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Kanye West’s Donda Academy Sued, Former Employees File Lawsuit With Multiple Allegations

When Ye doesn’t go to the trouble, trouble comes to him! The 45-year-old rapper is in hot water after his elite Donda Academy was sued by two former teachers, who claim that they were wrongfully terminated from the private school in Simi Valley. From racial discrimination to putting children at risk, the lawsuit includes several allegations against the Academy.

Donda Academy Practiced Racial Discrimination

Donda Two former teachers have filed a lawsuit against Ye’s Donda Academy after they were wrongfully terminated from their job. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of Cecilia Hailey and her daughter, Chekarey Byers. Hailey revealed in an interview, “Things were just chaotic, There was no order, they didn’t have some curriculum.” 

In the lawsuit, the mother-daughter duo claimed that they were fired from the Academy in March for reporting code violations. Hailey, who started working in November 2022 and her daughter, who started in January 2023, alleged that they were discriminated against based on their race and “illegally had wages withheld or were repeatedly improperly paid.”

Student Medications Were Expired…

The plaintiff also alleged that she found a lot of chaos in the private school. It is mentioned in the lawsuit that the school lacked a nurse, and student medications were stored in a closet. Other expired medications were just “scattered around unsecured”.

“We didn’t have any access to the nursing hotline,” Hailey mentioned. “There would be medicines in the kitchen, there would be medicines in the classroom, there would be medicine near computers … there was no order to that.”

Donda Academy, A Place With No Rules

In the lawsuit, the two former teachers claimed that “No action was taken to remedy plaintiffs’ complaints regarding sanitation, health, safety or education standard under local and state law, which plaintiffs made throughout the entirety of their employment.”

Cecilia and Chekarey’s attorney Rob Zambrano claimed that they did not that one of their students had allergies and there was “an EpiPen available for them until she just happened to come upon it.” Not only this, the school provided an unusual food menu.

“My other serious complaint was that children were being given sushi every day,” she said. “That was it. From January 17th to March 3rd, the kids had sushi for lunch.” It was further revealed that students were given fruit as a morning snack. Sadly, those who did not want sushi and did not get their lunch didn’t get anything else to eat.

“Our clients were fired for bringing up very serious deficiencies from a regulatory standpoint as far as how the school was being run,” their attorney claimed. More allegations were made with respect like lack of disciplinary procedures, that  led to “assaults and bullying.”

The “Donda” rapper was accused of having “unusual rules” per the complaint. For instance, he did not allow students on the second floor as he was afraid of the stars, banned the use of forks and utensils, banned the wearing of jewellery and banished chairs in place of foam floor cushions. The former teachers are seeking more than $1 million in damages for “lost wages” and “emotional distress”.

I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.


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