Kanye West settles lawsuit filed by paparazzo he scuffled with at LAX

Kanye West settles lawsuit filed by video paparazzo he messed with in 2013 -- but details remain a secret

Kanye West has settled a lawsuit brought by Danny Ramos, the videographer he was taped tangling with outside LAX in July 2013.

"[T]oday we filed a dismissal because the case was settled to the satisfaction of the parties," Ramos' attorney Gloria Allred said Tuesday in a statement that came a week before the case was to have gone to trial.

"We cannot discuss the details of the settlement," she said, "except to say that one important aspect of it was an apology by Kanye West to our client, Daniel Ramos."

As part of a civil suit alleging assault, battery, negligence and civil-rights interference, Ramos had sought general and punitive damages plus a court order preventing Yeezus from interfering with or abusing him or any other photographer, the attorney said. 

It all started when West was caught on video in 2013 approaching Ramos, who was part of a crowd of paparazzi peppering him with questions at LAX, and telling the freelancer, "What you're trying to do is get me in trouble, so I step out and have to pay you too much attention." After that, the camera shot went wacky, as if its operator were being manhandled in some way.

A second video of the incident had West appearing to wrestle Ramos to the ground for his camera and then walking away in disgust after the two were told to stop it.

In March, West pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge related to the scuffle and was sentenced to two years probation, 250 hours of community service and 24 session of anger management. He'd previously pleaded not guilty to initial misdemeanor charges of criminal battery and attempted grand theft, but the latter count was dropped. 

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