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Kanye's Ex-Assistant Sues Him for Sexual Harassment

Lauren Pisciotta alleges rapper sent her vulgar texts, pictures, and videos, then fired her

(Newser) - Kanye West is being sued again , this time by his former executive assistant. Per TMZ , Lauren Pisciotta, an OnlyFans model who started working for the rapper in 2021, alleges West approached her a year after he hired her and requested she delete her OnlyFans site to be more "God...

Rep Says Kanye West's Wife Was Sexually Assaulted

Sources tell TMZ that rapper punched the man in the face

(Newser) - Kanye West is named as a suspect in a battery report in Los Angeles, sources tell TMZ . The outlet's sources say the rapper allegedly punched a man in the face after he grabbed Ye's wife, Bianca Censori, though a rep says she was assaulted and "grabbed" is...

Good Comes From Sale of All Those Piled-Up Yeezys

Adidas says it will donate $150M to anti-hate groups

(Newser) - Adidas said Wednesday that it has donated or is planning to give away more than $150 million to groups fighting antisemitism and other forms of hate from the sales of Yeezy shoes last year after it severed ties with Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West. The German sportswear...

Ye Was Told Not to Sample Songs, Did It Anyway
Ye Was Told Not
to Sample Songs,
Did It Anyway

Ye Was Told Not to Sample Songs, Did It Anyway

Ozzy Osbourne, Donna Summer's estate allege copyright infringement

(Newser) - Donna Summer's estate is now suing Ye and Ty Dolla $ign over their collaboration "Good (Don't Die)," which the estate has accused of sampling Summer's "I Feel Love" without permission. The copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the husband of Summer, who died in 2012,...

Bill Maher Explains Why We'll Never Hear His Kanye Interview

Comedian says podcast will never see the light of day due to Ye's antisemitic rhetoric

(Newser) - Bill Maher recently conducted an interview with Kanye West, which would likely draw a decent audience when released. Maher has no intention of ever airing their chat, however, with the comedian now saying he's keeping the sit-down locked down after his guest's continued antisemitic rhetoric. Maher appeared on...

Kanye West Apologizes, in Hebrew, to Jewish Community

Move comes after repeated antisemitic comments

(Newser) - After all kinds of antisemitic remarks over the last year or so, Kanye West appears to be trying to make amends in unusual fashion. He posted an apology Monday evening on Instagram written entirely in Hebrew, reports Page Six . The translation:
  • "I sincerely apologize to the Jewish community for

Suit Alleges Ye Had Some Out-There Building Demands

He's being sued by Tony Saxon over alleged labor violations

(Newser) - "You can't keep food in that house, because you had no refrigerator left. You had no windows. I had sea gulls flying in." If those sound like the concerns of an exasperated homeowner, you'd be wrong. They're the complaints of the "jack of all...

Adidas Is Unloading More Yeezys
Adidas Is
More Yeezys

Adidas Is Unloading More Yeezys

Sales will again benefit various organizations fighting racism and antisemitism

(Newser) - Adidas is still sitting on a pile of Yeezys, and it's looking to clear them out in the wake of the potentially financially disastrous breakup in October with Kanye West, now Ye, over his antisemitic statements. As CNN reports, the second wave of post-Ye stock is set to go...

Kanye West Suspended From Twitter Again
Kanye West's
Twitter Suspension Is Over

Kanye West's Twitter Suspension Is Over

The rapper has yet to post anything new though

(Newser) - Nearly eight months after last being banned from Twitter-now-X, Kanye West's account is back. The BBC reports the rapper's account still shows a most recent post of Dec. 1, 2022. Ye was suspended the following day after a series of tweets including one depicting a Star of David...

Adidas Is Selling Off Its Yeezy Shoes

Sportswear giant cut ties with the music mogul over his anti-Semitic remarks

(Newser) - In the wake of the severed relationship between Adidas and Ye (formerly known as Kanye West), the sportswear giant has begun selling off its remaining Yeezy merchandise. The AP reports that Yeezy shoes, which Ye co-designed, are being sold for now only through Adidas' Confirmed app. The move comes months...

