Kanye West gets two years probation in assault case

Kanye West seen in Paris, France, on 17 January 2014 Kanye West was also arrested in 2008 following a separate altercation with photographers at Los Angeles International Airport

Related Stories

Rapper Kanye West has pleaded no contest and been sentenced to two years probation for assaulting a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport.

He must also attend 24 anger management sessions and complete 250 hours of community service for the misdemeanor battery last July.

Paparazzo Daniel Ramos accuses the rapper of punching him and grabbing his camera in an unprovoked attack.

The 36-year-old rapper maintains his innocence.

The plea cannot be used against him in a civil lawsuit brought against him by Ramos, reports the Associated Press news agency.

'Not safe'

The photographer alleges he still takes medication for injuries from the attack.

Daniel Ramos outside court in Los Angeles, California, on 17 March 2014 Daniel Ramos, who is suing West, attended Monday's hearing accompanied by his lawyer

"I was doing my job and he broke the law," Ramos told US media. "If I did what he did to me, I'd be behind bars."

Ramos also alleged he was fearful of retaliation after comments by West on a TV show in October.

"It's not safe for you in this zoo," West told host Jimmy Kimmel when asked about paparazzi.

"Never think that I'm not from Chicago for one second."

West was also arrested in 2008 following another altercation with photographers at the same airport.

That case was dismissed after he paid for their broken equipment and attended anger management counselling.

Earlier this year, the rapper reached a civil settlement with another man he had been accused of assaulting in Beverly Hills.

The man had used a racial slur in an argument with West's fiancee, Kim Kardashian, according to court papers.

No charges were filed in that instance.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Entertainment & Arts stories


Features & Analysis

From BBC Culture


  • A robotClick Watch

    The latest in robotics including software that can design electronics to solve problems

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.