The mother of George Floyd’s daughter revealed they will sue Kanye West for $250 million as a result of his recent comments regarding Floyd’s passing. Ye, a rapper, incorrectly claimed on a show that Floyd died from fentanyl and not from police brutality.
The purpose of the complaint, according to attorney Pat D. Dixon III, is to “hold Mr. West accountable” for his “flagrant words,” which Kanye has called “a repulsive attempt to belittle George Floyd’s life and to profit from his horrible death.”
As a result of the comments causing “harassment, misappropriation, defamation, and infliction of emotional distress,” the lawsuit will target West’s “business partners” and “associates.” Floyd’s estate only has one beneficiary: Gianna.
“Priority is given to the child’s best interests. Kanye West’s remarks are retraumatizing George Floyd’s daughter, and he is putting her in a dangerous and unhealthful atmosphere “Attorney Nuru Witherspoon was added.
Gianna, the daughter of Roxie Washington and Floyd, was represented by the Witherspoon Law Group and Dixon & Dixon Attorneys at Law. They sent a cease-and-desist letter to West.
“The cause of death has been conclusively determined by the evidence presented in courtrooms during the criminal and civil actions that followed Mr. Floyd’s tragically early passing. However, you have purposefully made false and incorrect accusations that have hurt Mr. Floyd’s estate and family “Yahoo Entertainment was able to access the letter, which reads as follows.
On the Drink Champs podcast, West mentioned Floyd while praising the documentary The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM by conservative commentator Candace Owens.
“I watched the George Floyd documentary made by Candace Owens. He prayed for eight minutes on the day of his departure, and his two roommates said they wanted a big man like me “West stated.
“They administered fentanyl to [Floyd]. Look closely; in that position, the man’s knee wasn’t even on his neck.”
Floyd’s cause of death was determined by a medical examiner to be homicide. The postmortem report stated that his death was caused by “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.”
In the video that sparked the social justice movement in 2020, Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, is seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes.
Additionally, Floyd’s brother is considering suing West. Floyd’s family is considering suing West for intentional infliction of mental distress, according to civil rights lawyer Lee Merritt, as a defamation claim against West is not feasible.