Kanye West Hires Melinda Gates’ Lawyer In Ongoing Battle With Ex-Kim Kardashian

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Kanye West has reportedly hired the same lawyer who represented Melinda Gates in her $130 billion divorce from ex-husband Bill Gates in his own ongoing legal battle with ex-Kim Kardashian.

Robert Stephan Cohen, who has also previously represented Rupert Murdoch and Chris Rock, has become Kanye’s sixth divorce attorney, according to TMZ.

As Cohen is in New York and Kanye’s legal separation is being waged in Los Angeles, the rapper has also retained Beverly Hills-based attorney Nicholas A Salick of Salick Family Law Group, APLC as counsel in California reports the site.

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Cohen marks the sixth attorney Kanye has hired in his divorce from Kim. Kanye is still working on settling custody and property issues with his ex-wife.

Last month, Kanye’s fifth divorce lawyer, Samantha Spector, withdrew from the case due to an irreconcilable breakdown with the rapper.

Prior to Spector, West relieved attorney Chris Melcher of his duties in the case, TMZ reported in March.

Insiders told the outlet at the time that West had been indecisive in his dealings with Melcher, at some times looking to settle and other times looking to battle her in court.

At the time West switched representation from Melcher to Spector, Kardashian’s lawyer Laura Wasser said that West had been ‘strategically’ switching lawyers in an effort to slow down the legal process in the split, Mirror reported.

Kardashian filed to divorce West in February of 2021 after more than six years of marriage and four children together.

She began dating comic Pete Davidson last fall, but they split up after nine months together in August.

Kim has had a contentious co-parenting relationship with Kanye since their split.

Several weeks ago, Kanye accused Kim and Hulu, the Kardashian family’s streaming giant partner, of railroading him when choosing where the kids go to school.

He compared himself to a sperm donor without a say, and fumed over the fact that the kids were attending a posh private school in L.A. when he wanted them to go to his school, the Donda Academy, set up in honor of his late mother.

In an apparent sign of victory – or at least peace with Kim – he recently shared videos of his two oldest children North, nine, and Saint, six, at his school – the Donda Academy. They appeared happily singing and dancing with a group of other children and teachers.

In a recent interview with Good morning America, Kanye – who now goes by just Ye – explained that as he and Kim warred over the kids’ upbringing, he was also battling Adidas and Gap over creative control of his Yeezy products.

‘These little nuances… there were parallels at Gap, at Adidas and in my home. It was kind of a disregard for the voice I have in something I co-created. I co-created the children, I co-created the product at Gap and I co-created the product at Adidas,’ he said.

‘I want my kids to go to Donda and I have to fight for a say-so.

He however said he had a ‘new respect’ for Kim, and that he always wanted her to be ‘calm’.

‘This is the mother of my children, and I apologize for any stress that I have caused, even in my frustration, because God calls me to be stronger. I need this person to be less stressed and of the best, sound mind and as calm as possible to be able to raise those children at the end of the day,’ he said.

 

Daily Mail

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