Kanye’s Lawyer Seeks to Withdraw from Assault Case Citing Non-Payment


Kanye’s Lawyer Seeks to Withdraw from Assault Case Citing Non-Payment

Attorney Brian Brumfield has claimed that Kanye West, now legally known as Ye, has refused to communicate with him.

Kanye West is currently entangled in several legal issues, including a recent lawsuit from a group of former Yeezy employees. However, it seems he may need to secure new legal representation soon. According to MyNewsLA, Ye’s attorney Brian Brumfield has filed a motion to withdraw from one of West’s ongoing cases. This particular case involves a 2022 incident with a fan named Justin Poplawski, who allegedly requested an autograph and was subsequently punched by Ye. Earlier this year, Poplawski sued the rapper for assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and more.

Brumfield has accused Ye of failing to pay him for his legal services and of refusing to communicate. “Defendant will not speak to counsel and defendant refuses to pay counsel as well,” Brumfield stated in a court filing on Monday, July 1. A hearing regarding Brumfield’s motion to withdraw is scheduled for later this month.

Withdrawal Motion Filed by Brian Brumfield

Regarding the assault case itself, authorities conducted an investigation, and the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office ultimately chose not to press charges against Ye. In a previous interview, Ye admitted to hitting Poplawski, claiming the fan was attempting to profit from his autograph and denying any wrongdoing on his part. “It was 3 a.m. in front of the Soho Warehouse,” Ye explained. “I’m saying, ‘You don’t know what I’m dealing with right now.’ I just finished these two songs. I came from the studio.”

Ye further elaborated, “And this dude, he just had this real attitude like, ‘What you gonna do? And see that?’ I’ma just tell you – that blue COVID-19 mask ain’t stop that knockout.”

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