Kanye West and his fashion brand Yeezy have been ordered to pay more than $300,000 to Brooklyn, New York-based creative Katelyn Mooney after failing to appear in court. After Pharells Williams the Xerox now West the swindler. The French brands have to be careful with these pseudo designers.
Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Gerald Lebovits issued a default judgment in Mooney’s favor on Monday, after no lawyer for West or Yeezy was entered on the docket for the fashion line and it never responded to court papers.
According to court documents, Mooney was hired by West on Sept. 11 as an independent contractor to produce a shoot on Sept. 13 for Yeezy’s new line of SHDZ sunglasses for an agreed amount of $110,000.
The complaint stated that Mooney was hired to be fully responsible for every aspect of the photo shoot, including but not limited to hiring models, reserving studio space, procuring lighting, catering, pre-production and post-production.
NBC News also found 17 government-imposed liens in California against three of Mr. West’s businesses and a charity created in his name, dating back to 2012. Four of those liens were labeled as assets with no indication that they had been terminated or paid.