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Kanye West May Get Sued $250 Million By George Floyd’s Family

CELEBRITY NEWS WORLDWIDE with Karen Smith

George Floyd’s family is getting ready to go to court against rap billionaire Kanye West with a $250 million lawsuit filing against ‘Ye for his comments on the latest episode of N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN’s Drink Champs podcast.

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Following news that the family of George Floyd was considering suing Kanye West for making false claims on Drinks Champs about the manner of Floyd’s death on Sunday (Oct. 16), they have officially announced plans to file a $250 million lawsuit against the embattled MC. On Tuesday (Oct. 18), The Witherspoon Law Group revealed it has been retained by George Floyd’s partner Roxie Washington on behalf of Floyd’s daughter in order file suit against Ye “for harassment, misappropriation, defamation and infliction of emotional distress.” The attorneys have filed a cease-and-desist letter to Kanye for his comments as well according to Rolling Stone.

“In his recent appearance on the popular podcast ‘Drink Champs,’ Kanye West knowingly made blatantly false statements about George Floyd’s death to promote his brands, and increase marketing value and revenue for himself, his business partners, and associates,” The Witherspoon Law Group released in a statement. “During the podcast interview, Kanye West stated malicious falsehoods about George Floyd to profit from Mr. Floyd’s horrendous death and his family’s trauma. The full interview has since been removed from YouTube and Revolt TV, but clips of the rapper’s rant continue to be viewed and shared on social media platforms by millions across the globe.”

 

Attorney Kay Harper Williams, partner at The Witherspoon Law Group, says Kanye’s claims cannot be covered under free speech.

“Free Speech Rights do not include harassment, lies, misrepresentation, and the misappropriation of George Floyd’s legacy. Some words have consequences and Mr. West will be made to understand that,” Williams said in a statement.

The popular Judge Joe Brown has given his professional opinion on the likelihood of the case reaching its maximum pay out during a live Youtube stream with The Real Dana.