Adidas launches investigation into misconduct against Kanye West
 
 
 
 
 
 

Adidas launches investigation into misconduct allegations against Kanye West

/ 09:01 AM November 25, 2022

Adidas AG on Thursday said it had launched an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior by Kanye West after the German sporting goods maker ended its partnership with the rapper and fashion designer last month.

Adidas said it initiated the probe after receiving an anonymous letter making several allegations against the musician, who now goes by Ye.

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The investigation follows a report by Rolling Stone magazine that detailed alleged incidents of inappropriate behavior by Ye toward staff and prospective employees. Rolling Stone cited interviews with more than two dozen former Yeezy and Adidas staff.

According to the magazine, former team members sent an anonymous letter to Adidas in which they said senior leaders at the company were aware of Ye’s behavior but had turned a “blind eye” and “turned their moral compass off.”

Adidas launches investigation into misconduct allegations against Kanye West

Adidas said on Thursday it has launched an investigation into allegations of misconduct by Kanye West, following a report by Rolling Stone magazine that cites claims from former staff that, among other behavior, the rapper now known as Ye showed them pornography at work, including his own sex tape. Diane To reports.

“It is currently not clear whether the accusations made in an anonymous letter are true,” an Adidas spokesperson said in a statement to Reuters.

“However, we take these allegations very seriously and have decided to launch an independent investigation of the matter immediately to address the allegations.”

Ye could not be immediately reached for comment. News of the probe was first reported by the Financial Times on Thursday.

Union Investment, which owns a 0.76% stake in Adidas, wrote to the company asking for more information about the claims.

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“Adidas needs to disclose when the management and the supervisory board were first informed about the internal allegations,” Janne Werning, who heads ESG Capital Markets & Stewardship at Union Investment, said in a statement to Reuters.

Ye has courted controversy in recent months by publicly ending major corporate tie-ups and making outbursts on social media against other celebrities. His Twitter and Instagram accounts were restricted, with the social media platforms removing some of his posts that users condemned as antisemitic.

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