After being charged with misdemeanor battery and petty theft, Rob Kardashian pleaded not guilty in a Beverly Hills courtroom on May 8, 2013. Credit: Alexander Tamargo/Getty

Rob Kardashian pleaded not guilty to charges of misdemeanor battery and petty theft in court on Wednesday, May 8. The 26-year-old reality star is accused of hitting a paparazzo and taking her digital media card.

According to The Los Angeles Times, Kardashian appeared in the Beverly Hills courtroom with his lawyer, Robert Shapiro, who worked with his late father, Robert Kardashian, in the O.J. Simpson trial

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The alleged altercation occurred in March, when photographer Kassandra Perez had been following Kardashian from a West Hollywood gym to a parking garage. She has accused the star of striking her in the face, grabbing her camera and removing the media card. 

Prosectors had asked that Kardashian's bail be set at $21,000, but L.A. County Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel ruled that he can remain free until trial.