Adidas Has a Plan for $1.3B in Yeezy Inventory

Company will sell shoes, donate proceeds to charities

(Newser) - Adidas is trying to move beyond its former partnership with Kanye West, now known as Ye—and it has come up with a plan for the mountains of Yeezy shoes piled up in its warehouses. The German company said Thursday that it plans to sell some of the inventory and...

Investors Sue Adidas Over Ye's Yeezy Brand
Ye's Yeezy Brand
Gets Adidas Sued

Ye's Yeezy Brand Gets Adidas Sued

Shareholders claim sportswear company ignored risks of partnership with rapper

(Newser) - Investors unhappy with how the Adidas-Ye partnership played out are suing the sportswear company. They say Adidas had known how risky its deal with the rapper formerly known as Kanye West could be—years before it ultimately cut ties with Ye—and yet didn't take precautions to limit its...

Lawsuit: Kanye West Academy Only Fed Students Sushi

Former teachers say bullying was rife at rapper's 'chaotic' Donda Academy

(Newser) - Life at Kanye West's Donda Academy was as weird as the words "Kanye West" would lead you to expect, according to a lawsuit from a mother and daughter who say they were fired as teachers at the private Christian academy after reporting numerous violations of safety and educational...

The Artist Formerly Known as Kanye West Is No Longer a Billionaire
Ye Is Off
the Billionaires List

Ye Is Off the Billionaires List

And Elon Musk drops from No. 1 to No. 2

(Newser) - Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, is a billionaire no longer. He was on the Forbes' billionaires list last year with an estimated net worth of $2 billion, but after Adidas terminated its partnership with the controversial rapper, his net worth dropped to an estimated $400 million, CBS...

Adidas Has $1.3B in Unsold Yeezy Goods
Adidas' 'Big Success'
Is Now a 'Big Nightmare'
in case you missed it

Adidas' 'Big Success' Is Now a 'Big Nightmare'

Company not sure what to do with $1.3B in Yeezy sneakers, though it's mulling 'something good'

(Newser) - Adidas has about $1.3 billion worth of Yeezy sneakers idling in warehouses worldwide, the result of its split with Kanye West after a series of offensive remarks and actions by the rapper. Now the company is struggling to figure out what to do with the excess inventory in 2023,...

Elon Musk Is Apparently Building His Own Town
Elon Musk
Aims to Build
'Texas Utopia'

Elon Musk Aims to Build 'Texas Utopia'

'Wall Street Journal' has the scoop on emerging 'town' on farmland near Austin

(Newser) - Elon Musk's next big move: Building a company town, apparently. The Wall Street Journal reports that Musk or related entities have bought up to 6,000 acres of farmland outside the Texas capital of Austin. The goal has a Musk-like sound to it:
  • "In meetings with landowners and

Numbers on Adidas' Yeezy Loss Look to Be Huge

Company says if it can't 'repurpose,' sell existing inventory, it could lose $1.3B in revenue this year

(Newser) - Adidas knew it was going to take a big hit when it cut ties last fall with "one of the most successful collaborations in our industry's history": its relationship with Kanye West and his Yeezy brand of footwear and clothing, after the rapper made antisemitic remarks and exhibited...

Kanye Could Be Barred From Meeting the In-Laws

Jewish groups want him denied entry to Australia over antisemitic comments

(Newser) - Kanye West is reportedly preparing to meet his new in-laws in Australia, though a cabinet minister says there's a good chance he could be barred from entering the country. "I don't know if he's applied for a visa yet—but Google it, you will see that...

Report: Kanye West Kind of Got Married Again

TMZ says Ye wed architectural designer Bianca Censori in private ceremony, though no papers are filed

(Newser) - Two months after finalizing his divorce from Kim Kardashian, Kanye West is reportedly a married man again. The artist now known as Ye recently married Bianca Censori in a private ceremony, TMZ reports, though it adds the couple doesn't appear to have filed a marriage certificate to make the...

Survey on Antisemitism in the US Is 'Stunning, Sobering'

Anti-Defamation League sees a spike in antisemitic beliefs

(Newser) - Amid a spike in antisemitic crime in the US and anti-Jewish comments from the likes of Kanye West , the Anti-Defamation League decided to take the nation's temperature on the topic. One of the takeaways: The ADL survey suggests antisemitic beliefs have risen significantly in just three years, reports NPR...

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