NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, October 3, 2016, 2:15 PM
Count former Kimye bodyguard Steve Stanulis among the skeptics who wouldn’t be shocked if Kim Kardashian-West allegedly being robbed in Paris was a publicity stunt.
“It wouldn’t surprise me,” said Stanulis, a retired cop-turned-actor who occasionally picks up bodyguard work for celebs. Until earlier this year, Stanulis’ claimed the Wests as clients. Confidential exclusively reported the muscleman parted ways with the First Family of Hype last spring.
“If it is true, someone should tell Kim not to go on Snapchat telling everyone where you’re going and what you’re going to wear,” he said. “If this really did happen, she opened herself up to it.”
Cop-turned-actor Steve Stanulis says the Kardashian-West robbery begs lots of questions
Stanulis, who runs a private security firm called Silver Shield Investigations, finds it shocking that Kardashian-West’s security team wasn’t already on high alert considering that just last week, Kardashian — supposedly unwittingly — was accosted by prankster Vitalii Sediuk outside a Fashion Week event.
He also finds it suspicious that Kardashian-West was robbed by assailants who supposedly disguised themselves as police officers, then forced their way past the reality star’s security team with a weapon.
“And again, if it is true (that she was robbed), and she’d had trained security on staff, it would have taken two seconds to debunk the story that the robbers were cops,” he said.
Stanulis also suspects that that the Kardashian gang is happy to be back in the headlines.
Kim Kardashian was in Paris with momager Kris Jenner at the time of the alleged robbery
“They haven’t been that relevant lately, so…” he said.
Stanulis’ relationship with the West’s ended in May, when he says Kanye — who was consistently condescending toward Stanulis — took exception to his interacting with Kim.
Kanye West was spotted in Tribeca on Monday, the morning after Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris.
West’s management told us at the time said that by speaking to the Daily News after the alleged incident, Stanulis had violated a confidentiality agreement and that “the Wests will explore all legal means at their disposal to silence this nonsense.”
Stanulis continues to insist that they have no case and that he still hasn’t heard anything about a lawsuit. West’s camp didn’t get back to us last month when we asked how that lawsuit against Stanulis was coming along.
In fact, Stanulis tells us that he strongly considered suing Kim and Kanye for defamation after they released a statement call him a “parasitic maniac,” but the married father of three thought that case would drag on forever and he “didn’t want that s–t strom outside my house all day long again.”
Kardashian’s rep said that the reality star was “badly shaken, but physically unharmed” in the alleged robbery. “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” returns to E! on Oct. 23.
With Brian Niemietz