Kanye West Is Being Countersued By Insurance Company For His Canceled Tour
Last November, Kanye West canceled the remaining dates on his Saint Pablo tour, which cost him a lot of money.
He then proceeded to sue the tour insurers for $10 million earlier this month.
However, the insurance company is now fighting back with their own lawsuit.
Lloyd’s of London and another major insurer for the Saint Pablo tour, allege that the 40-year-old and his team have not provided enough information to investigate his claim, according to ABC News.
Specifically, the countersuit states they’ve been unable to reach a final conclusion regarding the claim because “the insured’s failure and/or refusal to produce additional information that was requested.”
The insurers also claim their policies don’t cover loss due to undisclosed pre-existing conditions (seemingly indicating the rapper’s mental health) or “the possession or use of illegal drugs.”
Shortly after he canceled his remaining tour dates, the “Famous” rapper was taken to UCLA Medical Center for psychological treatment.
It was reported that he had suffered from a mental breakdown.
Additionally, the father of two reportedly admitted to taking prescription painkiller Percocet and marijuana while filing the lawsuit.
He also may have taken other drugs that will support the insurers countersuit.
The countersuit further alleges there are “substantial irregularities” in the medical history Kanye's team provided insurers.
It also states he’s failed to cooperate with the insurers’ investigation.
Most importantly, the insurers claim the problems that caused the tour cancelation were “not beyond the control” of the “Stronger” rapper or his touring company.
The insurers believe that relevant facts of the investigation were “willfully concealed and or misrepresented.”
Unsurprisingly, Howard King, the attorney for Kanye’s touring company, Very Good Touring Inc., disagrees completely with the insurers' claims.
“Lloyd’s counterclaim for declaratory relief is the same generic response Lloyd’s files in all cases when they don’t want to honor a legitimate claim but can’t find a factual basis to deny a claim,” he said.
Howard is confident Kanye and his team will still win the lawsuit and get the $10 million, plus interest.
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