Kanye West pleads no contest over battery charge

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Kanye West has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery against a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport last year in a special plea in which he maintains his innocence, The Associated Press reports. West entered the plea through his attorney and did not attend the court hearing Monday. West was sentenced to two years of probation, 24 anger management therapy sessions and 250 hours of community service. He was charged with misdemeanor counts of battery and grand theft after an altercation at LAX with photographer Daniel Ramos in July. Ramos claimed West punched him in an unprovoked attack and wrestled his camera to the ground during the scuffle.

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