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Kanye West Sued For Sexual Harassment By Ex-Assistant

Kanye West is being sued for sexual assault by Lauren Pisciotta, who worked as his assistant for two years.

Kanye West is being sued for sexual harassment, breach of contract and wrongful termination by Lauren Pisciotta, who worked as his assistant for two years. She said she was fired in 2022 and that a 3 million (£2.4 million) severance package was never paid.

Pisciotta alleges that West sent her vulgar texts and performed sex acts while on the phone with her, according to US media.

She says she was hired by West to work on the first season of his Yeezy women’s fashion line and ended up collaborating with him on three tracks from his Donda album.

She says says was subsequently hired by West as his personal assistant, with an annual salary of $1 million (£780,000), on the condition that she was available “24-7”. Terms that she says she agreed to.

Pisciotta was primarily supporting herself via an OnlyFans profile in 2021 when she met West, and he was initially comfortable with her continuing her OnlyFans business, according to documents.

However, in 2022, he allegedly offered her $1 million to delete her only fans account, stating that he wanted her to be “God like”. She alleges that she was bombarded with explicit text messages from West, including pornographic videos after she closed the account.

Pisciotta also claims he masturbated while talking to her on the phone and that, on one occasion, he pleasured himself in front of her after “trapping” her in a private room on his plane.

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

The lawsuit was first reported in the US by TMZ, and later confirmed by Rolling Stone, The Wrap and US Weekly, which says court papers were filed on Monday in the US.

This is not the first time the rapper has been accused of lewd behavior. Multiple employees of his Yeezy fashion line have said that he played pornographic films during staff meetings, and showed an intimate photograph of his then-wife Kim Kardashian in job interviews.

West has not responded to the allegations at the time, and has maintained his silence ever since.

Melissa Enoch

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