George Floyd died after being arrested by Minneapolis police on Memorial Day in 2020. On Oct.
18, George Floyd's daughter, the child's mother and their attorneys announced a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against Kanye West for his "repugnant" comments on Floyd's death during an episode of "Drink Champs".In a press release issued by Witherspoon Law Group and Dixon & Dixon Attorneys at Law, Washington accused the rapper of harassment, misappropriation, defamation, and infliction of emotional distress. Acting on behalf of her 8-year-old daughter, Gianna, she is suing him, his business partners and associates for a quarter of billion dollars in damages for George Floyd's estate.Their attorneys also issued a cease-and-desist letter to West.This lawsuit comes after a highly controversial appearance on the podcast ‘Drink Champs’.West, who now goes by the name "Ye", expressed significant doubt over Floyd's cause of death."I watched the George Floyd documentary that Candace Owens put out," Ye said.
"They hit him with the fentanyl. If you look, the guy’s knee wasn’t even on his neck like that."PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Kanye West aka Ye is seen wearing a Balenciaga boxing mouthguard, outside Givenchy, during Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 - Day Seven on October 02, 2022 in Paris, France.
(Photo by Edward Berthelot/GC During the trial against former Minnesota police officer, Derek Chauvin, the medical examiner who performed Floyd's autopsy ruled his death a result of "cardiopulmonary arrest" from restraints and neck compression.Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker said that Floyd’s heart disease and use of fentanyl were contributing factors to his death, but not the direct cause.Candace Owens maintained through a