The 18-year-old whom Kanye West allegedly pummeled last week in a chiropractor’s waiting room for supposedly hurling racist slurs at West’s fiancee wants to settle out of court for a few hundred thousand dollars, TMZ reports.
According to TMZ, sources connected with the 18-year-old tell the news site that his lawyer has contacted West’s people regarding his desire to reach a civil settlement.
The 18-year-old is determined to avoid a public trial, TMZ reports.
West’s fiancee, Kim Kardashian, alleges that the young man began yelling racial epithets at the paparazzi while holding the door for her. When she reportedly told him to knock it off, she allegedly became the focus of his verbal assault. The reality-TV star claims that the teen began calling her a “n–ger lover” among other things. West was called, arrived at the scene and allegedly hit the teen with at least 30 punches until he was reportedly pulled off by a worker in the office.
TMZ has been told that the police were notified of the incident and have not been involved since, and that the two parties are currently in negotiations.
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