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Bianca Censori Supports Kanye West’s $1.3 Million Settlement in Disgruntled Sunday Service Dancer’s Class Action Lawsuit




Bianca Censori Supports Kanye West's $1.3 Million Settlement in Disgruntled Sunday Service Dancer's Class Action Lawsuit

Bianca Censori Supports Kanye West’s $1.3 Million Settlement in Disgruntled Sunday Service Dancer’s Class Action Lawsuit– Bianca Censori supported Kanye West’s decision to settle a class action lawsuit filed by an ex-Sunday Service artist who accused the rapper of failing to pay him properly and forcing him to work in squalid conditions. has obtained a copy of the $1.3 million settlement agreement awarding payouts to hundreds of artists who participated in the Nebuchadnezzar Opera at the Hollywood Bowl in 2019.

A background dancer at the concert, Michael Pearsonsued Kanye, West Brands, Very Good Touring and AJR Films, claiming that West’s staff prohibited employees from taking meal or bathroom breaks and ordered them to stand all day.

Censori, Kanye’s wife since 2022, recently told the court that she was in charge of the artists on the show.

In his complaint, Pearson explained that he was paid $250 to perform at the Los Angeles event on November 23 and 24, 2019, but was never compensated for overtime or other “wages earned.”

He cited seven counts of alleged violations of California labor law, including “unlawful and unfair trade practices.”

After unsuccessfully trying to have the lawsuit dismissed, Kanye ultimately agreed to resolve the dispute through private mediation with each party’s attorneys. Several delays followed as the embattled musician struggled to secure legal representation, but mediation eventually began in October 2023 and an agreement was reached weeks later.

Censori filed an affidavit with the court on June 14 in support of the settlement, calling itself an “Authorized Signatory.” Although she was not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, the Australian architect and model wrote that she was “responsible for supervising the production and the performers, dancers and extras” at the concert.

She also claimed that her “personal knowledge” of the case would make her a competent witness if she were called to testify.

As part of the $1.3 million settlement, the defendants denied “any liability or wrongdoing” in connection with the lawsuit, insisting they complied “at all times” with labor laws and wage commission orders. They agreed to the settlement, Pearson’s attorney said, “solely to avoid the costs of litigation.”

Ye’s team agreed that its employees would make payouts to “all persons who worked as performers, vocalists, dancers or other extras in preparation for and during” the concert, which included more than 599 employees. The money would be distributed equally among all recipients.

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Although both parties agreed to these terms, a judge will have the final say on whether the settlement is approved. Right Carolyn B. Kuhl will hear a motion for preliminary approval of the agreement on August 8.