Finally, that Kanye West v. paparazzo case (in regards to the incident from July 19) comes to a close. Originally charged with a misdemeanor after the photographer had tried to sue Kanye for criminal battery and attempted grand theft (of his camera), Kanye has pleaded no contest, dismissing the case entirely.
Unfortunately, he’s not exactly off the hook, as Kanye is now on a 24-month probationary period (if not violated, this case will be erased from his record), and must complete 250 hours of community service, attend 24 sessions of anger management therapy, and pay for the photographer’s equipment and any medical bills incurred.
The photog wasn’t pleased with the ruling. According to TMZ, he said in court that he felt Kanye should be sent to jail, discussing the trauma that the incident caused. Of course.