George Floyd Family To Sue Kanye West For $250M

NPR reports:

The family of George Floyd announced Tuesday that they will file a $250 million lawsuit against Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, following comments he made about Floyd’s death on the podcast Drink Champs. Ye — who was a guest on last weekend’s episode of the podcast hosted by rapper N.O.R.E and DJ EFN — put forth the claim that it wasn’t Chauvin who caused Floyd’s death, but that he died from fentanyl use.

The lawsuit will be filed by Roxie Washington, the mother of Gianna Floyd: George Floyd’s only daughter and the sole beneficiary of his estate. Washington plans to sue Ye, his business partners and associates for “harassment, misappropriation, defamation and infliction of emotional distress seeking $250 million dollars in damages,” according to a statement from Washington’s attorneys.

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