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Mother Of George Floyd’s Daughter Files $250M Lawsuit Against Kanye West

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George Floyd's Baby Mama Files $250 Million Lawsuit Against Kanye West

George Floyd’s Family & Baby Mama Files $250 Million Lawsuit Against Kanye West

The family of George Floyd have filed a lawsuit against Kanye West and are seeking $250million (£221m) in damages, it had been claimed. He died in 2020 after Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into his neck, despite Floyd’s pleas that he couldn’t breathe.

The incident sparked protests across the US and around the world as many demanded justice – with the officer later found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

West attracted outrage recently when he appeared on an episode of the Drink Champs podcast, raising questions over Floyd’s death. In the instalment – which has since been removed – the Praise God rapper referred to a documentary made by Candace Owens, titled: The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM.

He told hosts N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN: ‘They hit [Floyd] with the fentanyl. If you look, the guy’s knee wasn’t even on his neck like that. ‘They said he screamed for his mama; mama was his girlfriend. It’s in the documentary.’

According to multiple reports, Floyd’s family – including the mother of his daughter – have launched a legal bid against the dad-of-four, and issued a cease and desist letter over his comments.

In paperwork filed by Gianna Floyd’s mom, Roxie Washington, lawyers reportedly claimed that he made ‘false statements’ about Floyd to ‘promote his brands’, and used ‘malicious falsehoods’ to ‘increase marketing value and revenue for himself’.

Nuru Witherspoon, who is representing the family, said in a statement via Daily Mail: ‘The interests of the child are priority. ‘George Floyd’s daughter is being traumatized by Kanye West’s comments and he’s creating an unsafe and unhealthy environment for her.’

 

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