Kanye West’s former bodyguard is calling the rapper a “bully” and is threatening to sue for damages after West accused him of breaking a confidentiality agreement — when the bodyguard called him the “neediest, moodiest client” he’s ever had.
Steve Stanulis spilled about his time protecting West on a podcast back in May, and lawyers for the “Jesus Is King” star fired off a cease and desist to Stanulis in early June, threatening to sue him for $10 million if he continued to run his mouth.
The letter claimed that Stanulis had made “false and defamatory” statements on the “Hollywood Raw” podcast with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn, and claims he breached a confidentiality agreement he purportedly signed in February 2016.
But Page Six has now seen a response from Stanulis’ lawyer, which claims the bodyguard never signed a confidentiality agreement in the first place.
The missive goes on: “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 Page Six, Stanulis’ attorney, Dmitriy Shakhnevich, said, “Our client is being bullied here, and we will not stand for that.”
Stanulis, who recently released a flick “5th Borough” co-starring Tara Reid, told us, “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!”
He said that he would never have signed away his “First Amendment rights” and that, in fact, he’s “developing a new movie around my experiences as a bodyguard to the stars.” He added, “So if Kanye and Kim want to go to war bring it on — they aren’t the only ones with a strong legal team.”
West’s reps didn’t get back to us.
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