Kanye West’s ex-bodyguard claims star is a ‘bully’

By Marriska Fernandes on June 29, 2020 | 10 Comments

Kanye WestKanye West and Steve Stanulis‘s former bodyguard, Steve Stanulis, is claiming that the actor is a “bully” and is even threatening to sue for damages.

This feud started in early May, when Steve talked about his experience working with Kanye on the podcast “Hollywood Raw” with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn. He said the rapper was one of his “least favorite people” to work with and described him as the “neediest, moodiest client” he’s ever had.

This did not go over well with Kanye, who sent a cease-and-desist to Steve in June, threatening to sue him for $10 million if he continued to talk. Kanye’s legal team believed he made “false and defamatory” statements on the podcast and claim he breached a confidentiality agreement.

On Monday, Page Six obtained a legal response issued by Steve and his lawyers. In the document, Steve says he never signed a confidentiality agreement and, as a result, he and his legal team are prepared to countersue Kanye if he continues with his suit.

The document reads: “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.”

Steve’s attorney Dmitriy Shakhnevich gave a statement to the New York Post‘s Page Six, saying his client is “being bullied here, and we will not stand for that.”

Steve told Page Six: “I’m not going to let Kanye West and [his wife, Kim Kardashian, whose signature also appeared on the cease and desist] push me around just because they are rich and famous. I’m won’t be intimated by these two egotists! So if Kanye and Kim want to go to war bring it on—they aren’t the only ones with a strong legal team.”

He also revealed that he’s developing a film about his experiences as a Hollywood bodyguard. ~Marriska Fernandes

Comments & Discussion

  1. R • June 30, 2020 @ 11:19 AM

    My wife bought some all-beef sausage hot dogs at Costco that nobody liked. Their meat is too tightly packed and their flavor is too plastic; since they are from Costco, you can imagine the quantity, so I’ve been forcing myself to eat them here and there because food waste is one of the most pathetic insults that we as Canadians can do against other areas of the world less privileged (and even against less privileged people within Canada), so I refuse to be one of those mindless, selfish jerks who toss out perfectly OK food.
    This morning I used one and a half sausages for breakfast: I cut it into very small squares and fried them with very little oil on the pan; once they were toasted, I piled them into an island and on top of them I cracked open two eggs. I covered the pan and lower the heat. About 5 minutes later the eggs were ready and the sausage base was toasted into a unit. I removed them into a plate, heated up a wheat tortilla, some ketchup on top, and voilá!
    It was actually pretty good!
    What does this has to do with the rapper and his bodyguard? Nothing, but I thought my story was just as important as theirs (maybe more so, since I’m trying to convey the message of correct food utilization and avoiding food waste).

  2. Zara • June 30, 2020 @ 12:16 PM

    Ugh can we expect anything better from Kanye?

  3. Barbara Muszik • June 30, 2020 @ 12:47 PM

    I totally agree with the body guard!! He would have first hand knowledge of this idiot’s behavour!! I can’t wait until his movie comes out to see which stars acted like morons he worked for!!

  4. Shane • June 30, 2020 @ 9:48 PM

    Kanye and Kim omg these guys trying to silence the bodyguard.

  5. Angie • July 1, 2020 @ 12:44 AM

    I really enjoyed the sausage story.

  6. Sausage Fan • July 4, 2020 @ 1:27 PM

    I also preferred the story about inferior sausages to the headline. Please tell me more!

  7. TIGGA • July 7, 2020 @ 2:27 PM


  8. Jack • July 12, 2020 @ 4:11 PM

    Is anyone surprised by this? I’m not. He’s a narcissist, egomaniac and of course he’s a bully.

  9. Randy • July 15, 2020 @ 4:48 PM

    Total joke that he thought he could run for president. Moron.

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