Kanye West’s criminal defense attorney recently plead “no contest” to the assault charge filed against Kanye back in July of 2013 for attacking a photographer. In return for pleading no contest, the LA City Attorney and judge decided to dismiss the attempted grand theft auto charge that had accompanied the assault charge, and allowed K.W. to enter into a deferred sentence.
For the deferred sentence of the assault charge, Kanye must complete two years of probation, meaning he must remain out of legal trouble for at least two years. The “Yeezus” rap artist must also complete 24 private therapy sessions for anger management and 250 hours of community service. Kanye was ordered to pay for all medical bills incurred by photographer, Daniel Ramos, and he must pay for any photography equipment that was damaged during their altercation at the Los Angeles International Airport.
If 36 year-old Kanye fails to stay out of legal trouble or doesn’t comply with all of the judges orders, than Kanye will have revoked his deferred sentence. When the deferred sentence is revoked the judge will impose a sentence, which would likely be jail time and additional fines for Kanye.
During the last court appearance, of which Kanye West was not present, Daniel Ramos and his defense attorney had an opportunity to address the court and judge. Daniel spoke of the emotional and physical trauma he suffered during the scuffle and how it still haunts him. He told the judge that Kanye should go to jail for the battery and that he felt the attack was an intentional ploy for Kanye to promote his new album “Yeezus” that released just one day before the incident.
Daniel Ramos is no stranger to quarreling with the stars, in 2007 Britney Spears lashed out and hit his car with her umbrella while he was taking photos.
Kanye and his defense attorney will have to reappear in court for a review hearing on July 17th to follow-up on his therapy sessions, community service hours, and will be given the specific restitution amount he will pay out to Daniel Ramos.
Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay, she just can’t stay away from legal trouble. This time TMZ.com reported Lindsay Lohan allegedly punched a women in the left side of the face at Club Avenue, a New York nightclub. Lindsay was arrested Nov. 29th at 4 in the morning and charged with 3rd degree misdemeanor assault. Lohan is pissed about the situation and believes the victim, a women named Tiffany Mitchell, is fabricating the accusation to get her to write a check.
Tiffany Mitchell has already hired big time attorney Gloria Allred to sue Lohan for damages. Attorney to the stars, Gloria Allred may have a tougher case than she anticipates, photos of Mitchell leaving the club have leaked and don’t show any bruising or damage to the left side of her face. Also, a photo released today doesn’t indicate assault to the face, on the contrary, Mitchell’s facial skin looks flawless. Not a smart move by attorney and victim to have photos taken displaying a picture perfect face.
Lohan has hired a private investigator to dive into Mitchell’s criminal history and past lawsuits. Lindsay is claiming she never laid a hand on Tiffany and the only contact they had in the club was a confrontation to get her purse back that Lohan thought Mitchell had taken.
Police detectives have confiscated the club’s surveillance tape to hopefully provide evidence to who is really telling the truth about the assault!
Bad news for Lindsay, this assault charge could be a probation violation on a prior case. It’s the judges discretion to determine the penalty for the probation violation. She could be fined, face jail time, be assigned to work crew, etc.
Former WNBA player Chamique Holdsclaw unleashed built up anger on her ex-girlfriend / ex-teammate, Jennifer Lacy by bashing in her car and firing a gun. According to TMZ.com, Lacy believed her former Atlanta Dream teammate was still angry at her for breaking-up their 4 year-long relationship.
On November 13th, Holdsclaw had been following Lacy in her Range Rover SUV. She waited for Lacy to pull the car over and get out. Raging and armed, Chamique approached the SUV and smashed in windows, next she drew a nine mm pistol, fired a shot into the car and then fled.
Police noted an odor of an accelerant in and on the SUV. They suspect Chamique Holdsclaw poured gas onto the car prior to the incident with the intent of blowing the SUV up by firing a bullet into it.
Jennifer Lacy, was not injured and is refusing to speak to her unstable ex. Chamique Holdsclaw is being held in an Atlanta jail on $100,000 bail and must comply with wearing a home monitoring ankle bracelet before being released. Holdsclaw is facing 2 counts of aggravated assault, 2 counts of criminal damage to property and 1 count of possession of a fire arm during the commission of a felony. She is scheduled back to court November 30th.
Holdsclaw’s fame has come from her talent to score points in a basketball game. However, in this legal situation, Holdsclaw wants to sit the bench and not score points because the more she scores in this game the longer and harsher the sentencing range would become if she were to be found guilty of the allegations.