People are always trying to make money in this world, so it’s not a surprise in any way, shape or form that the photographer who got into a scuffle with Kanye West at LAX last month is trying to sue. Daniel Ramos has filed a lawsuit against Yeezus with charges of assault, battery, negligence and interference with the exercise of civil rights and he wants to be paid bigtime for it. Also, he wants the case to have a jury trial. What’s with these yahoos?
Here’s Digital Spy‘s rundown:
“Without warning or provocation, Defendant West suddenly attacked, punching Plaintiff Ramos and attempting to wrestle the camera from Plaintiff Ramos’s hands,” the papers allege.
“Ramos held onto his camera and fell down onto his knees onto the paved sidewalk with enough force that he sustained injuries to his right hip, as well as accompanying pain and emotional distress.”
Ramos described West’s behavior as “willful, wanton and malicious” with “conscious disregard” of his rights and feelings, explaining that he has suffered loss of earnings, medical expenses and “great mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering”.
Ramos is seeking unspecified damages and an order banning West from “touching, striking, annoying, contacting, molesting, attacking, threatening, or otherwise interfering with” him.
Uh, molesting? Somehow I don’t think you’ll need protection from that, bro. Hilariously, his lawyer is none other than Gloria Allred, who has become a total joke (she repped Tiger Woods‘ ex-girlfriend Rachel Uchitel, just to name one). Here’s his statement at the press conference he held surrounding the lawsuit (via E! Online) – seriously, what an asshole:
“I was just trying to do my job. I am speaking out today because I don’t want what happened to me to ever happen to anyone else.”
LOL. Never thought I’d be defending Kanye West, but what this guy is an idiot.