Kanye West makes $250K settlement with teenager he attacked in doctor’s office


A few weeks ago, Kim Kardashian was in some sort of medical complex and a teenager tried to talk to her. When Kim basically told the kid to back off a little, the kid began screaming obscenities and racial slurs at her. Kim was on the phone with Kanye, and Kanye raced to her. When Kanye found the kid, he reportedly punched the kid 30 times or so, although these events are somewhat disputed. We know there was an assault of some kind, and I tend to believe that the kid was saying rude, obnoxious stuff. TMZ also reported last week that the kid didn’t want to take this thing all the way through a criminal investigation, and he was looking for a quick settlement from Yeezington. Well, he got it:

The guy Kanye West beat up in the waiting room of a Beverly Hills chiropractor hit the jackpot … scoring a settlement of MORE THAN $250,000 … TMZ has learned. Sources familiar with the negotiations tell us … the young man who allegedly hurled racial epithets at Kim earlier this month has agreed to the civil settlement and now feels satisfied enough that he does NOT want to go forward with a criminal prosecution.

Law enforcement sources tell us … the D.A. has not decided whether to charge Kanye with battery. The reality is … there’s almost no chance of that happening. First, the D.A. now has an uncooperative victim. Second, the victim’s alleged racial epithets will not sit well with the jury. And there are probably lots of Kanye fans in the jury pool.

We’re told during the settlement negotiations the victim’s demand soared to the upper 6 figures, so $250K is just a fraction. We called Kanye’s civil lawyer, Shawn Holley for comment … but we got nothin’. Nevertheless … we’re calling it case closed.

[From TMZ]

Sure. I could see this. Seems perfectly reasonable in this world. I guess Kim never did get around to filing charges against the kid either. Whatever.

Can I change the subject only slightly? Radar says Yeezington is really pissed at Anna Wintour for giving Lena Dunham a Vogue cover rather than Kim Kardashian. HA!

Too big for your designed sneakers, Kanye? During a recent power lunch at the Beverly Hills Polo Lounge, the hip hop star demanded answers from Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour to the question: Why did she judge Girls star Lena Dunham as being cover worthy for the famed fashion bible, while his fiance, Kim Kardashian, has long been overlooked?

Kanye, 36, insisted to the British-born fashion icon that Kim is “just as talented as Lena, if not more so,” one source revealed to Radar. “Kanye thinks that Kim has a much bigger fan base and appeal than Lena. To Kanye, it’s insulting that his friend Anna is still refusing to even consider putting Kim on the cover of Vogue. He thinks Anna is listening to a bunch of ‘know-nothing’ corporate haters, as he put it. He’s upset that Anna isn’t willing to do him this personal favor and put Kim on the cover. Kanye knows that it’s always been a huge dream of Kim’s to be on the Vogue cover and Kanye wants to make it comes true. If nothing else, Kanye is persistent.”

The father-of-one may still has some work to do, however. During Kanye’s recent concert tour stop in Brooklyn, Wintour chose not to sit next to the E! starlet, despite being in the same VIP box.

“Anna is no fan of Kim or any reality star appearing in the pages of the magazine,” one spy previously told Radar. There is one consolation for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star: Wintour is “open to the idea” of having Kardashian, 33, appear on the cover of the French or Italian edition of the magazine, a source confirmed.

“She hopes that will get Kanye off of her back,” said the insider. “There would still be some backlash if Anna allowed that to happen, but not as much if Kim were to appear on the U.S. edition.”

[From Radar]

It’s my understanding that Anna doesn’t have that much sway in the international editions of Vogue. I mean, all of the international editions have their own editors-in-chief, their own editorial prerogatives. Which means IF Kim scores a Vogue Italia cover or a Vogue France cover, it will be because those editors wanted her, not because Nuclear Wintour passed her off.



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  1. Badirene says:

    I call shennigans on this whole attack. It was as real as the nose on Kim’s face.

  2. The Original G says:

    Well, that’ll teach that kid a lesson!

  3. doofus says:

    well, let’s see. Lena Dunham, love or hate her, got famous for actual talent.

    Kim got famous for getting peed on in a sex tape.

