Reports surfaced in this month that Kanye West was involved in an alleged
batter at a Los Angeles chiropractor's office. Apparently, Kim Kardashian
and Kanye were at the office when an 18-year-old began verbally assaulting
Kardashian. Allegedly, Kanye was not with Kim during this time, but quickly
came to her aid and a fight ensued, resulting in a
battery on the man.
Attorneys for the alleged victim are saying that the young man is currently
in negotiations to settle the battery dispute out of court and without
criminal charges. Witnesses at the office building report that Kanye battered
the man pretty severely, however reports indicate that the young man does
not have any serious injuries.
Apparently the altercation began when the young man screamed racially biased
comments at Kardashian, calling her a "n… lover" and
other names. The verbal assault was the predecessor to the physical battery
that ensued. Initial reports indicated that the young man was actually
trying to protect Kardashian from a mob of reporters when the incident
took place, however that is yet unconfirmed.
Assault and battery are criminal offenses that can be charged individually.
Assault is typically charged where the individual is in immediate apprehension
of an attack. Battery is charged where a person makes an unwanted contact
with another person, causing harm but not necessarily causing any significant
or permanent damage. Both charges are serious
violent crimes and can result in long jail terms depending on the circumstances of the
case and the alleged victim. Potential defenses include defense of others
and self-defense and having an experienced attorney on your side will
enable you to explore these defense options.
If you, or someone you know, has been charged with assault or battery it
is important to have a criminal defense attorney on your side to help
you with the specific facts and circumstances of your case. Not all battery
charges can be addressed in a civil settlement, as it appears is the end-game
here for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. By contacting
Brown Law Offices today you will be taking the first step in addressing your charges and
achieving an equitable outcome. Call us 24/7 to schedule a free consultation.