Kim and Kanye threaten ex-bodyguard with multi-million dollar lawsuit for spreading lies against power couple
According to a cease and desist letter to Steve Stanulis, the pair claimed that he violated a confidentiality agreement
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are not taking lightly to the fact that the latter's bodyguard is making controversial remarks about them. They have, in fact, threatened to file a multi-million dollar lawsuit against him if he dishes out such remarks in the future.
According to a cease and desist letter sent by the power couple to Kanye's former security detail, Steve Stanulis, the pair claimed that Stanulis violated a confidentiality agreement signed by him in February 2016, which banned him from discussing any professional business-relation information with a third party — something that he allegedly did during his appearance on the 'Hollywood Raw Podcast' a few weeks back, when he made "false and defamatory" statements about them.
Stanulis, who switched careers in 2016 and now works as an actor and director, opened up about his experience of working with the rapper, saying that the ‘I Love It’ singer was one of his “least favorite people” to work for. Stanulis spoke about the “ridiculous rules” West had for him. “He wanted you to stay 10 paces behind him on a city street. So obviously if someone is going to come up and do something, by the time I try to run up and prevent it, it would have already happened,” Stanulis said.
Stanulis admitted that West was the hardest worker that he has ever come across but also the “neediest, moodiest and worst tipper”. He added that he would not work with him again in the future. He also speculated about his experience with West, his wife Kim Kardashian, and paparazzi as he said: “First of all, there’s no way [paparazzi] doesn’t get called upfront. There’s no way every time they are leaving, all these people know about it. There’s definitely somebody calling ahead. That’s just my opinion... I’m just saying it isn't coincidental that wherever we are, they’re always there. Maybe they’re just better than I think they are.”
Although Kim and Kanye don't specify which of Stanulis' statements are false and defamatory, they're threatening to sue him for at least $10 million for breaching their confidentiality deal if he goes on record to dish out secrets again. This is not the first time Stanulis has found himself in a bit of pickle for the same thing. In May 2016 the same thing happened. Kanye and Kim had demanded a public apology. No apology was asked for this time around.
Stanulis' lawyer Zack Teperman, told TMZ "... no breach of any confidentiality agreement was done. My client went on a podcast to promote his new film, and old stories that were already out there were brought up. For Kanye and Kim's counsel to send out a threatening letter to bully my client against his rights is unwarranted. My client has already made it clear that he respects Kanye, their time working together. If Kanye and Kim wish to continue this further, that is up to them, but I think their time and money would be better suited helping out with more pressing matters in our society than what happened many years ago."