    I wonder why Lena got the GD cover?!

  4. klaas says:

    I’d rather see Snooki on the cover than this walking mess.

  5. Kiddo says:

    Again, this is like a reverse Sophie’s Choice, in elimination versus embracement, so Kardashian for the Vogue elimination win. At least Lena has some talent and reason to be on TV.

    Question: Do Europeans like the Kardashians? You would think the idea of Kim on a Vogue cover would enrage them more than Americans.

  6. Val says:

    Publicity stunt… The kid was hired by them….

  7. NewWester says:

    So this kid and his lawyer settled for 250k against a man worth millions who beat him up? None of this adds up.
    Either this kid has a lot to hide and does not want it to come out in court( but the hospital photos of him battered and bruised could help his case. If there were photos and he went to the hospital!)
    Or PMK and company made this up for their show.
    But I see Lucifer’s hoof prints all over this

  8. Neffie says:

    This was such a set up, Kanye is a fool and got played big time.

  9. Cloud&feather says:

    Seems more like they hired this kid for $250k to keep their names in the press in the face of plummeting ratings. Publicity stunt!

  10. maddy says:

    Publicity stunt. This kid threatened to kill her infront of the paps (witnesses!!!) and she didn’t even file a police report? BS!

  11. Solace says:

    Though your assumptions are on the mark most of the time…you couldn’t be more wrong on this.Anna Wintour is the creative director of Conde Nast so i am sure,she holds enough sway to push Kim on to the other vogue editions abroad.

  12. Maum says:

    I don’t think Europeans would care much about Kim being on a Vogue cover. Most people probably wouldn’t even recognise her.

    Was she really peed on in that sex tape???? Who would want to film herself being pissed on… literally?

  13. Mylene - Montreal says:

    i think this “negociation” is a bad idea. Everybody who needs money is going to attack verbally Kim K. now and ask for money after ? … Bad.

    • Marigold says:

      You left out the part where Kanye beat the sh*t out of the kid. He isn’t getting money for verbally attacking her. He’s getting money so he won’t press assault and battery charges against Kanye. People can say whatever they want to Kim and will walk away with nothing as long as Kanye can keep his hands to himself. And that’s assuming any of this really happened the way K&K said it did, which is debatable.

  14. JudyK says:

    Thug Kanye in his Pimp Fur Coat.

  15. Lark says:

    I’m surprised people think this is a publicity stunt. There are a lot of psycho little assholes out there. That said, this kid probably knew Kanye had an awful temper and probably set it up planning so that Kanye would attack him and he could milk the shit out of it for money.

    • swack says:

      Really. How did he know Kanye was anywhere close by? They came in separate cars. Your theory doesn’t make sense. And while there are psychos out there, we only have the word of Kim that he said what he said. Not saying he didn’t but the whole thing stinks of publicity stunt because we have no concrete proof he verbally attacked Kim and we have seen no proof that he was beaten up (no pictures, nothing). It was probably his payday for helping them create drama.

      • idk says:

        I just find it weirrd that in a society where everything is public, how have we not learned this boy’s name or ANYTHING about him at all? How has that managed to stay private? So the lesson here is, it pays big to be a racist? I don’t think Kanye will learn from this at all…he’s too angry of a person. I’m surprised he hasn’t punched Anna in the face for rejecting Kim for the Vogue cover. Even if Kim was to get the cover, it wouldn’t mean anything because we all know Anna would be pressured or blackmailed into doing it lol.

      • swack says:

        @idk – I see what your saying about not knowing the name or anything about him. This makes the whole set up theory even more probable. You are calling him a racist (again, he may be) but you have NO proof of what he said. The only proof is from “sources” and not from an actual witness or recording (remember Kim said that it was recorded). Just as we don’t have concrete proof about the beating – again only “sources” as no witnesses have come forward in either situation. As far as Vogue, it is what it is and Kanye just needs to get over it. I’m not taking either side, both are idiots.

      • idk says:

        @ swack

        Agreed, there really is no proof.

    • Josephine says:

      Yup – lots of psychos – they’re called Kardashians.

