Kanye West sued for allegedly discriminating against black staff

Controversial American Rapper, Kanye West is in a fresh legal battle after a former employee filed a lawsuit accusing him of discriminatory behaviour towards black staff members at Donda Academy.

Benjamin Deshon Provo, a security guard who has been employed at the academy since 2021, claims that Kanye West consistently demeaned and harassed black employees. Provo further alleges that he was terminated for refusing to cut his dreadlocks.

lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, Provo endured considerable emotional distress due to West’s actions, which included insisting that staff members shave their heads. Provo declined to adhere to this demand because of his adherence to the Muslim faith.

Additionally, the lawsuit claims that white staff members were granted a $5 per hour pay raise, while black employees were not given the same increase.

Provo also alleges that Kanye West prohibited the teaching of books concerning Black history and culture at Donda Academy, including texts about influential figures like Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

Provo seeks compensation for alleged discrimination, a hostile work environment, retaliation, breach of labour codes, and other grievances.

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