Kanye West insurance lawsuit worth $10 million following tour cancellation
The performer filed the suit against a number of Lloyd’s of London syndicates, alleging lack of payment.
The Kanye West insurance lawsuit has hit the news headlines as the celebrity claims his insurers aren’t paying his due amount following the cancellation of his performance tour.
The entertainer suddenly halted a number of performance dates on his Saint Pablo Tour.
Officially, the Kanye West insurance claims were filed through the performer’s Very Good Touring, Inc. company. He now alleges that the insurance companies have failed to pay out on the claims and has filed a $10 million lawsuit against those insurers. Court documents show that the rapper’s company had purchased “non-appearance or cancellation” insurance through several Lloyd’s of London syndicates before starting his tour. In November 2016, the musician was hospitalized and cancelled the remaining dates on that tour. At that time, the Very Good Touring company filed a claim.
Kanye West insurance claim documents stated that the tour cancellation was due to a “debilitating medical condition.”
The new insurance lawsuit documents accuse the insurers of having “neither paid the multimillion dollar claim nor denied the claim.” That legal filing was made over eight months after the claim was submitted to the insurance companies. “Nor have they provided anything approaching a coherent explanation about why they have not paid, or any indication if they will ever pay, or even make a coverage decision,” continued those legal documents.
The lawsuit filing also accuses the event insurance companies of having implied that Kanye West’s “use of marijuana may provide them with a basis to deny the claim and retain the hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance premiums paid by Very Good.”
Originally, the Saint Pablo Tour schedule included 38 performances in 2016 from August 12 through November 2. West completed the majority of those scheduled engagements, having cancelled two of them following October 2 when his wife, Kim Kardashian, was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. At that time, West told his fans that he would perform additional shows to make up for the two that were cancelled.
However, during “Leg 2” of the tour, Very Good Tours noted that West’s behavior was becoming “strained, confused and erratic.” This led to a Sacramento performance cancellation on November 19. By the next day, West had not improved and his Los Angeles Forum performance for that evening was also cancelled. Later that day, the remainder of the tour was also cancelled. On November 21, the performer was hospitalized at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Center for what court filing documents called a serious, debilitating medical condition.
Documents filed in the Kanye West insurance lawsuit allege that the insurance companies did not deem his hospitalization as sufficient grounds for the claim and nearly immediately after the claim was made, the insurers hired a lawyer.