Kanye West made a plea deal on the battery case brought against him by videographer Daniel Ramos.
The Yeezus rapper agreed to attending 24 sessions of anger management therapy, 250 hours of community service, and 24 months of probation.
The 36-year-old rapper pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery from the incident that took place in July and will not be prosecuted. West reportedly did not have to appear at the Los Angeles courthouse.
West agreed to the plea in exchange for having the attempted grand theft charge being dropped.
West will need to pay for damage to the man’s camera and any medical bills for the victim.
Ramos was in court and requested that Kanye West be sent to jail. He claimed he had suffered “trauma” and emotional injuries. He will be filing a civil suit against Kanye with attorney Gloria Allred.
Allred spoke to the media after the session, stating, “If Mr West does not comply with terms and conditions of probation – in the court’s words – he is not going to make special dispensation to a celebrity. Danny and I believe Kanye West should have been sent to jail. He showed no remorse for attacking Mr. Ramos, in fact he’s bragged about it.
“Danny and I feel Mr west should have been required to show up in court today… Kanye seems to think this is a big joke. West is not above the law. We are glad that Mr. West did enter a plea, but we do think the sentence handed down today was not sufficient.”
West does not perform in concert again until May 2 in Perth, Australia. Kanye is also busy planning his wedding to reality star Kim Kardashian.
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