Kanye West sued by former Donda Academy employee claiming workplace abuses

A former employee of Kanye West sued the megastar, his Yeezy apparel brand and his Los Angeles-area school, claiming discrimination, a hostile work environment, whistleblower retaliation and unsafe working conditions, among other allegations.

Trevor Phillips, a former employee of Yeezy and Donda Academy, sued West in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday, claiming that “once Phillips pushed back against Kanye’s bigotry and instructions to violate the law … Kanye responded mercilessly, with incessant harassment, humiliation, and attempts to both mentally control, and destroy, Phillips. … Kanye even threatened Phillips with physical violence.”

A representative for West — who now goes by Ye — could not be reached for comment,