After dealing with a countersuit from his insurance company earlier this year, Kanye West finds himself in the midst of another legal battle — this time regarding his YEEZY clothing line. According to The Fashion Law, The Life of Pablo rapper reportedly failed to pay an agreed amount to a sourcing agent who worked on behalf of his West Brands Fashion LLC in Istanbul, Turkey.
The complaint was filed by Derya Gulseven, who was hired by West on a season-by-season basis to source manufacturers in Istanbul for his label’s upcoming collections.
Gulseven alleges that she wasn’t paid for finding manufacturers for the YEEZY Season 2 drop. Specifically, that an agreed seven percent commission of $87,000 on a $1.25 million order was never received.
The complaint also details a $2.4 million garment order for the production of YEEZY Season 3. According to the alleged agreed rate, this would have seen Gulseven net approximately $170,000 in commission. In the complaint, however, Gulseven says that although she received payment, her rate was cut to 4 percent — $77,246.
Despite this, Gulseven continued to work with West Brands for a third time on the YEEZY Season 4 drop, for which she claims she was not compensated at all. In total, she is seeking $228,000 in unpaid wages and damages.
Although there has been no official response from West’s representatives, we’ll be sure to keep you updated on the state of the case.
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