Kanye West is being sued by a third former Donda Academy teacher. This time, the lawsuit surrounds allegations that the school was an unsafe working environment. Timanii Meeks was allegedly let go after informing school authorities that the building was not safe. She filed a lawsuit with the Los Angeles County Superior Court yesterday. She is suing on the basis of allegedly being fired without adequate reasoning and hazardous conditions.
Attorney Ron Zambrano said, “Clearly, Ye has a big problem on his hands with this school.” Adding, “The addition of Ms. Meeks to the complaint only serves to reinforce the nightmarish conditions for staff and students at Donda Academy.” He went on to claim, “Ms. Meeks was fired months before Cecilia Hailey and Chekarey Byers were terminated but all three clearly witnessed the same illegal and disturbing code violations and conduct at the school.” The attorney also stated, “all three were given the same retaliatory and unlawful treatment merely for trying to stand up for the students’ rights to a meaningful education.”
Ye’s Donda Academy Lawsuits
Meeks alleges that there was “bullying and assault” taking place at Donda Academy, as well as safety hazards like exposed wiring within the building. She also claims that she received complaints from parents for not having books in her classroom. Cecilia Hailey and Chekarey Byers also sued Ye earlier this year, making similar claims. The former teachers were represented by the same law firm as Meeks, which claims the firings were “retaliatory.”
Reports included claims that students were exclusively served sushi and weren’t allowed to use chairs. They also state that students had to follow a very strict, all-black clothing policy. Reports additionally claimed that students were not allowed to go outside until the end of the school day. It was also reported that standard janitorial practices were not practiced in the building. Hailey alleged that the school’s curriculum also omitted various major pieces of history, including the holocaust. “They definitely wanted to suppress a lot of information in reference to history,” she described.