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Kanye West to counter-sue former assistant claiming she ‘pursued him sexually’ for blackmailtheinsiderinsight

Kanye West has issued a prolonged response to the lawsuit from his former assistant who’s suing him for sexual harassment and wrongful termination.

The disgraced rapper and vogue mogul, 46, is being sued by Lauren Pisciotta, 35, who says she was employed as West’s “Government Assistant/Private Assistant” in 2021 with an annual wage of $1m (£781,450).

She says West, who legally modified his identify to Ye in 2021, bombarded her with specific messages and, in a single incident, masturbated in entrance of her after providing her $1m to delete her OnlyFans account in 2022.

In a press release to The Impartial, Ye’s authorized consultant says they’re getting ready a countersuit.

“In response to those baseless allegations, Ye shall be submitting a lawsuit towards Ms. Pisciotta, who actively pursued him sexually to coerce employment and different materials advantages, then engaged in blackmail and extortion when her advances had been rejected,” the assertion learn.

Lauren Pisciotta (left) is suing Kanye West for wrongful termination and sexual harassment
Lauren Pisciotta (left) is suing Kanye West for wrongful termination and sexual harassment (Instagram/Getty)

Pisciotta stated in her lawsuit that she had labored within the music business for 15 years previous to being employed by West, and had collaborated with him on season one in all his Yeezy ladies’s vogue line. She alleges she additionally contributed towards three songs on his album Donda, which was launched in 2021.

Within the lawsuit, Pisciotta stated she was making a further $1m from OnlyFans, the subscriber platform that hosts predominantly grownup content material, earlier than West requested her to delete it.

Pisciotta has claimed that West would name her underneath the guise of discussing work-related issues solely then to masturbate whereas on the cellphone along with her.

One other incident allegedly noticed West lock Pisciotta in a room with him throughout a flight to Paris, claiming that he wanted to speak to her, earlier than mendacity down on his mattress and masturbating underneath the covers till he fell asleep whereas she sat in a chair throughout from him.

Pisciotta stated within the lawsuit that she was promoted to Chief of Workers for West’s numerous firms round September 2022 and that she was advised that she would obtain a further $3m (£2.3m). Nevertheless, the next month, she claimed that she was fired and supplied a $3m severance bundle, which she didn’t obtain.

She is suing West for sexual harassment, breach of contract and wrongful termination, and can also be suing West and his affiliated Yeezy firms for fraud, unpaid wages, and intentional infliction of emotional misery.

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