Adidas says it has opened an investigation into allegations of inappropriate habits by Kanye West, after the German sportswear maker ended its partnership with the rapper and designer final month.
Adidas mentioned it launched the investigation after receiving an nameless letter making a number of allegations in opposition to the musician, now legally often known as Ye.
The investigation follows a report printed this week by Rolling Stone journal which detailed alleged incidents of inappropriate habits by Ye in the direction of workers and potential staff. Rolling Stone cited interviews with greater than two dozen former Yeezy and Adidas staff.
In keeping with the journal, former workforce members despatched an nameless letter to Adidas through which they mentioned the corporate’s prime executives have been conscious of Ye’s habits, however had “turned a blind eye” and “turned off.” their ethical compass.
“It’s at present unclear whether or not the accusations made in an nameless letter are true,” an Adidas spokesperson mentioned in a press release.
“Nonetheless, we take these allegations very significantly and have made the choice to right away launch an unbiased investigation into the matter to deal with the allegations.”
Ye has but to answer the allegations.
Kanye has courted controversy in current months, which has led to the tip of his main company offers. He additionally made outbursts on social media in opposition to different celebrities. His Twitter and Instagram accounts have been restricted, with social media platforms eradicating a few of his outbursts deemed anti-Semitic.