Adidas stated it has launched an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behaviour by Kanye West.
The German sporting items maker final month ended its partnership with the rapper and clothier.
Adidas stated it initiated the probe after receiving an nameless letter making a number of allegations in opposition to the musician, who now goes by Ye.
The investigation follows a report by Rolling Stone journal that detailed alleged incidents of inappropriate conduct by Ye towards employees and potential workers.
Rolling Stone cited interviews with greater than two dozen former Yeezy and Adidas employees.
According to the journal, former members of the crew despatched an nameless letter to Adidas wherein they stated senior leaders on the firm had been conscious of Ye’s behaviour, however had turned a “blind eye” and “turned their moral compass off”.
“It is currently not clear whether the accusations made in an anonymous letter are true,” an Adidas spokesperson stated in a press release to Reuters.
“However, we take these allegations very seriously and have taken the decision to launch an independent investigation of the matter immediately to address the allegations.”
Ye couldn’t be instantly be reached for remark. News of the probe was first reported by the Financial Times.
According to the Financial Times, Germany’s third-largest asset supervisor, Union Investment, wrote to Adidas asking for extra details about the claims.
Union Investment didn’t instantly reply to Reuters’ request for remark.
Ye has courted controversy in latest months by publicly ending main company tie-ups and making outbursts on social media in opposition to different celebrities.
His Twitter and Instagram accounts had been restricted, with the social media platforms eradicating a few of his posts that customers condemned as anti-semitic.
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