Kanye West Sued For Attacking Photographer

January 6th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
kanyeJan 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems that troubled rapper Kanye West can never come out controversies surrounding him. The “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” singer has been sued by a photographer, who claimed that Kanye West and his security guards assaulted him at East Side venue show in 2008. The law enforcement officials said that the name of the photographer is Michael Vazquez. Kanye West’s representative was unavailable for comments.

A reputed celebrity and lifestyle media outlet reported that in the legal document, Michael Vazquez has demanded vague charges for the assault. In the legal lawsuit, it was maintained that Michael Vazquez was an invitee on the show on the May 14, 2008 party. Kanye West, performed on the show with four topless dancers who were wearing helmets. However, as the night progressed the “Love Lockdown” singer’s agents and employees “detained and/or threatened” the photographer which might have caused more injuries to the latter. The legal document also reads that Kanye West and his employees committed the “assault battery” with harshness and later it became the cause of emotional, mental and physical illness of Michael Vazquez. However, the photographer was assaulted, beat, battered and threatened, the court documents stated.

On the other hand, it is yet unclear why the photographer has filed the lawsuit after two years. However, the attorney of the photographer declined to comment on the incident. The law enforcement officials reported that the photographer did lodge a complain stating that his cell phone and camera were taken by either Kanye West or restaurant’s security. He also stated that he suffered cuts on his face and dislocated shoulder as he was assaulted.

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