  16. Nanea says:

    Their lawyer is *the* Shawn Holley of Cracken fame?

    Well, it must be true then!

  17. eliza says:

    This whole beat up was a Kris Kardashian/Kanye West production from beginning to end.

    These two attention whores need to stop. First it was the “surprise” engagement………filmed for the show. Next the b.s about Versailles and a huge wedding shindig there. Voguegate and now this.

    These people are sooooo see through it’s disgusting!

  18. Dawn says:

    I think it’s too bad that the kid think that $250,000.00 is enough to settle this krapfest. I know to an 18 year old that is a ton of money but in reality not so much. This is nothing more than a piss in the wind for Kardashian-West. I really hate that Kanye Kardashian-West is alleged to hit the kid when there are witness to his attack and the kid is called a straight up racist when no one is witness what the Queen of Liars says he said. The mere fact that this cow didn’t call the police to me says it never happened that way. And oh how the story has changed at least 5 times now. The first three or four said that Kim had to call Kanye who just happened to be just a mere few minutes away AND now in this story it is stated that Kim was on the phone at the time with Mr. Kardashian-West. I call BS as is everything with these two losers. God they are the ugliest of the ugly. And Anna Wintour better stick to her guns and keep that piss-queen off of Vogue because if she is going to put women like Kim on the cover she may as well march on down to where ever the working girls are and pick out a few of them to make up all pretty to put on the cover. The only difference is how much one makes over the other.

  19. Pumpkin Pie says:

    I don’t understand the publicity stunt thing. Committing a crime – battering someone – is not the kind of publicity a person would want for themselves. But who knows. Anyway, it’s not a sane decision.

  20. Ang says:

    She needs to stay happy that she’s on the cover of Star, In Touch and other rags. I hope they continue to decline in the ratings and get cancelled.

  21. Aly says:

    The day the put that piece of trash on a Vogue magazine is the day I stop thinking of Vogue as an actual legit magazine.

    If they cave to crazy f*cking Kanye and lose all integrity! they will lose massive respect all across the globe. All parts of the world know how worthless she is (both but Kanye thinks he’s a god) and putting her on a cover would cause second hand embarrassment for everyone but Kanye.

    I don’t like Lena at all, but at least she actually does something. Running and starring in a popular show isn’t easy. Though it may be a terrible one, it’s still hard work.

  22. Angelica says:

    I think it’s terrible that anyone would fear that there would be Kanye fans on the jury. The jurors should know that physical violence is physical violence, regardless of how much they luuuuuuvvv Kanye. If they don’t, well, they aren’t smart enough to decide on a verdict. Lets see, what else? Dear God, don’t give this woman anymore magazine covers, but we can give her a pass on tabloid fodder, please don’t let her have a star on the Walk of Fame, and please let her show cease to exist soon. That’s all I ask.

  23. Mingy says:

    250 k is probably what they were going to pay the kid for his “racial abuse” to poor kim.

    • idk says:

      Kim`s making 250 000 dollars to attend that ball in Austria. She has to spend the night on the arm of that old man. In past years, he hired Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson, and Carmen Electra. So, I guess she can use her paycheck from that to pay the kid. Who am I kidding, kanye is paying that bill.

      • idk says:

        I could see E paying IF this ends up being a part of the storyline for their show, but I don’t think E cameras were with her that day.

      • TheCountess says:

        Ball season is such a fun time in Vienna, but to see it sullied by Kim Kardashian just puts a damper on the entire thing.

      • jwoolman says:

        IDK- you forgot Lindsay Lohan. Yes, the old Austrian gentleman (who really does seem legit with no unseemly intentions) gave The Cracken $250,000 to accompany him to the ball and do some promo stuff for business or something. She went on a shopping spree at the airport and was late to the plane, and didn’t have the $20,000 or so needed to have the plane held for her, apparently. Well, that was the story. So she never showed up at the ball. He was able to get replacement arm candy, however. Last I heard, he was wondering if he would have to take her to court to get his $250,000 back although it was a new situation fir him. I hope he learned never to pay in advance.

