Kanye West sued on claims of sexual harassment and wrongful termination by former assistant

Kanye West sued on claims of sexual harassment and wrongful termination by former assistant

Lauren Pisciotta is also suing Ye for claims of fraud, breach of contract, unpaid wages, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, is being sued by his former assistant Lauren Pisciotta, who is accusing him of sexual harassment, breach of contract, and wrongful termination, according to court documents obtained by Entertainment Weekly.

In the complaint, Pisciotta details disturbing encounters with West, who allegedly masturbated in front of her in addition to sending multiple, explicit text messages. 

Pisciotta claims that after collaborating with West on his Yeezy women’s fashion line and three tracks on his Donda album, the rapper hired her as his “Executive Assistant/Personal Assistant” in 2021, and offered her an annual salary of $1 million on the condition that she be available to him “24-7.” Prior to accepting the position, Pisciotta claimed she was making $1 million annually from her work on OnlyFans and various other social media platforms.

She said that while West initially had no objection to her OnlyFans account, he allegedly stated in 2022 that he wanted her to be “God like” and asked her to delete her account in exchange for $1 million. Pisciotta accepted but claims that West never paid her "as promised." She also alleges that after quitting OnlyFans, she received a barrage of explicit phone calls and text messages from West.

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The complaint cites several of the messages, including one where West allegedly wrote, “See my problem is I be wanting to f--- but then after I f--- I want a girl to tell me how hard they been f----- while I’m f------ them,” before adding “Then I want her to cheat on me.”

Pisciotta also alleged the West was “fixated on the penis size” of her boyfriends and sent her videos of himself having sex with a model. In another message, West allegedly asked Pisciotta, “Is my dick racist?” and adds, “I’m going to stare at pictures of white woman with black asses and beat the shit out of my racist dick.”

Pisciotta also claimed that West would use work-related calls to masturbate while on the phone with her. The complaint also outlines an incident that allegedly took place during an overnight flight to Paris, where several other Yeezy employees were present. Pisciotta claimed that West asked to talk to her in his room, where he allegedly shut the door and masturbated in front of her.

Pisciotta is also suing West and his affiliated Yeezy companies for allegations of fraud, unpaid wages, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The complaint states that Pisciotta was promoted to Chief of Staff for his various companies in September 2022 and told that she would receive an additional $3 million for her promotion. She claims that she was instead fired the following month and allegedly offered a $3 million severance package, which she accepted but did not receive.

In an emailed statement, a legal representative for West called Pisciotta's allegations "baseless" and claims Pisciotta "pursued [West] sexually to coerce employment and other material benefits, then engaged in blackmail and extortion when her advances were rejected."

The legal rep also claims Pisciotta stole West's cell phone "in an attempt to destroy phone records that would contradict her claims, all of which have been preserved."

"She was terminated for being unqualified, demanding unreasonable sums of money (including a $4 million annual salary) and numerous documented incidents of her lascivious, unhinged conduct," the statement alleges, adding that Pisciotta is also accused of sending West unsolicited nudes and "twerking in the office during business hours."

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As of late, West has frequently been embroiled in legal trouble. Earlier this year, a former employee of the rapper’s Donda Academy and Yeezy fashion brand filed a lawsuit accusing him of racism, homophobia, antisemitism, and harassment against both the school's students and employees. The plaintiff, Trevor Phillips, alleges that he was sexually harassed by West, repeatedly abused and humiliated in front of other employees and staff, and was never paid termination or severance after Donda Academy shut down. In 2023, a construction consultant who claims to have worked on remodeling West’s Malibu mansion sued the superstar over alleged dangerous working conditions and unpaid wages.

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