News

Kanye West gets probation in scuffle with photographer

Kanye West gets probation in scuffle with photographer

PROBATION: Kanye West gets a two-year probation sentence. Photo: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rapper Kanye West was placed on a two-year probation on Monday and ordered to complete community service and anger management sessions after pleading no contest to misdemeanor charges stemming from an altercation with a photographer last year, a court spokeswoman said.

Grammy-winning West, 36, did not appear at the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse and the no contest plea was entered on his behalf by his attorney Blair Berk. Photographer Daniel Ramos attended the hearing with his attorney, Gloria Allred.

West was placed on probation for 24 months and will have to complete 240 hours of community service and 24 anger management sessions. The rapper will be formally booked but will not have to spend any time in jail.

PHOTOS: 13 pictures of Kanye West looking angry

He will be required back in court for a restitution hearing and progress update on July 17.

West and Ramos were involved in a scuffle outside of the Los Angeles International Airport in July, which was captured in a video posted on celebrity news website TMZ. It showed the rapper appearing to lunge at Ramos.

West has become a frequent target of paparazzi after striking up a romance last year with reality TV star Kim Kardashian. The couple’s first child, a baby girl named North West, was born in June, and they are now engaged to marry.

(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Eric Kelsey and Lisa Shumaker)

Latest Headlines

in Local

American Folk Festival Underway in Bangor

WGAN IMAGE

The American Folk Festival is underway in Bangor with acts ranging from cowboy music and blue grass to Latin jazz and zydeco.

in Local

Maine Immunization Rates for Toddlers Now Nation’s Highest

GENERIC SCHOOL LUNCH

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say Maine's toddler immunization rate has surged from below average to the highest in the nation.

in Local

Maine Studying Plan to Transplant Sea Urchins for Fishing

GENERIC SEA URCHIN

Maine fishing regulators want to close an area to sea urchin fishing so they can evaluate a plan to transplant the spiny creatures.

in Local

Environmentalists Press on with Maine Lynx Trapping Lawsuit

GENERIC CANADA LYNX

A coalition of environmental groups says it will press on with a lawsuit designed to provide more protections for Maine's lynx despite new trapping restrictions adopted by the state.

in Local

Maine’s Largest Prison Looking for New Warden

GENERIC PRISON

Maine's largest prison is seeking a new warden.

Tweets

  • 8h
  • 11h
  • 24h
  • 27h
  • 28h
  • 28h
  • 28h