Yeezy, the footwear and apparel brand by Kanye West, is suing an intern after they allegedly shared confidential photos on Instagram.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Yeezy has filed a lawsuit against a former intern, Ryan Inward, after he reportedly violated a non-disclosure agreement that included “a $500,000 liquidated damages provision.” The contract prohibits people from “disclosing or disseminating confidential information on social media,” per THR.
Yeezy alleges that Inward had released unauthorized images on Instagram and refused to take them down after “multiple cease and desist letters.” The Instagram account mentioned in the complaint has since been wiped of content, THR noted. On top of the half-a-million-dollar provision, the West-fronted clothing company is also currently seeking undisclosed punitive damages.
West has been relatively busy with music in recent times. After admitting defeat in the 2020 US presidential elections, the rapper hopped back into the studio to reportedly produce Pusha T’s upcoming album with The Neptunes. He also collaborated with SAINt JHN on a bonus While the World Was Burning track, “Smack DVD.” In December last year, Ye’s Sunday Service choir released their first EP, Emmanuel.