Kanye West may not be the only person facing a lawsuit by George Floyd’s family as Candace Owens may now be threatened legally.
Kanye West’s decision to publicly suggest George Floyd died from a drug overdose could end up costing the rap star a lot of money. Apparently, Floyd’s family is looking at filing a lawsuit against West as well as right-wing commentator Candace Owens.
Attorney Kay Williams told the website that Candace Owens’s film contains blatant lies. The Floyd family’s legal team will likely file a lawsuit claiming intentional infliction of emotional distress and misappropriation. Drink Champs and the Revolt network could get caught up in the potential legal fight too.
It appears Candace Owens is not backing down on her viewpoint. The conservative talking head insists her documentary is truthful. She tweeted, “What I love so much about George Floyd family’s lawyers is how they keep talking to TMZ about ‘lies’ in my documentary but keep neglecting to specify what the lies were!”
What I love so much about George Floyd family’s lawyers is how they keep talking to @TMZ, about “lies” in my documentary but keep neglecting to specify what the lies were!
My documentary told NO LIES. They are simply angry that we exposed theirs and are running PR for BLM. pic.twitter.com/WspdCwFuGw
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 19, 2022
While a deceased person cannot be defamed, it should be noted several high-profile defamation cases have made headlines over the last three years. “WAP” rapper Cardi B came out the victor in a $4 million defamation case against blogger Tasha K. Many people have given their opinion on the situation including Judge Joe Brown.
Ye formerly known as Kanye West also appeared on Piers Morgan to speak about his comments towards the Jewish community. Candace Owens has defended the rap billionaire. Owens declared that Kanye’s on Twitter, in which he announced his intention to go “death con 3” on “JEWISH PEOPLE,” which resulted in Twitter locking his account, did not have the hallmarks of the oldest hatred. An “honest person” reading the message, she said, wouldn’t think West “wrote this tweet because he hates or wants to genocide Jewish people. This does not represent the beginning of the Holocaust.”
Candace Owens on Kanye West's antisemitic tweet: "If you are an honest person, you did not think this tweet was antisemitic," adding "It's like you cannot even say the word 'Jewish' without people getting upset" pic.twitter.com/tXYOWfI9UE
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) October 10, 2022