Kanye West has been sued by a third former Donda Academy teacher, Timanii Meeks, who was dismissed from her position after allegedly notifying the Simi Valley private Christan school’s authorities that the building was unsafe.
According to NBC News, Meeks filed a lawsuit with the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday (June 1) after she was fired in October following complaints from children’s parents of her classroom having no books.
Meeks is the third ex-teacher to file a suit against Kanye and California’s Donda Academy following Cecilia Hailey and Chekarey Byers earlier this year. The three are repped by the same employment law firm who believes their firings were “retaliatory.”
“Clearly, Ye has a big problem on his hands with this school, and the addition of Ms. Meeks to the complaint only serves to reinforce the nightmarish conditions for staff and students at Donda Academy,” attorney Ron Zambrano said.
“Ms. Meeks was fired months before Cecilia Hailey and Chekarey Byers were terminated but all three clearly witnessed the same illegal and disturbing code violations and conduct at the school, and all three were given the same retaliatory and unlawful treatment merely for trying to stand up for the students’ rights to a meaningful education.”
Meeks has added to the piling list of complaints about Donda Academy, claiming there was exposed wiring, safety hazards and issues with “bullying and assaults” taking place at the school. She was then terminated on October 12 and was allegedly given no reason for getting canned.
Previous reports stated that students were only served sushi for lunch and were not allowed to bring any outside drinks to the school besides water.
Others complaints include Kanye West’s alleged refusal to allow classes to take place on the second floor “because he’s afraid of stairs” and that no one was allowed to wear jewelry simply because West didn’t like it.
It is also alleged that both children and teachers alike were not allowed to sit in chairs, thus forcing them to either use foam cushions, stools, or simply stand throughout class.
Additionally, it is claimed that students were forced to wear black from head to toe — with Nike and adidas brands of shoes strictly forbidden — and that students weren’t allowed to go outside until it was time to return home.