A person who was an official and teacher at Kanye West‘s Christian schools in California has filed a lawsuit claiming conditions at the schools were dangerous and unsanitary, and that he was fired after voicing his concerns, NBC News reported.
Isaiah Meadows, a former assistant principal at Yeezy Christian Academy before it later became Donda Academy, also claimed in the lawsuit that the school had a skylight that was left empty because West allegedly didn’t like glass.
Another lawsuit filed this year by two former teachers at Donda accusing the school of wrongful termination says the school had no janitorial or medical staff, tolerated persistent bullying, and even had rules that seemed to ban all clothes that weren’t black or designed by West.
“It is just absolutely egregious what is going on at this school,” attorney Ron Zambrano, who represents plaintiffs in both lawsuits, said in a statement.
“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,” Zambrano said.
Meadows’ suit, which targets West, Donda Academy and Yeezy Christian Academy, where Meadows said he began working as a full-time employee in late 2020. The suit also targets other officials at the schools, according to NBC News.
The Yeezy Christian Academy campus had no hot water and a skylight without glass, a septic tank that repeatedly overflowed and such poorly done wiring that an electrical fire started near the student eating area, the suit alleges.
When the school became Donda Academy and moved to another location in Simi Valley in August 2021, Meadows worked as a teacher’s assistant and taught faith and physical education, according to the suit.
In the first few months of school, the new campus had no electricity, so lessons were taught using commercial flood lamps powered by a generator, the suit alleges. No glass was installed in the windows, though mesh curtains were added eventually, and, as with the first campus, the school’s septic tank often overflowed, according to the suit.
Meadows said he was fired without explanation in August. He’s seeking damages for unpaid wages, loss of earnings and emotional distress, and other things.
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