Kanye West‘s burger lawsuit has been dismissed from a court of law. The rapper failed to stay in touch and show interest in the case. The defense— an Aussie businessman expressed his joy by giving free burgers.
West’s lawsuit against an Australian store owner Mark Elkhouri who named his business ‘College Dropout Burgers,’ was a 43-page document.
The rapper’s lawyers alleged Elkhouri, who named the burger factory after West’s 2004 album, did not seek permission from West.
According to the plaintiff, this business would have been tied to their famous client, which would lead to brand deterioration.
Their claim read:
“Ye has suffered, and will continue to suffer, loss and damage.”
Apart from attacking the restaurant’s name, they requested the Aussie businessman to terminate any material or ideas referencing West.
Another demand was having Elkhouri pay legal fines. But eventually, the complainant refrained from contacting him.
Kanye West’s burger lawsuit remained hanging for months. A few weeks ago, it was reported that he had abandoned the case.
Sources confirmed that West was incommunicado, leading his attorneys to drop his case, while Thomas St.John, his manager, sued him for contract breach.
A court has dismissed a case in which a family-run burger shop in Ivanhoe was forced to remove a Kanye West-themed menu and logo. #7NEWS https://t.co/kXlBUrrdhS
— 7NEWS Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) March 3, 2023
Kanye West’s Burger Lawsuit Dismissed By Court
Shortly after the abandonment of his team, the court dropped Kanye West’s burger lawsuit. An Australian judge complained about his behavior.
The judge, Justice Shaun McElwaine, agreed with Elkhouri’s legal team that the rapper’s avoidance shows he is no longer interested.
Elkhouri’s lawyers had presented the case to the Federal Court of Australia, claiming the rapper had not contacted them.
Following the judge’s stand, Elkhouri celebrated his victory by giving out free cheeseburgers. He admitted being relieved while showing gratitude to the locals.
The businessman admitted that West influenced him as a person. When asked if he would keep the name, he replied, “if I do, it’s on my terms.”
Kanye West’s lawsuit dismissed announcement comes shortly after his secret wedding to his new wife, Bianca Censori, an Australian native.
Recall that in 2022, his divorce from SKIMS founder, Kim Kardashian was finalized. The duo has since moved on while co-parenting their four kids.