Adidas said it began the investigation after receiving an anonymous letter that raised a number of allegations against the musician.
Adidas says it has opened an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior by Kanye West after the German sportswear maker last month ended collaboration with rapper and fashion designer.
Adidas said it began the investigation after receiving an anonymous letter that raised several allegations against the musician, who is now known as Ye.
The investigation follows a Rolling Stone report detailing alleged instances of Ye’s inappropriate behavior toward employees and prospective employees. Rolling Stone cited interviews with more than two dozen former Yeezy and Adidas employees.
According to the magazine, former members of the group sent an anonymous letter to Adidas, in which they said that the company’s senior leaders knew about Ye’s behavior but “ignored” and “turned off the call”. their moral table”.
An Adidas spokesman said in a statement to Reuters: “It remains unclear whether the accusations in an anonymous letter are true.
“However, we take these allegations very seriously and have made the decision to conduct an independent investigation into this matter immediately to address the allegations.”
Ye could not immediately be reached for comment. News of the investigation was first reported by the Financial Times on Thursday.
According to the Financial Times, Germany’s third-largest asset manager, Union Investment, wrote to Adidas on Thursday asking for more information about the claims.
Union Investment did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.
Ye has caused controversy in recent months when she publicly ended partnerships with major companies and sparked outrage on social media against other celebrities. His Twitter and Instagram accounts have been restrictedwith social media platforms removing some of his posts that users have denounced as anti-Semitic.