The bodyguard has been accused of having violated a confidentiality agreement after he talked about his time in the research after the husband of Kim Kardashian on a podcast earlier this year, but now, he is the one who is threatened with prosecution.
After sharing a number of stories of Kanye’s alleged diva of the application and the behavior, Steve has sent a formal notice by the rapper’s lawyers in June, threatening to sue him for 10 million dollars if he continued to speak.
The letter claimed Steve has done a number of “false and defamatory” statements about the star during his interview on the Hollywood Raw podcast presented by Dax Holt, and Adam Glyn.
She has also claimed that he had violated a confidentiality agreement he had signed in February 2016.
But now, Page Six reports that they have seen a response from Steve’s lawyers, who claim that he never signed any agreement in the first place.
The response of the state: “As such, the efforts undertaken by your customers for the performance of any so-called ‘confidentiality agreement will be met with counter-claims, which will ask damage, as well as court costs and legal fees. ”
Steve lawyer, Dmitriy Shakhnevich, told the site: “Our client is the victim of bullying here, and we’re not going to stand for that. “
And Steve himself has said: “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 am not to be intimidated by these two egotists! ”
The bodyguard added that he would never renounce its ” First Amendment rights “, and that it is even the development of a new film based on his experiences as a body guard to the stars.
He added: “So, if Kanye and Kim want to go to war, bring it on they are not the only ones to have a strong legal team. ”
In May, Steve has made a number of claims about the couple on the podcast.
He even went as far as to say that he was convinced that Kim and Kanye tip the paparazzi off about their fate, saying: there is no way of photographers always happened to know where they were going.
He said: “First of all, there is no way [paparazzi] is not known in advance. There is no way each time they leave, all these people know about it.
“There is definitely someone call in advance. This is just my opinion. I’m just saying that it is a coincidence that, wherever we are, they are still there. Maybe they are just better than I think they are. ”
Steve, who began to be a celebrity bodyguard after having worked simultaneously as a stripper and a police officer, also shared tales of Kanye’s shocking diva behavior.
He said Kanye want to insist on the fact that he walked 10 steps behind him at all times in public, it makes it quite difficult for him to do his work, and that Kanye wouldn’t even push a button for the elevator to himself.
Steve said: “The first day I met him, it was the week of the mode. I had to meet him at the studio.
“When he comes, we go up in the elevator and he said,” aren’t you going to push what floor we are going?’
“I was like, ‘I have no idea of this ground, it’s my first day “. If he starts ranting to tell you that you did not call in advance to find out where I am supposed to go?’
“I said” no “. Therefore, it is ranting and raving. So I said: “Look, bro, we can do it in three ways. One, you could tell me what button to press, and now I’ll know. Two, you can press the button, and I will see which you touch on so I’ll know. Or three, you can sit in here all day and tell me how important your time is and we’re not going to go anywhere’.
“Once again, it was our first interaction. He went for the first option. ”
Mirror Online has contacted Kanye representatives for the comment.