industry. Chock-full of slick graphics, smart talking heads, one-sided emotional appeals and flailing accusations of judicial misconduct, Joe Sorge’s documentary has a depressingly relatable subject that could garner homevid interest following brief theatrical play, even if its primary thesis — that lawyers promote their own interests, not those of the warring spouses they represent — isn’t exactly the stuff of shattering revelation.
Fifty percent of U.S. marriages end in divorce, the film announces at the outset, followed by reams of data showing how marriage termination rates have skyrocketed ever since President Reagan signed the first U.S. no-fault divorce bill in 1969, making it easier than ever for couples to file for divorce, »
- Justin Chang
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