A law enforcement source tells E! News that the alleged victim of misdemeanor assault from an incident involving the rapper on Monday, Jan. 13, failed to show up for his follow-up interview with Beverly Hills police.
Criminal defense attorney Troy Slaten (who is not directly involved with the case) tells E! News that authorities usually want victims to come in after the incident so they can explain the extent of the injuries, show results of any medical exams and/or treatments to compile the most complete and accurate report to the District Attorney.
So what does that mean for West?
“The police can’t force a victim to talk to them,” Slaten tells us. “If they don’t have a cooperative victim, the case is harder to prosecute. If you have no victim, it would most likely get dismissed.”
Beverly Hills Police have not responded to E! News’ request for comment.
Police responded to a 911 call on Jan. 13 after Yeezy confronted a teen who was reportedly screaming racial slurs at his fiancée Kim Kardashian while the E! star was arriving to a design appointment.
“Kim and Kanye were meeting for an appointment today,” a source told E! News at the time of the incident. “Kim arrived later than Kanye. En route into the building Kim saw a young man yelling racial slurs at the paparazzi. Kim told him he shouldn’t use racial slurs and he turned on her and verbally assaulted her.”
The source says that the young man verbally attacked the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, telling her to “shut the f–k up” before continuing to use the N-word while aiming his insults at Kim. “The two ended up in a stairwell where the man was in her face and continued to verbally assault her,” the insider added. “She was genuinely scared.”
Kanye, who was already present at the building, called Kim and overheard the teen yelling at her, so he “came running down…he confronted the guy,” according to the source.Follow @Infocelebrity on Twitter!
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