- A new lawsuit alleges Ye’s private Christian school had students attend classes in unsafe conditions.
- The former assistant principal says kids ate lunch in rooms with exposed wiring nearby overflowing septic tanks.
- The lawsuit says that staff were retaliated against for complaining or trying to improve conditions.
In the latest lawsuit filed against the artist formerly known as Kanye West, a former assistant principal at the rapper’s private Christian school says students were made to attend classes in filthy and unsafe conditions — and staff were retaliated against for complaining.
Lawyers for plaintiff Isaiah Meadows, who worked at Ye’s secretive school from November 2020 to August 2022, say in their complaint that the school was left in incomplete and dangerous conditions, with windows that didn’t have glass in them and “faulty electrical wiring in the school that once started a fire near where students eat.”
In addition to the fire risk, students were also exposed to improperly maintained septic tanks on campus, which would overflow “every other day,” according to the complaint, “causing a terrible smell.”
“It is just absolutely egregious what is going on at this school,” Meadows’ attorney, Ron Zambrano of West Coast Employment Lawyers, said in a statement emailed to Insider.
Zambrano added: “The unlawful and retaliatory behavior by Mr. West and the school directors have now been documented multiple times by other former employees who never even worked together but all experienced the same horrendous treatment and witnessed the same serious health, safety, and education code violations, while all were subjected to the same fate — wrongful termination — and we plan to hold them accountable.”
Representatives for Meadows and a lawyer for West did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.
West’s private school, which Insider previously reported cost $15,000 a month for students to attend, has been mired in controversy and multiple lawsuits in recent years.
Insider previously reported former staff have alleged in lawsuits the ever-erratic Ye refused to hold classes on the second floor of the school building because he was afraid of stairs, insisted students eat only sushi for lunch — on the floor, with their hands — and were forbidden from wearing Adidas or Nike brands on campus.
Meadows, in his recent filing, joins several former staff who, after complaining about being prevented from teaching about the Holocaust or raising concerns about not being given any textbooks to teach from, allege they faced retaliation from West, including discrimination and wrongful termination.