Adidas said it launched the investigation after receiving an anonymous letter detailing several allegations against the singer.
Adidas says it has launched an investigation into German sportswear maker Kanye West’s dealings with the rapper and fashion designer last month.
Adidas said it launched the investigation after receiving an anonymous letter detailing several allegations against the singer, who currently goes by the name Ye.
The investigation follows a report by Rolling Stone magazine that detailed Ye’s inappropriate behavior with employees and prospective employees. Rolling Stone cited interviews with more than a dozen former Yeezy and Adidas employees.
According to the magazine, former members of the group sent an anonymous letter to Adidas in which they said senior leaders at the company were aware of Whom’s actions but had turned a “blind eye” and “removed their moral compass”.
“At this time it is not clear whether the information contained in the anonymous letter is true,” an Adidas spokesperson said in a statement to Reuters.
“However, we are taking this very seriously and have made the decision to launch an independent investigation into the matter to deal with these allegations.”
You could not immediately be reached for comment. News of the investigation was first reported by the Financial Times on Thursday.
According to the Financial Times, Germany’s third-largest asset manager, Union Investment, wrote to Adidas on Thursday for details on the deal.
Union Investment did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
You have caused controversy in recent months by ending major corporate relationships and launching social media rants against certain celebrities. His Twitter and Instagram accounts were banned, with the social network removing some of the posts that users criticized for being anti-Semitic.