AceShowbiz - Kanye West has officially parted ways with his fifth divorce lawyer. Months after filing a motion to be relieved as the "Donda" rapper's counsel, Samantha Spector has her request granted by a judge.
According to TMZ, Samantha was initially set to officially withdraw on a date next week, but the judge ended up approving it during Kanye and Kim Kardashian's trial-setting conference on Friday, August 5.
The judge reportedly informed the court that the Yeezy designer needed to take action and submit his financial declarations to settle lingering issues. If not, the case would head to trial in December.
Samantha, who represented Nicole Young in her divorce from Dr. Dre, filed her motion in May. According to documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight, she has served Kanye with the motion and has communicated with him via email and through post, as well as through his new attorney, Deborah Hong.
The motion stated, "Attorney has communicated with Ms. Hong, an attorney-at-law, who has confirmed she is acting on behalf of Ye and should receive all communications directed to him."
Kanye hired Samantha after he fired his previous lawyer, Chris Melcher. It was claimed at the time his relationship with Chris had become "extremely difficult," with little communication between them and it seems the emcee may have been a difficult client to work with because at times, he had said he wanted to settle things with Kim, and at others, he expressed a desire to put up a fight.
It was previously claimed Kanye is trying to "disconnect" from the "drama" of his divorce. A source said, "Kanye has been laying low and focusing on healing. He is trying to disconnect from all the drama that happened between him and Kim."
As for "The Kardashians" star, she was dating Pete Davidson following her split from Kanye. However, they reportedly have called it quits because "the long distance and their demanding schedules made it really difficult to maintain a relationship."