Kanye West’s former bodyguard threatens to sue for damages and calls the rapper a ‘bully’ – The Sun

KANYE West’s former bodyguard has threatened to sue for damages.

Steve Stanulis' attorney also called the rapper a "bully."


Steve's lawsuit threat against Kanye follows accusations the bodyguard broke a 2016 confidentiality agreement with Kanye.

According to Page Six, Kanye's lawyers sent a cease-and-desist letter to Steve earlier this month, and they threatened to sue him for $10 million if he continued talking about his former client and making “false and defamatory” statements.

Steve called him the “neediest, moodiest client” he ever had on the “Hollywood Raw podcast with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn.


But communication from Steve's attorney says he never signed a confidentiality agreement.

According to Page Six, his attorney's responded: “As such, any efforts undertaken by your clients to enforce any purported ‘confidentiality agreement’ will be met with counterclaims, that will seek significant damages, along with court costs and legal fees.”

In a statement to the outlet Steve's attorney, Dmitriy Shakhnevich, said: “Our client is being bullied here, and we will not stand for that.”

Steve also told Page Six: “I’m not going to let Kanye West and push me around just because they are rich and famous.

"I’m won’t be intimated by these two egotists!”

Kanye's wife, Kim Kardashian, also signed the cease-and-desist letter, Page Six reported.

Steve told the outlet he would never give up  “First Amendment rights” in signing a confidentiality agreement.

He added he's “developing a new movie around my experiences as a bodyguard to the stars…

“So if Kanye and Kim want to go to war, bring it on — they aren’t the only ones with a strong legal team.”

Kanye's team has not responded to a request for comment.


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