25 Nov 2022 01:25 GMT
This Tuesday Rolling Stone magazine revealed that the artist showed pornography to staff at meetings and an intimate image of his ex-wife Kim Kardashian during job interviews.
German sports equipment and fashion products company Adidas will open an investigation into allegations of misconduct against rapper Ye, known as Kanye West before he legally changed his name in 2021, it reported Thursday. Financial Times.
This Tuesday Rolling Stone magazine published a Article in which he revealed, citing former Adidas and Yeezy employees, that the artist showed pornography to staff at meetings and an intimate image of his ex-wife Kim Kardashian during job interviews.
It also came to light that the former employees sent a letter to the Bavarian-based company stating that senior managers were aware of the “problem behavior” of Ye, but they “turned off their moral compass” and failed to protect the workforce from “years of verbal abuse, vulgar tirades and bullying attacks.”
A day later, the company said they would not discuss any private conversations, details or events that led up to their decision to terminate their association with the Yeezy brand. In this sense, he explained that they refuse to comment on any “related speculation.”
“Adidas needs to disclose when management and the supervisory board were first made aware of the internal allegations,” Janne Werning, head of ESG Capital Markets & Stewardship at Union Investment, the third-largest asset manager, later told the Financial Times. from Germany.
In fact, after breaking the news, Union Investment —which owns a 1% stake in the multinational and is one of its 20 main shareholders— contacted Adidas to request more information about these claims.
For his part, a spokesman for the multinational offered a statement to Reuters. “It is currently unclear whether the allegations made in an anonymous letter are true. However, we take this very seriously and have made the decision to launch an independent investigation into the matter immediately to address the allegations,” the spokesperson said.