The lawsuit is in response to the false statements Kanye made about George’s death on the “Drink Champs” podcast.
Kanye was feeling emboldened in his beliefs after attending the premiere of Candace Owens‘ new documentary, “The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM.”
A news release from Witherspoon Law Group and Dixon & Dixon Attorneys at Law states the Floyd family issued a cease-and-desist letter to Kanye West claiming he made “false statements about George Floyd’s death to promote his brands, and increase marketing value and revenue for himself, his business partners, and associates.”
Attorney Nuru Witherspoon, partner at The Witherspoon Law Group, said, “The interests of the child are priority. George Floyd’s daughter is being traumatized by Kanye West’s comments and he’s creating an unsafe and unhealthy environment for her.”
Former NBA star Stephen Jackson, who was George’s best friend, took to social media to share this message regarding Gianna:
Mood. U say what? If y’all only knew what she going through reliving all this again and y’all wanna talk about mental health. Yea right.
See his original post below.
When N.O.R.E learned that the family was considering a lawsuit, he issued an apology to the Floyd family.
The “Drink Champs” interview has since been removed from Revolt and YouTube, but clips from the interview are still all over the internet and social media.