Kanye West Reportedly In The Process Of Finalizing Settlement w/ Former Yeezy Employee Who Claimed She Worked 21-Hour Days & Was Wrongfully Terminated
Kanye West now has one less thing to worry about.
As told by RadarOnline, Kanye West’s premier fashion line, Yeezy, his old partner, Gap, and his ex-employee Maya Stewart have outlined an agreement to make their high-profile court battle a thing of the past.
Reportedly, all three parties appeared for mediation last month, accepted a new proposal, “and are now in the process of finalizing and circulating a long-form settlement agreement for signature.”
Additionally, Stewart (supposedly) has a motion to dismiss the case in the works. However, at this time, details regarding the terms of the pending settlement are limited.
If you didn’t know, last year, Stewart filed a lawsuit against Kanye West’s Yeezy and Gap for (allegedly) forcing her to work under inhumane labor practices, wrongfully terminating the business relationship, and failing to reward her for overtime.
According to the plaintiff, after expressing her dissatisfaction with the extensive shifts (50-80 hours per week and even 21-hour work days), shortened breaks, and unfair wages to her higher-ups, she received a pay cut. Stewart was originally bringing in $60 hourly, but that was eventually reduced to $50 hourly.
She even claimed she was responsible for some of the essentials needed to complete the job, and she had yet to be rightfully compensated for her extra efforts.
The plaintiff said both brands initially hired her in 2021 to serve as the Accessories Developer for Yeezy Gap, a collaboration between the apparel companies that (abruptly) ended in 2022.
Gap originally cited no wrongdoings and was said to have left it up to Kanye West and Yeezy to get Stewart squared away.
As for how that worked out, well, that remains to be heard.
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