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
Rapper Flavor Flav lost control early Wednesday morning when he violently pushed his fiance down to the ground twice and reportedly with two knives in hand chased his fiance’s 17-year-old son around their Vegas house.
According to TMZ.com the police report stated the fight began with Flavor Flav’s fiancé accusing him of cheating on her. Flav became angry, ripped her earrings out and threw her to the ground. The teenage son tried to come to his mother’s aid. At that point the rapper grabbed two knives and turned his focus on the son, chasing him around the house into a locked room. Flavor Flav kicked the door down and threatened to kill the boy.
Flavor Flav posted the $23,000 bail and will return to court next week to address the charges of misdemeanor battery and felony assault with a deadly weapon. The rapper is denying the death threat allegations, as well as the assault with knives.
In most States, if Flavor Flav entered into a diversion program he would at minimum have to complete a domestic violence treatment program. If he is found guilty of domestic violence he will lose his right to bear a firearm among other penalties. If he is found guilty of a felony assault he will also lose his right to vote (perhaps 1 less vote for Obama).
I’m guessing Flavor Flav’s fiance is having second thoughts on marriage especially if Flav did threaten her son at knife point saying he was going to kill him. The ring may be in the trash or more likely on Ebay. Money in her pocket…yeahhhhh boooyeeee!!!! Or maybe we will see this couple on the next season of Couples Therapy, always entertaining to have volatile people on that show.
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Wow. Alameda Ta’amu, a rookie defensive linemen for the Pittsburg Steelers, racked up a long list of legal charges including felonies and DUI. According to the Seattle Times and komonews.com, Alameda Ta’amu was seen early Sunday morning driving a Lincoln Navigator by a Pittsburg off duty police detective. The detective phoned police reporting erratic driving, speeding, swerving, and running red lights. Ground patrolmen ordered Ta’amu to pull over but had to dive out-of-the-way to avoid being hit by the out of control SUV. Police followed the SUV driven by the 22-year-old as he ran into a parked car injuring a women. He continued to drive and hit several other cars until the SUV became disengaged. Alameda Ta’amu got out of his car and ran from police, he was chased down, wrestled to the ground, handcuffed, and punched twice in the face for making an attempt to reach for his pant waist band for a possible weapon.
The ex-UW Husky football player, Alameda Ta’amu, had a breath test result of .196, twice the legal limit of .08. He was arrested and charged with ten misdemeanors (one of them being a DUI), three counts of aggravated assault, aggravated assault while drunk driving and, felony counts for eluding police.
The General Manager of the Steelers, Kevin Colbert, had generic words about the matter, “We will gather more facts before providing any further comment.”
Alameda Ta’amu made very bad decisions that night, decisions I’m sure he will never forget the consequences of as he has yet to see them fully unfold. A ruined name, possible jail time, thousands of dollars in court costs and attorney fees. Probable NFL suspensions and/or being dropped by the Steelers all together.
Ta’amu has not played in a game for the Steelers this season.
Written by S.O