Adidas Investigates Claims Ye showed Staffers Porn, Explicit Images

Adidas terminated its partnership with Kanye West in October
Kanye West gestures as he exits a car on rue Darboy in the 11th district near Belleville on May 21, 2014 in Paris. West and Kim Kardashian, who were shopping together on May 21, 2014, are expected to be tying the knot this weekend, fuelling speculation about the wedding's location.  Florence's La Nazione daily reported that they would have a marriage ceremony in France early on May 24, before travelling to Italy for the party. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD        (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Adidas is investigating allegations made by staff relating to the conduct of Kanye West, who goes by Ye, during his partnership with the company and the response of senior company figures.
  • In a statement, Adidas said, “It is currently not clear whether the accusations made in an anonymous letter are true. However, we take these allegations very seriously and have taken the decision to launch an independent investigation of the matter immediately to address the allegations.”
  • The investigation comes after a Rolling Stone article was published that included anonymous allegations that Ye showed pornographic and sexualized material to Yeezy staff during meetings.
  • The article also said that former Yeezy team members sent an anonymous letter to Adidas alleging that senior leaders turned a “blind eye” to the behavior and took “delayed action.”

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