Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s dramatic divorce trial is in the news again as the rapper split from his last family law attorney, as the legal battle continues more than a year after the model filed the papers to end their marriage.
During a Friday hearing in Los Angeles court, Judge Steve Cochran granted a request by attorney Samantha Spector to officially step down as West’s attorney.
When asked about her stepping back from the affair in May, Spector, who is a well-known Hollywood divorce attorney, said there was an “irreconcilable rift” in the relationship with the rapper.
According to new court documents, rapper Donda has hired a new Pennsylvania-based attorney, Deborah Hong.
Meanwhile, The Kardashians star, 41, is represented by Laura Wasser, another famous divorce lawyer.
Kim filed for divorce from the Yeezy founder in February 2021. At the time, he was represented by family law attorney Christopher Melcher.