Kanye West Shoots Down Countersuit for Saint Pablo Tour Cancellation
Last month, Kanye West and his company Very Good Touring, Inc. filed a $10 million lawsuit against Lloyd’s of London for failing to pay out the insurance claims Kanye was allegedly entitled to after he cancelled his Saint Pablo tour for mental health reasons last fall. A couple of weeks later, Lloyd's struck back with a countersuit alleging the factors precipitating Yeezy's sudden cancellation weren't out of his control. Now, Kanye's responded to the countersuit.
In their countersuit, Lloyd's and their syndicates list drug and alcohol addiction as being things that were exempt from the insurance policy. According to a legal document obtained by the folks at Pitchfork, West's team rejects the notion that those are legitimate reasons to keep them from giving Yeezy his insurance money. “The Counterclaim should be withdrawn or stricken," their response reads.
Of course, this falls right in line with Kanye's orginal claim that the company would try to push forth the "unsupportable" claim that smoking weed led to Kanye's breakdown and subsequent cancellation of the Saint Pablo tour.
“Nor have they provided anything approaching a coherent explanation about why they have not paid, or any indication if they will ever pay or even make a coverage decision, implying that Kanye’s use of marijuana may provide them with a basis to deny the claim and retain the hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance premiums paid by Very Good,” reads Kanye's original complaint. “The stalling is emblematic of a broader modus operandi of the insurers of never-ending post-claim underwriting where the insurers hunt for some contrived excuse not to pay.”
Check out Kanye's latest legal doc below.
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