Today is a big day for Kim Kardashian’s baby-daddy Kanye West. The hot tempered music mogul was brought up on criminal battery charges after allegedly assaulting a member of the paparazzi who was trying to photograph him while he was leaving the LAX Airport. The photographer’s injuries were so serious, after West allegedly threw him on the ground after punching him, that paramedics were called to the scene. Today the photog and his high-profile, cut-throat attorney Gloria Allred headed to court for the criminal battery case. Kanye had to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty, or the case will go to trial in Los Angeles and a judge and jury will be left to decide West’s fate.
Apparently West knew that he didn’t stand a chance going to trial, so he cut a plea deal today in court. According to TMZ, Kanye pled no contest to misdemeanor battery charges (the District Attorney didn’t force him to plead guilty or not guilty, so technically he didn’t have to admit he is guilty). The judge assigned Kanye to 24 months of informal probation, meaning he can’t get into any more altercations or any other legal trouble for the next two years. He also has to complete 250 hours of community service and 24 anger management sessions. West is also required by the court to pay the photographer’s medical fees, from injuries he received from Kanye.
Gloria Allred made it very clear after she left the Los Angeles courthouse that her client is also in the process of filing a civil suit against West for his beat-down outside the LAX airport last year.
Do you think that Kanye West will be able to go two years without assaulting anyone and violating his probation? Let us know if you think West was treated fairly in his sentencing today, was the judge too hard or too easy on Kanye?
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