Kanye West Reportedly Negotiating Settlement With Alleged Assault Victim
The 18-year-old man that Kanye West allegedly assaulted is requesting money to settle the potential case without criminal prosecution.
The 18-year-old man who Kanye West allegedly assaulted last week is currently in negotiations with the rapper's camp for several hundred thousand dollars in a civil settlement, according to TMZ.
As reported on January 13, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West's fiancee, was reportedly confronted by an 18-year-old man who allegedly called paparazzi "faggot-ass niggers." The man allegedly also told Kardashian: “Fuck you, bitch. Just trying to help you. Shut up nigger lover, stupid slut,” according to TMZ's report at the time. When West heard about the incident, he reportedly found the 18-year-old and allegedly punched the man.
Now the alleged victim is requesting several hundred thousand dollars in a civil settlement, reportedly hoping to avoid a public trial. The man has also reportedly not cooperated with police since the incident took place.
Days after the alleged assault, witnesses reported that West punched the alleged victim more than 30 times. TMZ now reports that the man has no apparent injuries from the alleged altercation.
West is currently in negotiations with the alleged victim, according to the TMZ report.