Lady Sues Netflix, Claiming Exploitation In Kanye West Documentary

A girl filed a lawsuit Monday towards Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah, the filmmakers behind the Netflix documentary “jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy,” which chronicles the profession of rapper Kanye West.

Cynthia Love, who can be suing Netflix, claims she was exploited by the filmmakers and that she was in an “altered state and never able to offering consent” when she was recorded within the early 2000s in footage that Simmons and Ozah used within the documentary, in keeping with TMZ.

The scene, which featured Love dancing at a restaurant, was initially supposed to be used in West’s 2003 music video for “By the Wire,” which Simmons and Ozah directed. The video was a breakthrough in West’s profession, and an prolonged model of the video was included within the documentary.

Love claims she solely obtained $20 in compensation for her cameo, whereas Simmons and Ozah reportedly earned $30 million for the documentary, in keeping with TMZ. Love is suing for no less than $30,000 in damages.


The authorized papers allege the documentary exhibits a part of Love’s troubled previous that she has since left behind.

Love stated she confronted problems with dependancy on the time, however claims she’s been sober for 18 years and has labored exhausting to keep up a job and restore her relationships with family and friends. She stated the documentary revealed her darkish previous to individuals in her life who had been unaware of her prior points, in keeping with TMZ. (RELATED: Netflix Apologizes For Delay In Releasing ‘Love Is Blind’ Episode)

Love additionally alleged that Simmons texted her son to say he didn’t contact her earlier than the movie debuted as a result of he assumed she was lifeless, per TMZ.

Originally posted 2023-04-18 16:56:33.