Kanye West pleads not guilty in paparazzi scuffle case

May 19th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI  

Kanye West Washington, May 19 (ANI): American rapper Kanye West has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor vandalism, battery and grand theft charges in the paparazzi scuffle case that took place at Los Angeles International Airport on September 11.

West, 31, was not present in court on May 15, and was represented by his lawyer, Blair Berk, reports People magazine.

West’s road manager, Don Crawley, 33, who was charged with two counts of each of the above crimes, also pleaded not guilty through his attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley.

The two had been arrested eight months ago for the altercation while attempting to catch a flight to Honolulu, and a video showed both of them wrestling a camera away from a photographer, with each smashing parts of it into the ground.

West and Crawley’s next hearing is scheduled for July 15. (ANI)

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