Adidas launches investigation into allegations of Ye’s conduct

Kanye West at an occasion saying a partnership with Adidas on June 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

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Adidas it stated it was investigating allegations made by workers associated to musician Ye’s conduct throughout his partnership with the German sportswear model.

The corporate stated in an announcement on Thursday: “It’s at present unclear whether or not the allegations made in an nameless letter are true. Nevertheless, we take these allegations very significantly and have made the choice to instantly launch an unbiased investigation into the matter to face the fees.”

It follows a Rolling Stone article revealed Tuesday with nameless allegations that Ye confirmed pornographic and sexualized supplies to Yeezy workers throughout conferences and made sexual feedback to feminine workers. CNBC has not independently verified the claims.

A consultant for Ye was not instantly obtainable for remark when contacted by CNBC.

Rolling Stone additionally stated a gaggle of former staff despatched an nameless letter to Adidas accusing the corporate’s prime executives of turning a “blind eye” to the habits.

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Adidas ended its partnership with Ye, previously often called Kanye West, in October. He stated his latest feedback and actions had been “unacceptable, hateful and harmful.”

Hole and Foot Locker later stated they’d take away Yeezy merchandise from their shops. Designer model Balenciaga introduced it was slicing ties with the rapper and producer the week earlier than.

Adidas additionally stated it doesn’t tolerate hate speech or abusive habits and was ongoing in conversations with staff concerning the occasions main as much as the top of the partnership with Ye.