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Kanye West sentenced to two years probation for assaulting photographer

The rapper will also have to undergo anger management sessions and 250 hours of community service

Kanye West has pleaded no contest and been sentenced to two years probation for assaulting a photographer at an airport in Los Angeles.

West, who was not present in court, submitted a special plea through his attorney in which he maintains his innocence.

The rapper was sentenced to two years of probation, 24 anger management therapy sessions and 250 hours of community service for misdemeanor battery.

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Paparazzo Daniel Ramos accuses West of punching him and grabbing his camera in an unprovoked attack last July at Los Angeles International Airport.

West maintains his innocence and the plea cannot be used against him in a civil lawsuit brought against him by Ramos, the BBC reports.

The photographer claims he still takes medication from injuries sustained from the alleged attack. “I was doing my job and he broke the law,” Ramos said. “If I did what he did to me, I’d be behind bars.”

West was arrested in 2008 following another altercation with photographers at the same airport. The case was dismissed after he paid for their broken equipment and attended anger management counselling.

Earlier this year, West reached a civil settlement with another man he had been accused of assaulting in Beverly Hills after the man reportedly used a racial slur against his fiancee, Kim Kardashian. No charges were filed in that case.

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