Adidas investigating misconduct allegations against Kanye West

Herzogenaurach, Germany - Athletic fashion brand Adidas has launched a probe to investigate misconduct allegations made against rapper Kanye "Ye" West.

Adidas is investigating claims of misconduct by former employees against Kanye West, who was dropped by the brand last month.
Adidas is investigating claims of misconduct by former employees against Kanye West, who was dropped by the brand last month.  © Collage: CHRISTOF STACHE, Jean-Baptiste Lacroix / AFP & FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP

In a recent story from Rolling Stone published earlier this week, several former Yeezy team members claim West "showed them explicit images of Kim Kardashian and used fear and manipulation to assert dominance."

The story also alleged that executives at the company turned a "blind eye" to West's reoccurring inappropriate behavior.

More than two dozen employees have described their time working under Ye as an abusive office culture. Now, Adidas has announced they will be investigating the allegations after they received an anonymous letter.

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"It is currently not clear whether the accusations made in an anonymous letter are true," Adidas reportedly said in a statement. "However, we take these allegations very seriously and have taken the decision to launch an independent investigation of the matter immediately to address the allegations."

Adidas cut ties with West after he made a series of antisemitic remarks he has made publicly, and further defended in interviews. He was also dropped by other high profile brands including Balenciaga and Gap.

While most people ate turkey with their family or hosted Friendsgiving feasts with incarcerated youths, Ye spent Thanksgiving on Twitter, sharing several posts pushing his 2024 presidential campaign that he announced earlier this week.

In one post, the fashion mogul claimed, "Adidas has just frozen all of Ye's bank accounts and sued him for 275 million dollars in advertising fees."

Kanye West continues to garner negative attention, yet seems confident that his presidential run will prove to be more successful than the last.

Cover photo: Collage: CHRISTOF STACHE, Jean-Baptiste Lacroix / AFP & FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP

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