Lawyers for the hip-hop hipster and his wife, Kim Kardashian, sent a letter threatening their ex-bodyguard with a $10 million lawsuit over his continuing public accusations against the pair, TMZ is reporting.
The legal team claims that ex-NYPD cop Steve Stanulis, who had been hired to protect Kardashian during her trip to New York for the Met Gala earlier this month, had signed a confidentiality agreement. They're demanding he grovel by apologizing publically.
As the Daily News' Confidenti@l reported, Stanulis accused Kanye of firing him abruptly as the entourage was waiting to drive to the fashion bash, apparently out of jealousy for having spoken to his wife.
The former exotic dancer and father of three is adamant that the celebrity couple are the ones who owe him money — $1100 for three days of promised service.
"I called the guy (who contracted the job) to find out where is my pay," Stanulis told Confidenti@l Wednesday. "He told me that West's camp rejected the invoice and said, 'Tell him to get paid by 'Inside Edition.' ' "
Stanulis says his Met Gala firing wasn't his first run-in with West. The "Good Life" rapper may have used some explicit lyrics when he caught the hulking bodyguard chatting up Kardashian at a studio during Fashion Week in February.
If the public hadn't heard enough of his account, Stanulis had been set to shoot a short film in Tribeca Wednesday recounting his tour of duty, titled "Kimye."
"The West Family will no longer tolerate the spreading and selling of fake stories in a desperate, transparent and shameless attempt for publicity at their expense," a rep for the West family told the Daily News. "This sad, parasitic maniac has violated every basic human tenet of decency with his story of lies. As such, the Wests will explore all legal means at their disposal to silence this nonsense."