Kanye West turned himself in to LAPD on Thursday to be formally booked in connection to his misdemeanor battery case involving photographer Daniel Ramos at Los Angeles International Airport last year.
Kanye West, 36, was booked at the LAPD’s Hollywood Division station Thursday afternoon in a process that took less than an hour.
Kanye West turned himself in to LAPD on Thursday to be formally booked in connection to his misdemeanor battery case involving photographer Daniel Ramos at Los Angeles International Airport
The singer was recently sentenced to two years of probation in the case and was required to turn himself in for booking. He pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery and was also ordered to perform 250 hours of community service and undergo 30 days of anger management counseling.
The incident took place on July 19 when Kanye West was accused of attacking a photographer, trying to wrestle the camera away from him.
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Kanye West has been sentenced to two years probation for assaulting photographer Daniel Ramos at Los Angeles International Airport.
The rapper must also attend 24 anger management sessions and complete 250 hours of community service for the misdemeanor battery last July.
Paparazzo Daniel Ramos accuses Kanye West of punching him and grabbing his camera in an unprovoked attack.
Kanye West, 36, maintains his innocence.
The plea cannot be used against him in a civil lawsuit brought against him by Daniel Ramos, reports the Associated Press news agency.
Kanye West has been sentenced to two years probation for assaulting photographer Daniel Ramos at Los Angeles International Airport
The photographer alleges he still takes medication for injuries from the attack.
Daniel Ramos also alleged he was fearful of retaliation after comments by Kanye West on a TV show in October.
“It’s not safe for you in this zoo,” Kanye West told host Jimmy Kimmel when asked about paparazzi.
“Never think that I’m not from Chicago for one second.”
Kanye West was also arrested in 2008 following another altercation with photographers at the same airport.
That case was dismissed after Kanye West paid for their broken equipment and attended anger management counseling.
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Kanye West has been charged with battery and attempted theft over a fight with photographer Daniel Ramos at Los Angeles Airport in July.
Paparazzo Daniel Ramos sued Kanye West after the singer apparently punched him and threw his camera to the ground.
Lawyers for Kanye West said he had only been trying to prevent the photographer from taking his picture.
If found guilty, Kanye West faces a maximum penalty of six months in prison.
Kanye West has been charged with battery and attempted theft over a fight with photographer Daniel Ramos at Los Angeles Airport in July
Prosecutors refused to press more serious felony charges because the alleged victim sustained only minor injuries.
The altercation took place on July 19 when several paparazzi, including Daniel Ramos, were waiting for the rapper’s arrival at the airport.
A video posted on celebrity news website TMZ purported to show Kanye West appearing visibly irritated by the photographers’ presence.
He is then said to have lunged at Daniel Ramos and tried to seize his equipment.
“When Kanye West attacked me, I was in complete shock,” Daniel Ramos told reporters.
“All I had done was ask him a question. I was terrified when Kanye started to come at me. I backed up because I felt from the look in his eyes that he was going to attack me.”
Daniel Ramos added that he had been forced to use crutches and a cane after the incident.
Kanye West’s arraignment has been set for October 10.
Kanye West is being sued by photographer Daniel Ramos, who says the singer attacked him at Los Angeles International Airport.
Daniel Ramos, who was one of the paparazzi waiting for the rapper on July 19, says he was punched by Kanye West and was wrestled to the ground.
The lawsuit claims Daniel Ramos was a victim of assault, battery and negligence and that his civil rights were violated.
Kanye West is being sued by photographer Daniel Ramos after LA airport fight
“I told him twice, <<I don’t want to fight you>>,” Daniel Ramos said.
“However, he attacked me anyway.”
Last week LA’s district attorney decided not to prosecute Kanye West, saying Daniel Ramos didn’t have a significant injury.
The rapper is due to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) this weekend for a record seventh time.
Kanye West will showcase his single Black Skinhead at the event on August 25 at Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York.