No battery charges for Kanye West
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 file photo, recording artist Kanye West speaks onstage during the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Los Angeles County prosecutors declined to file charges against West on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, after the man the rapper allegedly punched in a Beverly Hills chiropractor's office declined to cooperate with the case. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
Kanye West will not face criminal charges over an incident in which he apparently punched a man in a California chiropractor's office.
Los Angeles County prosecutors declined to file charges against the rapper because he had reached a civil settlement with the man and there were no significant injuries documented.
A document rejecting a battery case says the 18-year-old man had used a racial slur in an argument with West's fiancee Kim Kardashian on Jan. 13.
West was not arrested, and his attorney Blair Berk declined to comment on the prosecutors' decision.
The prosecutors' charge evaluation sheet says there were conflicting witness accounts about how many times West punched the man, but it noted that he wasn't seriously injured.
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