Kanye West Settles Battery Lawsuit, Apologizes to Videographer
Kanye West has apologized and settled a lawsuit filed by Daniel Ramos, a videographer the rapper allegedly punched in Los Angeles in 2013.
Although there is no confirmation on whether or not Ramos received any sum of money, one of the settlement's terms was for Kanye to say he was sorry in person, Ramos' lawyer Gloria Allred told People in a statement. And to prove this happened, a photographer was on hand to capture the moment, which showed Yeezus flashing his pearly whites.
The case was set to go to trial on April 14. But after the settlement, it seems there's no need to enter a courtroom. "We cannot discuss the details of the settlement," the lawyer said, "except to say that one important aspect of it was an apology by Kanye West to our client, Daniel Ramos."
The whole mishap occurred on July 19, 2013, when Kanye allegedly took down a videographer and his camera and punched him outside the Los Angeles International Airport. The "All Day" rhymer was charged with misdemeanor battery and attempted grand theft.
Yeezus claimed self defense and plead not guilty. However, he ended up pleading no contest to misdemeanor battery in a special plea where he could still keep his innocence. But after this plea, Ramos was not satisfied with what transpired and filed a civil suit against the artist, which led to a deposition hearing in 2014.
Despite all of the drama surrounding this case, it looks like this chapter can finally be closed and Kanye can move on.
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