Kanye West’s Yeezy is suing one of its interns for posting confidential photos on social media.
In the complaint, which was filed Friday (Jan. 15) in L.A. County Superior Court and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the apparel company accuses Ryan Inwards of sharing the unauthorized images on Instagram after signing a non-disclosure agreement.
Yeezy claims Inwards, who interned for the brand last summer, refused to remove the photos even after it sent multiple cease and desist letters. An Instagram account under Inwards’ name has now been cleared out.
The NDA contained a $500,000 liquidated damages provision in an effort to further ensure compliance for such a breach.
Yeezy is suing Inwards for breach of contract and conversion, and is seeking the half-million-dollar liquidated damages plus punitive damages, claiming he acted maliciously. The suit also seeks an injunction demanding that Inwards turn over the images and be banned from similar posts in the future.