Kanye West Files 10 Mil. Lawsuit Against London Company For Not Paying Him After Canceled Tour
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Kanye West has had enough and is filing a lawsuit to get him money. The “Stronger” rapper put in court docs to sue Lloyd’s of London, the London-base insurance company that was suppose to pay him back after the canceled his tour late last year. According to the court docs West says the company is stalling on paying up. West also states that he and his company, Very Good Touring Inc., have not received an explanation to why no funds have been sent their way.
Via the Hollywood Reporter:
West is suing various syndicates of insurer Lloyd’s of London, alleging they are stalling on paying out claims emanating from a canceled tour. A loss claim was tendered just two days after West checked himself into a psychiatric center, but he and his company — Very Good Touring, Inc. — still have not been paid more than eight months later, according to the suit.
“Nor have they provided anything approaching a coherent explanation about why they have not paid, or any indication if they will ever pay or even make a coverage decision, implying that Kanye’s use of marijuana may provide them with a basis to deny the claim and retain the hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance premiums paid by Very Good,” states a complaint filed on Tuesday in California federal court. “The stalling is emblematic of a broader modus operandi of the insurers of never-ending post-claim underwriting where the insurers hunt for some contrived excuse not to pay.”West’s lawsuit addresses this latter concert and notes the “strained, confused and erratic” behavior in Sacramento, as well as the decision made the following day to cancel the balance of the tour and issue full refunds. He was soon hospitalized at UCLA, and the insurance companies were informed and later provided with sworn testimony from his primary physician there that West suffered a debilitating medical condition that required he not tour. But that wasn’t good enough for the insurance companies, according to the suit. “Almost immediately after the claim was submitted, Defendants selected legal counsel to oversee the adjustment of the claim, instead of the more normal approach of retaining a non-lawyer insurance adjuster,” states West’s complaint. “Immediately turning to legal counsel made it clear that Defendants’ goal was to hunt for any ostensible excuse, no matter how fanciful, to deny coverage or to maneuver themselves into a position of trying to negotiate a discount on the loss payment.” West also made claims in the suit that the company dished tea about his condition, at the time, without his permission. How many times do I have to say, don’t play with people’s money? We will keep you posted on this lawsuit.