Kanye West sued for $250 million by George Flyod Family

The family of George Floyd plans to file a lawsuit against Kanye West. Hence it is after the rapper questioned Floyd’s cause of death during a recent appearance on Drink Champs. However, Floyd’s death was ruled a homicide by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Also, Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter; West asserted that Floyd died from fentanyl. Chauvin slew Floyd.

George Floyd's family sues Kanye for $250M, plus cease-and-desist

Action on Behalf of Gianna

Roxie Washington will bring the action on behalf of Gianna. Further, Gianna, the young daughter of Roxie and George Floyd. The Witherspoon Law Group and Dixon & Dixon Attorneys at Law say they will request the family for at least $250 million in damages. According to a statement from the legal team, the lawyers have also sent a cease-and-desist letter to West.

Statement by attorneys about Kanye West Suit

Nuru Witherspoon was one of the family’s attorneys. Nuru states that the child’s interests are paramount. Kanye West’s statements are re-traumatizing George Floyd’s daughter. Also, he’s making her feel unsafe and unwell.

Additionally, Pat D. Dixon III was another Floyd family’s legal team member. Dixon emphasized that Kanye’s comments were a disrespectful attempt. 

It minimized George Floyd’s existence and profit from his merciless murder. We’ll hold Mr. West accountable for his reprehensible remarks regarding Mr. Floyd’s legacy. 

Free Speech rights do not encompass harassment, lying, or deception. Also, it doesn’t contain the appropriation of George Floyd’s legacy, asserted a third attorney, Kay Harper Williams. Mr. West will understand that certain remarks have repercussions.

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George Floyd's family file $250 million lawsuit against Kanye West

Statement by Intellectual Property Litigator

The team’s intellectual property litigator further stated, “George Floyd’s daughter’s rights will be safeguarded and enforced through all appropriate legal measures. Since as the team’s intellectual property litigator.

According to Lee Merritt, he was looking into a lawsuit on behalf of Philonise Floyd regarding Kanye’s fraudulent assertion about Floyd’s death. Philonise was the brother of George Floyd. Lee appears to be Philonise Floyd’s attorney. Merritt earlier tweeted that George Floyd’s kin was considering filing legal claims.

Because of West’s comments on George Floyd, the Drink Champs episode is no longer available. Drink Champs takes pride in its capacity to foster a free exchange of ideas within the hip-hop scene. A spokesman for the program informed the Reporter that the latest interview with Kanye West included inaccurate and damaging material. 

Integrity is crucial, and we don’t want to use our platform to spread misleading information. We intended to honor the culture and had to stop sharing the episode. We apologize to Mr. Floyd’s family and anyone else for this incident. Drink Champs co-host N.O.R.E. also expressed regret for having West as a guest. 

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