Kanye West at an event announcing his partnership with Adidas in Hollywood, CA on June 28, 2016.
Adidas said it was investigating staff accusations regarding musician Ye’s behavior during his partnership with the German sportswear brand, as well as the reactions of company executives.
In a statement late Thursday, the company said: petition. ”
that is Rolling Stone article It went public Tuesday with anonymous allegations that Ye exposed pornographic and sexual material to Yeezy staff during a meeting and made sexual remarks to a female staff member. CNBC has not independently verified the claims.
Rolling Stone also said a group of former Yeezy team members sent an anonymous letter to Adidas accusing senior company executives of “turning a blind eye” to its actions and “belated action.” He reportedly called for a public apology to the team.
A representative for Ye was not immediately reached for comment when contacted by CNBC.
Adidas end partnership with Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, in October. He said his recent statements and actions were “unacceptable, hateful and dangerous”.
Adidas also said it does not tolerate hate speech or offensive behavior and that it continues to discuss the events leading up to the end of its partnership with Ye with employees.