News: Kanye West Due In Court Over Airport Scuffle

Friday, Jul 17, 2009 9:20AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's publicized legal case involving an alleged assault against a photographer will continue in court next week.

Originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday (July 15), the gathering will now now begin early next week.

Rap superstar Kanye West has a court hearing scheduled in Los Angeles Monday (July 20) in connection with his arrest last year in an incident with a photographer. West is not required to attend the hearing and his attorney Blair Berk will likely get a continuance. Kanye is charged with three misdemeanors from the September 11th incident when he and his manager allegedly smashed a camera and flash. (Radar Online)

He previously pleaded "not guilty" earlier this year.

Ye has pleaded not guilty to battery charges. Kanye's attorney Blair Berk snuck in under the radar and appeared on his behalf this past Friday (May 15). West's road manager, Don Crawley, 33, who was charged with two counts of each of the above crimes, also pleaded not guilty through his attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley. (People)

Attorneys for both Ye and Crowley appeared in court a month prior before being granted additional time for arraignment.

West's lawyer went to court and won a delay for West's arraignment for smashing a photog's gear. The famous Blair Berk reps Kanye while Crowley is repped by prominent defense attorney Shawn Chapman Holley. (TMZ)

He was officially charged last March.

The rapper has been charged with three misdemeanor counts of vandalism, grand theft and battery stemming from a scuffle with a paparazzo at LAX in September 2008. Kanye's manager Don Crawley was also charged with two counts each of vandalism, grand theft and battery. If convicted of all charges, West could face up to two years and six months in jail, while Crawley could face up to five years. (Extra TV)

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