Los Angeles, Jan 08 (Agencies):Kanye West has been taken to court by a photographer who claimed that the rapper and his bodyguards assaulted him.

Photographer, Michael Vazquez said that he was assaulted, battered, beat and threatened by the hitmaker at an event in 2008.

The paparazzo says he was bruised and suffered a dislocated shoulder.

Vazquez is seeking unspecified damages for his injuries. West has stayed mum on the allegations.

This is not the first time that the rapper is facing assault charges. In 2008, West was accused of assaulting a paparazzo in an altercation that took place at the Los Angeles airport. A judge later dropped assault charges in return for the rapper completing 50 hours of community service.