Kanye West won’t be prosecuted for attacking photog because… California.

Over the weekend, we discussed how Kanye West had assaulted a paparazzo at LAX. Yeezus was coming back to LA from Europe, I guess, and the paparazzi swarmed him as soon as he stepped out of LAX. Kanye had previously yelled at a paparazzo for daring to speak to him (in Yeezus’s defense, the pap was really annoying), and Yeezus was not in a good mood upon his arrival at LAX. So when a pap tried to talk to him, Yeezus struck! The LAPD were investigating, the paparazzo was interviewed and it looked like there was a possibility that Yeezus could be charged with felony battery and maybe attempted robbery (because Kanye might have tried to grab the guy’s camera). So, less than a week later, what has become of it? Nothing. California’s justice system has one motto: #YOLO.

Kanye West must have a really good lawyer, because law enforcement sources tell us it’s virtually certain he will NOT be charged with ANY crime in connection with last week’s paparazzo attack.

Here’s the way we’re told it will play out.

LAPD robbery detectives are investigating the photog’s allegation that Kanye tried to steal his camera — but our sources say that dog won’t hunt. The D.A. will NEVER charge Kanye with felony attempted robbery, because there’s no proof he tried to pilfer the camera at LAX.

We’re told cops will send the attempted robbery file to the D.A. and they expect it will be rejected within days.

The next step — the file goes to the L.A. City Attorney for a possible misdemeanor criminal battery prosecution. But here’s why that won’t happen. We’re told Kanye is willing to ante up some cash to make the case go away, and it’s perfectly legal. It’s called a civil compromise and it’s done everyday.

So Kanye will skate … and probably attack another photog.

The end.

[From TMZ]

“Civil compromise”? Meaning Kanye writes a check to the photographer and the guy drops the charges? Of course they have a fancy name for it in California. It’s a “civil compromise” of course. For what it’s worth, I don’t really think what Kanye did was felony battery or whatever – most states have degrees of battery charges, and it really didn’t seem like Kanye was trying to really hurt the guy or steal his camera. It seemed more like “sinister shenanigans” which I wish was a real legal term.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. V4Real says:

    Kanye needs to be prosecuted for being a douche.

    The pap looks like he is laughing in the third photo. I bet he’s saying yeah I’m about to get paid now. Thanks dumbass.

  2. janie says:

    Anyone shocked? I didn’t think so.. This man is a ticking time bomb.

    • MCraw says:

      Ticking time bomb? I mean, seriously, who is Kanye West going to kill?

      That pap looks like he’s having fun. He wanted a payday and got it. Kanye’s crazy, but he’s not a predator or danger to society, especially with jackals like the paps stoking his unstable flames.

  3. Dawn says:

    Because it was faked for the other camera people! Kanye and the pap knew that Kanye would pay the dude well for the little show they put on. Everything with Kardashian and now West is all smoke and mirrors. Can’t believe that people buy into these two and now they are putting golden toilets in their home because…well they can. These two are stuck in JR High and have the mentality of a 15 year old. What are they going to do when the money dries up?

  4. lisa2 says:

    Kanye said the guy was trying to get him in trouble and that he would have to pay the guy $250,000 and then he attacked.

    so we know how much money the guy will get. Kanye has no business attacking anyone. Even when they are being annoying. Not a good example for a father.

    • Jane says:

      Yeah, he made a comment about how much money it would cost him and then proceeded to give the papps exactly what they wanted, an expensive temper tantrum.

      He acts like a five year, and an idiotic five year at that. Telling photos not to talk to him is not only stupid, but a red flag to them. He is not only being played by those papps but he is paying them to play him.

  5. Elodie says:

    yeah he stood his ground alright… *side eye*

  6. Erinn says:

    God, California.

    What does it honestly take to get charged like a regular person in California? Is there some sort of bi-law that celebrities are just extra special and off-limits?

    It baffles me that so many celebrities get to skate in court no matter how many times they have to appear. EG: Lindsay Lohan.

  7. stinky says:

    he really does have only one expression, doesnt he.

  8. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I’m sure the pap is laughing all the way to the bank.

