Although the LA District Attorney decided against prosecuting Kanye for his scuffle with a photographer at LAX last month, TMZ reports that the pap has retained famed attorney Gloria Allred and plans on suing the rapper over the incident. Allred is a high profile civil rights attorney who has represented a number of clients in cases against celebrities in the past, including pornstar Ginger Lee who was connected to embattled NYC Mayoral candidate Antony Weiner and Rachel Uchitel, one of Tiger Woods’ alleged mistresses. At the moment, she’s representing the nurse that has accused San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment. As TMZ notes, Allred’s involvement will undoubtedly draw even more attention to a case that, should it go to trial, will completely consume the entertainment media.
Allred has scheduled one of her legendary press conferences for 1:00 pm PST, check back for video later this afternoon.
UPDATED: footage of Allred’s press conference added below.
In other Ye related news, the big North West reveal will happen this Friday on Kris Jenner’s show.