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Kanye West Reaches Settlement With Ex-Yeezy Staffer

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Kanye West and his former design assistant have reached a settlement.

Jun. 3 2024, Published 6:30 a.m. ET

Kanye West no longer has to worry about the legal battle with his ex-design assistant. Court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com reveal that Ye settled the lawsuit filed by Taliah Leslie after she accused him of stiffing her on overtime and violating the labor code.

“Counsel represent the parties have reached a settlement agreement,” the documents dated on May 22 read. While it was claimed they settled last year, the pair went back to war, with the latest documents revealing they entered an agreement “on or about March 25, 2024.”

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Documents obtained by RadarOnline.com show they reached an agreement in March.

“As part of the settlement agreement, the parties agreed that Plaintiff Leslie would file a second amended complaint to add Shelby Grotowski as an additional plaintiff and add putative class action allegations for purposes of settlement,” Leslie’s legal team informed the court.

Ye and his ex-employee have a dismissal hearing scheduled for August 13. Once the judge signs off, the All of the Lights rapper can say goodbye to at least one legal battle.

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The ex-staffer accused Ye of failing to pay her overtime or reimbursements for required work travel.

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RadarOnline.com told you — Ye’s former design assistant claimed the rapper failed to property pay her after she was hired to work for Yeezy. Leslie alleged she was cheated out of benefits, overtime, and travel and cellphone reimbursements.

She accused the Vultures musician of misclassifying Yeezy employees as contractors, allegedly depriving them of wages and benefits, and not complying with the California Labor Code.

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Leslie alleged Ye didn’t pay her for work she did off the clock on job sites or reimburse her for required work-related travel between locations like Cody, Wyoming, and Paris, France, cellphone and internet usage, and expenses associated with the compulsory travel.

Ye’s former staffer alleged he failed to compensate all of her overtime and did not give employees their required off-duty meal breaks.

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In the midst of a settlement, Ye dropped his former attorney.

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Leslie’s attorney already sent the proof of service; however, the documents show he gave the dismissal notice to the rapper’s now ex-lawyer. As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported, Ye axed his former legal eagle London Meservy from all of his cases. While Meservy received the dismissal documents via email on May 16, he was dumped as the controversial superstar’s attorney days later.

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The 24-time Grammy winner filed a substitution of attorney notice this month, informing the court he was kicking Meservy off at least three cases in which the latter was Ye’s mouthpiece.

The news came just days after the Gold Digger rapper lost his longtime Yeezy Chief of Staff, far-right political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos.

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Ye still faces a $1 million lawsuit brought on by another employee.

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The self-proclaimed “world’s most fabulous supervillain” filed his resignation notice after revealing he did not align with Ye’s plan to dive into the adult film world with “Yeezy Porn.”

Ye settled this lawsuit but he’s still locked in a $1 million legal battle another ex-employee, who accused the star of making him sleep outside of his unfinished Malibu mansion in “makeshift conditions” while working as security.

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