Kanye West Pleads Not Guilty in Alleged Paparazzi Attack

Meanwhile, Gloria Allred shames 'Yeezus' for not showing up in person

Kanye West Not Guilty LAX Paparazzi Trial Court Battery
Gloria Allred criticized Kanye West for not showing up to the hearing Photo by Getty Images
Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

Kanye West plead not guilty to criminal battery and attempted grand theft on Thursday in the case of his well-documented scuffle with paparazzo Daniel Ramos outside of Los Angles' LAX airport. The Yeezus star was not present for the court date, via TMZ, so his lawyer Blair Berk filed on his behalf. This drew the ire of the plaintiff's famous attorney Gloria Allred, who, in the video below, seems pretty up-to-date on West's recent touring woes.

The criminal charges, of course, stem from the July incident in which West was caught on camera seemingly attacking a photographer who'd been needling him with aggressive questions on what the MC has since calmly characterized as a very, very bad day. Initial felony charges were tossed out, but the misdemeanor case carries a maximum penalty of a year behind bars. Allred and Ramos have also filed a civil suit against West.

Meanwhile, watch as Allred throws shade:

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
Now Playing
  • 1 Young Buffalo — No Idea " 03:59
  • 2 Vaadat Charigim — Ein Li Makom " 03:46
  • 3 Lindstrøm — Home Tonight " 09:13
  • 4 Will Butler — You Must Be Kidding " 03:54
  • 5 Clarence Clarity — 1-800-WORSHIP " 04:30
  • 6 The Knocks — Dancing With Myself " 00:00
  • 7 Lady Gaga — Till It Happens to You " 03:24

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA