KANYE West's brand Yeezy has "sued" a former intern for "$500k for sharing confidential photos."
The legal battle comes as the rapper and Kim Kardashian continue to deal with their split.
Yeezy is suing summer intern, Ryan Inwards, for posting confidential photos from the company on Instagram.
According to a complaint filed at the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday, the ex intern previously signed a nondisclosure agreement that contained a $500,000 liquidated damages provision.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed the provision determines an upfront price tag on contractual breaches, meaning that Ryan is being sued for $500k.
The intern signed an NDA that prevents him from sharing confidential information on social media, as the company claims Ryan posted nonpublic images on Instagram and has not yet removed them even though he's received cease and desists letters.
Ryan is being sued for breach of contract and conversion, as Yeezy is seeking $500,000 in liquidated damages and punitive damages.
The company believes the intern's decision to post the photos was malicious.
Additionally, Yeezy is seeking an injunction that forces Ryan to turn over the images and will ban him from similar posts in the future.
The lawsuit comes as the 43-year-old rapper is heading towards a "divorce" with Kim, 40.
A source previously told The Sun that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star's "divorce" from Kanye may seem “amicable," but things will “get ugly” as they battle for custody.
The couple, who tied the knot in 2014, share four kids: daughters North, seven, and Chicago, two, and sons Saint, five, and Psalm, one.
The source revealed: “Neither of them want to seem like the loser in this divorce and they both will fight hard for their kids.
“Kim has made it clear she wants full custody so if Kanye tries to fight her on that, the custody battle will be brutal."
The famous pair are have been living separately as the rapper is in Wyoming and Kim has been in L.A. with their four kids.
An insider previously told Us Weekly: “Kim and Kanye had no option but to live apart in the end because the communication between them had gotten so downright toxic."
The source claimed Kim and Kanye went into the second part of 2020 intending to fix their marriage, though tensions "reached the point where the bickering turned to nasty blowups and confrontations, and since neither of them wanted the kids exposed to that type of hostility, they [stayed] apart.”
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