Photographer Slaps Kanye West With Assault Suit

An unhappy photographer is suing rapper Kanye West and his security team for allegedly “assaulted” and “threatened” him back in 2008.

Michael Vazquez has filed court papers in New York alleging he was the victim of a vicious attack after he was hired to film and photograph a party for Casio G-Shock watches at the Guastavino’s venue in New York City in May, 2008.

Vazquez says West, who performed at the gig, and 10 unnamed members of his entourage “assaulted, battered, beat and threatened” him. According to the New York Post, he wants unspecified damages for “physical, mental and emotional illness.”

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