      • idk says:


        I hadn’t hear that story…very interesting ! Yes I believe the old man doesn’t have any perverted intentions…he just likes arm candy for the night to help him promote whatever. I’m just surprised Kanye is ok with Kim doing that (as it’s been reported he is very controlling of Kim).

  24. Deliae says:

    It’s so obvious that its a publicity. There is zero proof that this even happened. No pics, no name of that kid, how many times Kim and Kanye changed their story of what really happened. Its all fake. Just for their failing ratings. That kid was probably a hired actor from these lowlife people.
    And you have to take into account that we only have the word of Kim Kardashian, a woman who even had a fake wedding for ratings. You can’t take what some reality tv star says seriously. They will do anything to stay in the limelight. How low can someone go to fake a racial attack?

  25. yolo112 says:

    A – This whole story is buuuullllllllshit. Basically, they paid some random $250,000 for some little acting job and publicity. Woes is me, Kim, the victim. Period.
    B – WHAT is the big effing deal about being on the cover of Vogue!? Good lawd, Kanye, let that shit go already. It’s getting a lot crazy, and frankly, harder to believe that he’s STILL proposing this idea. I mean, EVERY time he meets or talks to Wintour???? UUUgghhhhh… it’s played out already…kinda like the sweat shirt layered with a jacket look. *stank face*
    C- Hawt damn, everytime I see her in that cheap ass satin bed sheet turned jumper, it looks worse and worse… nude bra showing, spanx line at the knee, boobs all over the damn place… *high fashion*

  26. qtpi says:

    If he is really begging Wintour for a cover I would be mortified if I was Kim. How embarrassing that he has to run around and do that for her. Seriously. Get some self respect. And why is Wintour even friends with him? I would have been over him ages ago.

  27. Lux says:

    Firstly, it’s interesting that Kanye and Lindsay have the same lawyer. Secondly, wasn’t there an article at the beginning of the month about how Kim. Isn’t selling magazines anymore?

  28. TheCountess says:

    You say “settlement,” I say, “Paid the terms of the guy’s contract to stage an ‘attack.’”

  29. marmaduke45 says:

    Anna Wintour puts a Kardashian on the cover of Vogue and every ounce of her credibility gets annihilated.

  30. jwoolman says:

    It’s also possible that the setup didn’t originally include Kanye beating up the kid in front of witnesses. Certainly once again Kim has claimed some threat but hasn’t bothered with pesky police reports. She’s an experienced chronic liar and quite capable of making up a story out of whole cloth on the fly. She might have made it up on the spot and didn’t expect Kanye to actually get there so quickly, or didn’t realize what exactly he would do. Who knows? She and demon mom are capable of advance planning of fake incidents, though – remember the peculiar “flour bombing” when Kimmie was providentially wearing something easily cleaned off, had a snappy comment all ready, the bomber miraculously missed her hair, and the security people in video were obviously clearing the way for the bomber? Kimmie claimed she was going to press charges- and then nothing was ever heard of again about it.

  31. Dirty Martini says:

    I deal with corporate lawsuits and professionally my philosophy has long been “millions for defense not a dime for settlement”–when we are in the right –because kowtowing to a single shakedown will simply beget more shakedowns. Now if we screwed up — I eagerly seek to name the problem, settle the issue, learn from it, and apply those learnings.

    So Kanye ponied up $250K+. Either he knows he crossed the line or he has forgiven Obama for calling him a jackass and decided to redistribute wealth.

    And if Anna Wintour EVER puts Kim on the cover of Vogue….there will be no more purchases of Vogue by me as long as she is editor.

  32. Jag says:

    Most people would say it doesn’t count if Kanye bullies Wintour into giving Kim a cover, but she’s blank enough to see it as confirmation of how wonderful she thinks she is.

    I do want to know when they’re coming to the South because I’d love to see Kim for long enough to be able to buy a nice house, as well as pay off some medical bills.

  33. CarriOn says:

    famewhore stunt

    and can TMZ make it less obvious that they copy/paste the script PMK sends them,
    “Second, the victim’s alleged racial epithets will not sit well with the jury. And there are probably lots of Kanye fans in the jury pool.”

    So you expect me to believe there will be lots of KANYE fans in the jury pool…. seriously?