Kanye West's Fifth Divorce Attorney Calls It Quits

Ye and his ex-lawyer's relationship is "irretrievably broken"

BY Sydney BrasilPublished Aug 5, 2022

Sixth time's a charm? Amid his divorce from Kim Kardashian, Kanye West has lost his fifth divorce lawyer, leaving him without legal counsel once again.

At a trial-setting conference for the split couple on Friday (August 5), Samantha Spector, Ye's ex-lawyer, petitioned a judge in a Los Angeles court to relieve her as West's counsel. She cited her "irretrievably broken" relationship with her client, but has not elaborated on why their correspondence broke down [via TMZ].

Though Spector had a date set next week to cut legal ties with West, the judge immediately granted her request, meaning she is immediately relieved from being his lawyer. As of press time, West is without legal representation for his divorce. 

Reports of West and Kardashian's split originally surfaced in January 2021. Since then, West has been involved in a slew of controversies, many of which are related to his repeated harassment of Pete Davidson, Kardashian's new partner

While the couple have been considered legally single since March, they have yet to resolve a few issues pertaining to custody and property. Their divorce trial is currently slated for December 14.

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