Kanye West is facing legal action once again as he is being sued for allegedly assaulting a fan who approached him for an autograph. The incident occurred near the Soho Warehouse in Downtown Los Angeles, resulting in a lawsuit filed by Justin Poplawski and his wife Tiffany Marshall. They have accused Kanye West of assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, and loss of consortium.
Poplawski, a self-proclaimed “well-respected autograph dealer,” claims that he had previously obtained an autograph from West without any issues. However, on January 13, 2022, things took a violent turn. Poplawski alleges that West shouted at him, referenced his divorce from Kim Kardashian, and struck him several times, causing severe injuries.
The lawsuit further states that Kanye West demanded those accompanying him to go to his house and get his children. One of the individuals with West reportedly intervened and urged him to stop. Poplawski asserts he approached West while standing on public property.
The lawsuit accuses West of intentionally assaulting and injuring Poplawski, causing harm and damages. The filing describes West’s actions as a conscious disregard for the rights and safety of the autograph seeker and others, labeling it as despicable. The amount of damages sought by the couple has not been disclosed, but Marshall is also suing for “loss of consortium.” Kanye West has not publicly responded to the lawsuit so far.
In a similar incident, a photographer previously sued West for throwing her phone into oncoming traffic out of frustration with surrounding photographers. The incident occurred in June 2023 and was captured in a video recorded in January 2023.
In November 2023, Atlanta rap star Offset, formerly a member of Migos, faced a lawsuit by a security guard who accused him of assault, battery, and negligence. This incident highlights yet another instance of a rapper facing legal consequences for alleged violent behavior.