August 22, 2013 04:29:57 GMT
Daniel Ramos, a paparazzo who claims that West put him on crutches, says that he is suing the rapper because he doesn't 'want what happened to me to happen to anyone else.'
Daniel Ramos, a photographer who was involved in a camera scuffle with Kanye West at LAX in July, has filed an assault and battery lawsuit against the "Black Skinhead" rapper. Accompanied by his attorney Gloria Allred, Ramos spoke to reporters in a press conference on Wednesday, August 21.
During the press conference, Ramos claimed that West's action caused injury to his leg. He apparently was forced to use crutches for two weeks following the incident and is using cane. "He's still in pain," Allred added, as quoted by Wenn.
The high-profile attorney also revealed in the Wednesday event that she alerted West's attorney, saying that her client sued the rapper for assault, battery and interference with his civil rights. "It will be important for Kanye to apologize. That would be a start... Kanye needs to do the right thing," she explained.
Speaking of his reason to sue, Ramos said, "I was just trying to do my job. I don't want what happened to me to happen to anyone else." Ramos' attorney also filed restraining order against the rapper.
West was passing through a crowd of photographers who waited for him at Los Angeles International Airport when the incident happened back on July 19. A video obtained by TMZ shows the rapper turned to one of the photographers and said, "What you're trying to do is get me in trouble, so I step out and have to pay you like $250,000," before wrestling Ramos.
Last week, the L.A. County district attorney's office decided not to file a felony charge. However, the case was referred to the city attorney who could file misdemeanor charge.