KANYE West has been sued after a former Donda Academy teacher said he had no windows at the school.
Located in Ventura County, California, Donda Academy was founded by Kanye, 46.
Their mission statement is: “With an ethic of integrity and caring, Donda Academy prepares its students to become the next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators.”
Well acc NBCYe is being sued by a former academy official and teacher.
The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court and alleges that the school has plumbing and electrical problems.
The documents say that the septic tank overflowed several times, there was no hot water, and an electrical fire broke out in the school.
Additionally, the plaintiff said windows and skylights were exposed to the elements because Kanye didn’t like glass.
Isaiah Meadows was a former associate principal at the rapper’s former academy, the Yeezy Christian Academy.
Isaiah claims he was suspended, had his salary reduced and was fired for complaining about conditions at school.
The lawsuit also states that his rent was supposed to be paid by the school, but it wasn’t.
This cost him tens of thousands of dollars for the house he rented in Calabasas.
Kanye, Donda Academy, Yeezy Christian Academy and school officials were named as defendants.
NOT THE FIRST
This lawsuit isn’t the first allegation that has been leveled against Kanye and the school he envisioned.
Another lawsuit filed this year found that NBCSeveral former teachers claimed wrongful termination against the academy.
These teachers claimed that the school had no supervisory or medical staff.
It was also alleged that bullying was common at the school.
Other rules appeared to ban any non-Yeezy or black clothing, as well as the use of forks.
What the hell is Donda?
The Yeezy rapper founded Donda Academy, a school named after his late mother that issued Balenciaga uniforms.
Donda Academy claims to offer its students a world-class education, including its “rigorous core curriculum and an emphasis on sustainability, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving.”
On October 26, 2022, teachers, students and parents were informed that the school would be temporarily closed for the remainder of the year.
Received in an email chain from The timesJason Angell, Principal of Donda Academy, announced, “At the discretion of our Founder, Donda Academy will be closed effective immediately for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year.”
“Our leadership team will work diligently to support all families during this transition and ensure each grantee has what they need to thrive in their next community, quickly and kindly.”
“We are confident that our scholars will continue to evolve as creative innovators, bold influencers and next-generation academic leaders,” the email read, as the institution confirmed it is not planning to reopen until September 2023.
Since June 10, 2023, Donda Academy has stopped accepting applications from prospective students for the coming year.
The academy’s website states: “We are an instruction-based school. Everyone is welcome to apply regardless of their financial situation.”
“Financial aid and scholarships are available for students who qualify.”
The academy offers courses for students from pre-school to 12th grade.