    For his own sake, Kanye needs to keep his cool.
    F*ck the paps.

  9. lovegossip says:

    Just once I’d like someone to help prosecute these Assholes and NOT take a payout! :-( I know that’ll never happen, but damn woyldnt that be awesome? They would probably get money for interviews as the “citizen” that didn’t want money, but justice, so if that is what they want, we could see a jerk get what’s coming (kinda) and they could get what they obviously want! UGH

    • Nudgie says:

      The problem with prosecution is that the ‘celebrity’ has lawyers and cash to throw at the plaintiff and could keep the case in the court system for years, costing the person and/or State tons of money.

      The State actually encourages people to settle and keep the courts from being clogged up – to no success :(

  10. paranormalgirl says:

    Sick of these “celebrities” getting away with their bad behavior. It’s constant and it feeds right into their massive egos.

  11. Anne says:

    Frankly, the paps are every bit as obnoxious as the worst celebs and much more vicious–the public doesn’t hear the ugly, disgusting things the paps call out to celebs to get them to react (and who wouldn’t react to being verbally abused), but we all tsk-tsk at the shots of the celebs giving them the finger or looking angry and aggressive. I don’t think the celebs are innocent or anything (particularly Kanye), but these paps are not held accountable for their behavior (especially in public opinion) the way that celebs are.

    • Another Ann says:

      I agree. It’s one thing to snap a picture of someone. But to stalk them, follow them all around town, lurk outside their homes, curse at them, yell disgusting things about their loved ones – why is that okay? It wouldn’t be allowed if someone did that to a “regular” citizen – you’d be arrested. Why does being a paparazzi give them special rights?

      I’ve seens some celeb/pap encounters where I’m amazed the celeb didn’t haul off and slug them.

    • Jennabean says:

      It’s one thing to give the finger or even if kanye was say stuck and couldn’t get away from the paps but this guy talked crap put his bags in his car that he could have got into just as easily them attacked like a bad dog and to me that’s why he should get in trouble there was a way to walk away but instead he said f it

  12. Anna-fo-Fanna says:

    Ugly people living ugly lives.

  13. Sabrine says:

    It looks like the pap is actually pushing into Kanye in the first photo. No wonder there was no case. It’s obvious the pap was looking for a payday, which I guess he got anyway. It’s too bad Kanye paid him off because other paps will now try and take advantage of this easy money ploy.

    If I was Kanye I’d slap on some headphones, listen to a really good audiobook or music and ignore the opportunists waiting for him at the airport.

  14. EscapedConvent says:

    So this disgusting assclown paparrazzo got his paycheck, which was the whole point of the exercise.

    Kanye knew it, said as much, yet he goes with it & gives the guy what he came for.

    Hope the paparazzo enjoys his new cash windfall. This is like the new Lottery.

  15. roxy750 says:

    No, I am sick of the paps being so stalkery. It’s sick and it’s messed up, I don’t blame Kanye–I don’t like the guy b/c I think he’s an arrogant perverted idiot but being harrassed all the time would pixx me off too. Although—-if he didn’t want the limelight you can get out of it — he chooses too. So whatever. Also tired of people calling everything battery and abuse and robbery over nothing—theres a such thing as these horrible crimes and they can be horrific, abuse of the system is what it is.

    • Joe- Joe says:

      Do you really think that if Kanye hated the paps he would have a baby with a Kardashian? He is as big a fame whore as his baby mama and her family.He is just mad because his album Yeezus tanked and his popularity has gone down since hooking up with that awful girlfriend.Believe me this man loves being photographed and talked about that is one of the things that brought him and Kim together.

  16. Deidre says:

    Poor photo man looks so hurt and afraid from laughter while they incompetently Mano grapple.. this is an artlessly outrage scuffle staged event.. What Bigfoot Khloe’s salaried thug-cheat hubby Lamar can fake dispute against nosy papps without exclusive hauteur fashion style, ‘in his own mind’.. exerted brilliantly talented godly distain.. Kanye can easily fake stage more-so..

  17. Dommy Dearest says:

    Seriously, eff this guy.

  18. Katherine says:

    HEY! Don’t insult my state. We’re not Florida.