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Kanye West’s Lawyer Steps Down Amid Kim Kardashian Divorce Case

Kanye West‘s divorce lawyer has formally mentioned nay to Ye.

On Aug. 5, a choose granted a request from Los Angeles household regulation lawyer Samantha Spector to formally withdrew as counsel for the rapper in his and Kim Kardashian‘s divorce case, in response to court docket paperwork obtained by E! News. The submitting additionally comprises contact data for Kanye’s new, Pennsylvania-based lawyer, Deborah Hong.

Spector, who beforehand represented Nicole Young in her 2021 divorce from Dr. Dre, had submitted her request to be relieved as counsel for Kanye in May. In her movement, she wrote, “There has been an irreconcilable breakdown in the attorney-client relationship” and added that she “has communicated with Ms. Hong, an attorney-at-law, who has confirmed she is acting on behalf of Ye and should receive all communications directed to him,” per ET.

Kim filed for divorce from Kanye in February 2021. At the time, he was represented by household regulation lawyer Christopher Melcher, and all through the following yr, the Yeezy founder would additionally make the most of the companies of two extra attorneys from his agency to assist with the divorce case, court docket paperwork present.