Kanye West Pleads “No Contest” To Misdemeanor Assault Charge

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.


Written by SAO