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Thursday
Aug222013

Kanye West Sued by Videographer over LAX Altercation

Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage for H&M(LOS ANGELES) -- Kanye West isn't out of the woods yet in the wake of his altercation with a videographer at Los Angeles International Airport last month.

Los Angeles County prosecutors recently declined to pursue felony charges against him, but the rapper is now facing a lawsuit from the videographer, who claims assault and battery.

Power lawyer Gloria Allred, representing videographer Daniel Ramos, held a press conference on Wednesday to announce the lawsuit.  Allred claims West punched Ramos and tried to snatch the paparazzo's camera away from him.

Video of the incident indeed showed West trying to take the videographer's camera.

Ramos fell down onto his knees onto a paved sidewalk, injuring his right hip, Allred stated.  As a result, she said, he had to be taken to the emergency room.

Allred called on West to apologize for his actions.  She also criticized celebrities who supported West for confronting the videographer, including Cher and Kirstie Alley.

Ramos says he has suffered physically and emotionally because of the incident, and needs a cane to walk around because of his injuries.  He seeks unspecified damages.

Though prosecutors declined to pursue felony charges against West, he could still face misdemeanor charges.

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