Attorney Gloria Allred filed a lawsuit against Kanye West on behalf of a photographer who was allegedly assaulted by the rapper and blasted celebrities who defend the singer’s conduct.
In the lawsuit, video photographer Danny Ramos alleges alleges assault, battery, negligence and violation of civil rights.
Ramos and Allred said they were speaking out because West had still not apologized for his behavior, and because other celebrities had spoken out in support of West’s actions — which would seem to encourage others to harm members of the paparazzi.
“We are concerned that celebrity support for an attack on photographers will increase the risk of harm to them,” Allred said, adding her client did no more than exercise his First Amendment rights.
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