September 30, 2016  

Kanye West Sued for Allegedly Beating Up a Photographer

January 7, 2011 (3:08 am) GMT
Snapper Michael Vazquez filed court papers in New York alleging he was the victim of Kanye and his crew's vicious attack.

is facing a lawsuit from a photographer who alleges the rapper and his security team "assaulted" and "threatened" him in 2008. Snapper Michael Vazquez has filed court papers in New York alleging he was the victim of a vicious attack after he was hired to film and photograph a party for Casio G-Shock watches at the Guastavino's venue in New York City in May, 2008.

Vazquez claims West, who performed at the event, along with up to 10 unnamed members of his entourage "assaulted, battered, beat and threatened" him. The lawsuit reads, "The actions by defendants Kanye West's agents, servants and/or employees was committed with malice... (and) caused plaintiff to suffer injuries."

New York Post gossip column Page Six reports Vazquez, 44, wants unspecified damages for "physical, mental and emotional illness".

More Kanye West News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Solange Releases 'A Seat at the Table' Album Featuring Lil Wayne and Kelly Rowland
  2. 'The Bachelor': Get Details of Nick Viall's Carnival Date
  3. Is That a Baby Bump? Christina Aguilera Looks Pregnant When Attending Drake's Concert
  4. Yes, Jessica Biel Eats in the Shower and She Wants You to Try It Too
  5. 'War for the Planet of the Apes' Gets Official Synopsis, First Footage Is Coming to NYCC
  6. Iggy Azalea Pushes Back 'Digital Distortion' Release to 2017, Cites Nick Young Drama
  7. Ben Affleck Says Taylor Swift Was Like 'God' When His Kids Met Her
  8. Kendall Jenner Unveils New Lip Tattoo