Ye's Yeezy Apparel to pay nearly $1M in consumer protection case
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Ye's Yeezy Apparel and Yeezy LLC will pay nearly $1 million as part of a consumer protection lawsuit.

The companies owned by Ye — the "Yeezus" rapper formerly known as Kanye WestKanye Omari WestYe allegedly punches autograph-seeking fan Ye to meet with Putin in Russia, associate says Kim Kardashian says she's 'a mix of both' parties MORE who legally changed his name last month — will pay $950,000 as part of a settlement after they allegedly engaged in unlawful business practices, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Monday.

The online sneaker and clothing retailers were accused of false advertising for not shipping products in a timely manner.


The settlement, officials said, prohibits Ye's companies from "making untrue or misleading representations regarding a shipping timeframe or refund." Yeezy will also be required to "adhere to laws relating to the issuance of delay notices" and to "refund money to consumers who, in the future, purchase products that are not shipped in a timely fashion."

California law stipulates that orders placed online must be shipped within 30 days. If a company fails to ship an item within the timeframe, it is required to "send the consumer equivalent or superior replacement goods, or give the buyer a written notice explaining the delay and offer a refund upon request."

The companies owned by Ye — who launched an unsuccessful White House bid in 2020 — didn't admit wrongdoing and cooperated with the investigation, the district attorney's office said.

“Online consumers are entitled to protection against unwarranted fees and unreasonably long waits for purchases to arrive on their doorsteps,” Los Angeles County district attorney George Gascón said in a statement about the civil lawsuit.