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Lamar Odom won't be charged in Hollywood run-in with photographer

August 21, 2013|By Andrew Blankstein
  • The city attorney will not file charges against Clippers forward Lamar Odom, who was captured on video taking a bag from a photographer who asked him questions about his love life.
The city attorney will not file charges against Clippers forward Lamar… (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles…)

Los Angeles prosecutors opted not to file charges against Clippers forward Lamar Odom in connection with a reported battery and grand theft arrest involving a paparazzo in Hollywood, officials said Wednesday.

Instead, Odom would be required to attend a city attorney's hearing that can include a warning to avoid future run-ins or an order to attend counseling.

The incident, captured on video last month, took place on El Cerrito Place near Franklin Avenue. It showed Odom confiscating a rolling bag believed to contain camera equipment from a photographer who asked him questions about whether he was having an extramarital affair.

Odom, who is married to Khloe Kardashian, is then shown placing the bag in the trunk of his white Mercedes coupe and driving off.

In the same video, he appears again on Hollywood Boulevard, removing the items from his trunk and leaving them on the street.

No arrest was made in connection with the incident, but sources familiar with the investigation confirmed that an incident report was taken by LAPD officers and that it involved possible felony grand theft, as well as battery.

Last week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney declined to file charges against Odom, citing insufficient evidence that a felony had been committed.

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