Video footage of the incident that saw Kanye West charged with three misdemeanor crimes.
According to the rather gleeful TMZ.com Kanye West has just been charged with three criminal misdemeanors; vandalism, battery, and grand theft, in connection with the camera-smashing incident at LAX.
The trouble comes from an incident recorded within LAX itself, on 11 September last year. West and his manager Don Crowley were caught on tape in what appeared to be a scuffle with a TMZ photographer. You can click to play the clip above and make up your own mind, but it does seem as though West was being rather aggressive and that after the initial wrestling about, both of the accused had a hand in smashing up a pap’s equipment.
TMZ.com claims that West actually broke their light while they were filming and assaulted their staff, and that Crowley broke a still and video camera. According to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office, a videotape of the incident showed West and his manager “forcibly wrestling a still camera from one of the photographers.”
Both men are scheduled to be arraigned on April 14. West could get up to 2.5 years in jail if convicted on all counts.
Crowley could get five years (for the six crimes with which he was charged; 2 counts of vandalism, 2 counts of battery and 2 counts of grand theft.)