Kanye West Sentenced for Battery People
Rapper Kanye West was sentenced for battery after entering a plea in a case stemming from an incident last year at LAX, People magazine reports. West pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of battery, the story reports.
The case involved an alleged scuffle with a photographer at the airport.
The plea allows West to maintain his innocence for the sake of any potential civil lawsuit, but its effect is otherwise comparable to a guilty plea.
"West was sentenced to two years of probation, 24 anger management therapy sessions and 250 hours of community service," the story reports. "West entered the plea through his attorney and did not attend the court hearing Monday."
The report adds: "West was charged with misdemeanor counts of battery and grand theft after an altercation at LAX with photographer Daniel Ramos in July. Ramos claimed West punched him in an unprovoked attack and wrestled his camera to the ground during the scuffle."