Ye's private school had no books, teacher alleges in amended complaint accusing the rapper of retaliation and labor violations

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At least one Donda Academy campus is a discreetly located in a building marked Jouer, a cosmetics company.Lloyd Lee/Insider
  • An amended lawsuit was filed against Ye West's Donda Academy, with a third teacher and plaintiff.

  • Timanii Meeks, a former substitute teacher, claimed that there were no textbooks in her classrooms.

  • After parents complained about the lack of textbooks, she alleged she was wrongfully terminated.

A former substitute teacher at Kanye West's Donda Academy accused the private school of lacking adequate teaching materials and textbooks, in an amended complaint filed against the rapper and Donda Academy.

According to the amended lawsuit, Timanii Meeks was employed by Donda Academy as a 5th- through 8th-grade substitute teacher, starting in August 2022, until she alleges she was wrongfully terminated in October 2022.

During that time period, Meeks — now the third former teacher suing the school — claimed in the lawsuit that no textbooks were in the school and that she was fired after parents raised concerns about the lack of teaching materials.

The lawsuit accuses West, who now goes by Ye, and Donda Academy of discrimination, retaliation, and labor code violations, and offers an insight into the inner workings of the otherwise secretive institution.

An attorney for Meeks said in the lawsuit that during the month she was fired, parents sat in on one of her classes, and noted the lack of academic books.

"Specifically, they complained that there were no books, textbooks, or any sort of educational items that would typically be found in a classroom," Meeks' attorney wrote in the lawsuit. "Students were eventually given workbooks and printouts of online worksheets."

After the parents raised concerns about the lack of classroom resources, Meeks alleged in the complaint that she was reprimanded by the school's leadership, and was fired days later without a reason.

Donda Academy did not immediately return Insider's request for comment.

Meeks also spoke up about school safety hazards such as electrical wire sticking out of the wall, per the lawsuit.

A previous version of the lawsuit was filed in April, with two teachers who also alleged that they were also wrongfully terminated and retaliated against for raising concerns. The two other teachers claimed that bullying went unchecked at the school and that students only had the option of eating sushi at lunch.

An attorney for West did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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