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Kanye West Escapes Charges After Allegedly Punching A Fan Who Asked For An Autograph

Rapper Kanye West had some relief when prosecutors decided not to press charges against him for reportedly assaulting a fan who requested an autograph.

On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, the LA City Attorney’s office declared that they would not press charges against the rapper for the January incident.

“Regarding the incident involving Kanye West that took place January 13, 2022, after a thorough and careful review of all the evidence, our office is declining to file based on no reasonable likelihood of conviction.” a spokesperson told Page Six.

If found guilty of misdemeanor battery, Kanye would have been sentenced to six months in jail.

The rapper allegedly attacked a fan in January for harassing him for an autograph too frequently, according to sources.

When the incident’s aftermath was captured on camera, Kanye was seen standing over a man who was lying on the ground in a prone position.

West was clearly agitated and was yelling at a female staffer, “get away from me” whilst she tried to calm him down.

After video of the incident went viral, Kanye West denied reports that he had punched the man.

His attorneys revealed the gentleman had been following Kanye around everywhere to try and get an autograph.

Kanye’s lawyer claims he was an ‘autograph broker’.

Reacting to the City’s decision not to charge his client, the rapper’s lawyer, Michael Goldstein said: “We are satisfied with this resolution as it recognizes my client did nothing wrong.”

“Video and photographs provided to the City Attorney’s office confirmed that this particular individual followed my client to three different locations over a short period of time and ultimately waited for him at his hotel where he approached my client at 3 a.m. [local time]. He once again entered my client’s personal space, which was unacceptable,”

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