Kanye Is Being Accused of Mistreating His Fashion Workers
According to The Blast, Kanye West is being accused of using his celebrity status to take advantage of “hardworking” and “innocent” fashion workers.
The Japanese fabric supplier Toki Sen-I Co. sued the rapper accusing his “Yeezy” brand of finessing them out of hundreds of thousands of dollars for materials and work done for his sneaker line to the tune of $624K.
Kanye responded to the claim by saying he did nothing wrong and claims they never delivered the materials. He says that’s why they didn’t get paid and asked for the case to be tossed.
Toki Sen-I Co want the case to move forward, plus punitive damages to reportedly:
“punish the wealthy Defendants for their fraudulent and malicious behavior and to set an example to deter the Defendants and similar celebrity brands from using their status to defraud hardworking, innocent, and unexpecting vendors such as the Plaintiff.”
They claimed that Kanye told them he would not be paying for any of the fabric after the fact. Toki Sen said they are owed $624,051 and have offered numerous payment plans to no avail.
The company also claimed Kanye’s company, Yeezy Apparel, is a “shell” and a “sham” without capital assets or member interest. They believe Kanye West operates Yeezy Apparel to prevent himself from being personally liable for anything.