Kanye West Pleads No Contest in Assault Case

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Rapper Kanye West was ordered to complete 250 hours of community service and serve 24 months of probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor battery on Monday.

West was charged with assault after getting into a rumble with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport last July. The photographer, Daniel Ramos, claims West punched him and tried to take his camera. West has also pleaded not guilty to criminal battery and attempted grand theft. He did not appear in court on Monday, but entered his plea through an attorney, according to the Associated Press.

Photographs from the incident show West grabbing the photographer ‘s camera; during the pretrial hearing Monday in Los Angeles the photographer said he believed the rapper should “be sent to jail.” According to WPGC, a CBS affiliate in Los Angeles, the judge also ordered West to spend one day in county jail. He is also required to attend 24 private therapy sessions for anger management and make an undisclosed monetary restitution. The amount will be disclosed on June 17.


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