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Kanye West Charged With Battery, Grand Theft In LAX Attack

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Two months after lashing out a pesky photographer who was hounding him at LAX, Kanye West has finally been charged with battery and grand theft.

Before the July 19 incident, West had demanded that the paparazzi just stop talking to him. Of course, one of the paparazzi refused, asking, "Why can't we talk to you?" West was furious and approached him, only for the photographer Daniel Ramos to claim, "No, I don't want to fight with you. Seriously, I don't want to fight with you, man." West suggested that Ramos was looking for a $250,000 payout and then shoves Ramos.

Ramos hired Gloria Allred to represent him, and Allred said Ramos was using crutches and a cane, "Mr. West suddenly attacked Danny, punching him and attempting to wrestle Danny's camera from his hands. Danny held onto his camera and fell down onto his knees onto the paved sidewalk with enough force that he sustained injuries to his right hip, was in great pain and had to be transported in an ambulance to the emergency room."

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The charges are misdemeanors; if convicted of both, West faces up to a year in jail. The city attorney's office has set the musician's arraignment for October 10 but West doesn't need to show up if he has an attorney appear in his place. In the meantime, West seems concerned with the progress of his future home with Kim Kardashian.