Kanye West – Insurance Co Responds To Rapper’s Lawsuit
The lawsuit between Kanye West and his insurance company continues. A Lloyd’s of London syndicate has responded to the rapper’s $10 million lawsuit, with counterclaims that point to insurance policy exclusions pertaining to a pre-existing psychological condition, possession of illegal drugs, prescription drugs not taken as medically prescribed, and the consumption of alcohol rendering the insured unfit to perform.
As previously reported, earlier this month Kanye filed a lawsuit and in his touring company’s complaint, the rapper’s cooperation with insurers to demands for information was highlighted. For instance, West submitted himself to an interrogation under oath after checking himself into the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Center and canceling the second leg of his “Saint Pablo Tour.” The goal was to convince the insurers that West’s mental breakdown was real, unexpected, and not due to pernicious influences.
In counterclaims, the insurers present a different story, stating in court docs,
Underwriters’ investigation indicates substantial irregularities in Mr. West’s medical history. Furthermore the insured’s failure to cooperate in Underwriters’ investigation is contrary to the duties of cooperation VGT agreed to as a condition precedent to any obligation of Underwriters to pay any claim arising under the Policies. Throughout Underwriters’ investigation, VGT and its legal, medical and other agents and representatives have delayed, hindered, stalled and or refused to provide information both relevant and necessary for Underwriters to complete their investigation of the claim.
The defendants are seeking declaratory relief that they have no duty to indemnify West’s company because the insuring clause allegedly has not been triggered and is expressly excluded by conditions in the policy.