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Kanye West sued by photographer over LAX scuffle

Kanye West is being sued by a photographer who claims he was attacked by the rapper at Los Angeles International Airport.

Daniel Ramos is alleging assault, battery, negligence and violation of his civil rights in the lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Ramos was a member of the paparazzi who staked out at the airport July 19 to snap celebrity photos. He was talking to West, who stopped and addressed him.

Ramos claimed the rapper then suddenly punched him in an unprovoked attack and wrestled his camera to the ground.

Attorney Gloria Allred, left, and Daniel Ramos speak during a news conference announcing a lawsuit against Kanye West after an alleged attack at LAX Airport on Aug. 21, 2013, in Los Angeles. Getty

At a news conference Wednesday, Ramos -- appearing with attorney Gloria Allred -- said he was on crutches for two weeks after the alleged attack, and then was walking with a cane for some time. He says he is still in pain from the incident.

Last week, the district attorney's office declined to prosecute West, saying Ramos didn't have a significant injury. The city attorney's office was considering whether to file misdemeanor charges.

An attorney for West couldn't immediately be located.

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