George Floyd‘s brother is not shifting ahead with authorized motion towards Kanye West — a minimum of for now — however that does not imply Ye’s out of the woods simply but.
Lee Merritt — who’s repping Philonise Floyd — tells TMZ … Philonise is quickly standing down on his authentic menace to deliver a lawsuit towards Ye, Candace Owens and others for pushing the narrative George died from fentanyl, versus the actions of Derek Chauvin.
Keep in mind, George’s brother, and different relations, have been incensed after these remarks have been made on a “Drink Champs” episode … and Philonise instructed Lee to analysis a doable lawsuit.
As for why he is standing down … we’re instructed Philonise is hitting pause, particularly pertaining to Kanye, as a result of he simply needed Kanye to cease repeating that false narrative about his brother’s loss of life — and that is precisely what’s occurred over the past week and alter because the “Drink Champs” episode aired.
Lee factors out the controversial episode in query has been yanked and the podcast host, N.O.R.E., has gone on an apology tour for letting Ye communicate freely with out pushback.
We’re instructed that Philonise seems like Ye has complied with the calls for made within the stop and desist letter despatched on behalf of George Floyd’s daughter, Gianna, final week — though, he clarified that Philonise wasn’t actually a part of that potential authorized motion within the first place, however supported it from the sidelines.
As for whether or not Gianna’s legal professionals would possibly nonetheless transfer ahead with a lawsuit — one by which they mentioned might search greater than $250 million in damages — no phrase on that entrance presently.
Now, relating to Candace … Lee says that is a harder case to deliver, as a result of her function as a journalist presenting opinions in a documentary about BLM and the conviction of Derek Chauvin may be very completely different from Ye spouting what Lee and Philonise see as lies concerning the Floyd case.
Both manner, we’re instructed Ye’s good to go so far as Philonise is anxious — assuming he does not begin yapping about it once more.