Adidas launched an investigation after receiving an anonymous letter making several allegations against the musician.
Adidas has launched an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior by German sporting goods manufacturer Kanye West after the company ended its partnership with the rapper and fashion designer last month.
Adidas said it had launched an investigation after receiving an anonymous letter making several allegations against a musician calling himself Ye.
The investigation follows a Rolling Stone magazine report detailing incidents of alleged inappropriate behavior by Ye towards staff and prospective employees. Rolling Stone cited over 20 interviews with Yeezy and former Adidas staffers.
According to the magazine, a former member of the team sent an anonymous letter to Adidas saying senior executives at the company were aware of Ye’s actions but “turned a blind eye” and “turned off the moral compass.” rice field.
“It is not clear at this time whether the accusations made in anonymous letters are true,” an Adidas spokesperson said in a statement to Reuters.
“However, we take these allegations very seriously and have decided to immediately launch an independent investigation into this matter to address the allegations.”
Mr. Ye was not immediately available for comment. News of the investigation was first reported by the Financial Times on Thursday.
Union Investment, Germany’s third-largest asset manager, wrote to Adidas on Thursday asking for more information about the allegations, according to the Financial Times.
Union Investment did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.
Ye has sparked controversy in recent months by publicly ending partnerships with major companies and taking out social media outbursts against other celebrities.His Twitter and Instagram accounts have been restricted. and social media platforms removed some of his posts that users accused of being anti-Semitic.