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Kanye West sued by former worker over alleged ‘racist’ behaviour

Kanye West has been sued by one other former worker who has alleged staffers suffered racist abuse by the hands of the rapper.

Benjamin Deshon Provo, previously of trend model Yeezy and Donda Academy, stated he was fired after blowing the whistle about alleged labour code violations.

In a lawsuit filed Friday morning in Los Angeles, Mr Provo claims that he “suffered extreme discrimination, harassment and retaliation by Kanye West” through the time he served as a safety guard on the notorious Donda Academy.

In keeping with TheWrap, Mr Provo claimed within the submitting that West “incessantly screamed at and berated black staff, whereas in distinction, he by no means a lot as raised his tone of voice towards white workers”.

Mr Provo additionally alleged that he was discriminated towards as a result of he’s Muslim and was ordered to chop his dreadlocks or be fired.

The lawsuit goes on to state, “Throughout Plaintiff’s employment, Kanye overtly expressed his displeasure with black authors. Particularly, in or round mid-2023, Kanye required that anybody related to Donda eliminate books associated to Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and different distinguished figures within the black neighborhood.”

The rapper can be stated to have “expressed adverse beliefs related to distinguished black leaders that advocated for or sought to advance the black neighborhood”.

“Such offensive opinions have been notably troubling to Plaintiff, who’s unapologetically black,” the lawsuit says.

The lawsuit additionally alleges that West engaged in whistleblowing retaliation, wrongful termination and intentional infliction of emotional misery.

Mr Provo is asking for a jury trial and a settlement of greater than $US35,000 ($53,600).

He additionally asks for the injunction towards all defendants, prohibiting them from proudly owning and working any sort of academic faculty for minor kids below the age of 18 years within the state of California.

In the meantime, West, who cut up from celeb entrepreneur Kim Kardashian in 2022 after a decade collectively, apologised to Jewish folks on social media final 12 months over earlier antisemitic outbursts.

The rapper has spoken overtly about his struggles with psychological well being, and Kardashian has known as for understanding as he works by points.

It got here after a former worker claimed the rapper had informed schoolchildren he was being persecuted by Jewish folks.

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