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Kanye Settles Lawsuit With Yeezy Staffer

According to legal documents Kanye West has settled a lawsuit with disgruntled Yeezy ex-employee, Taliah Leslie, following a lengthy court dispute. 

In 2021, Leslie accused West and executives at his fashion brand of allegedly violating labour laws in California related to employee classification and benefits. Depriving them of wages and benefits, she stated that the brand bosses misclassified its employees as independent contractors.

According to the paperwork, the employee accused the 46-year-old superstar rapper/writer of not paying for such compulsory trips as Wyoming and France. She also claimed that Ye he failed to reimburse her phone and Internet bills and other travel expenses despite them being needed to carry out her job. 

Yeezy is the name of West’s clothing and footwear business. He launched his Yeezy footwear line with Nike in 2006 before taking it to Adidas in 2013. 

Following his antisemitic remarks on social media and during interviews, in October 2022, Adidas severed ties with the embattled musician and called off their Yeezy fashion partnership with the sports giant still trying to sell off its remaining Yeezy stock.

At press time, the details of the court settlement have not been publicly disclosed. 

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Author: Al Denté

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