Kanye West is reportedly facing two class action lawsuits from some of his Sunday Service cast and crew. According to The Sun, the suits were filed last summer in Los Angeles and it involves around 800 performers and backstage crew who claim they were mistreated or not paid.
One of the plaintiffs include a hairstylist named Raina Leon, who has alleged that she had to wait four months to receive her $550 paycheck, minus a $20 wire fee. Meanwhile, performer Michael Pearson claimed he was paid a flat $250 day rate “regardless of the number of hours worked,” was not permitted a meal or restroom breaks, and was “forced to stand or sit on the ground” before walking home when a shuttle wasn’t provided.
The suit also claimed that the production of Kanye's first “opera” Nebuchadnezzar, at the Hollywood Bowl back in November 2019, allegedly violated California labor laws by not paying employees on time or ever and denying overtime, meal, and bathroom breaks.
Lawyers are currently tracking down other members of the Sunday Service shows and believe that the final tally will be closer to 1,000 people.