As if you haven’t already read 10,000 stories about Kim Kardashian’s horrifying Paris robbery, here’s another one: her former body guard Steve Stanulis is adding his irrelevant two cents into the mix, saying the robbery was “no surprise” to him.
In an exclusive interview with Daily Mail, Stanulis claimed Kardashian’s constant social media coverage (and overall lack of security) could be to blame for the incident. “If you have a multi-million dollar ring and you’re sporting it on Snapchat, how much does it cost to get an off-duty or retired police officer, who is trained and you could have prevented this from happening,” he said. “The stones on her fingers are worth maybe $10 million and they try to save on their security.”
I’m sorry, did Steve Stanulis just insinuate that the Kardashians are cheap? Yes — and eventually, he just came right out and said it.
“For $300 a day they could have a fully trained former police officer with them. That is peanuts to people with their kind of wealth.” Ouch. Then, in more or less words, Stanulis says that Kardashian had it coming. “I saw this happening. It just had to with the way Kim flaunts her riches and her diamonds,” he explained. “She has nearly 50 million people [on Twitter] who at any moment and any day know where she is. And then she shows them this mighty great expensive rock on her hand a few hours before and she invites trouble.”
He continued, “She could fall prey to stalkers, crazy fans, or criminals like this weekend at any time and she and Kanye now have to take this as a warning. There are a lot of crazies in the US, and I suppose around the world, and they cannot afford to take chances.”
Stanulis, a former NYPD officer of Staten Island, had experience working with both Kim and her husband Kanye West, and says the event looks to be an inside job. But unlike the rest of social media, he’s not hating on Pascal Duvier, who was reportedly out protecting Kourtney and Kendall at the time of the incident.
“They went to an exclusive place, with exclusive entrances, they knew exactly where to go, where to find the jewelry,” he said. “I have no criticism whatsoever of her bodyguard Pascal Duvier. He is a good guy and an honest guy. But he needs more back up. ”
Sounds like Stanulis is trying to get his job back, but considering how things ended — he was fired in May when West reportedly flew into a jealous rage after he saw him “chatting up” his wife while on duty — things don’t look to be going that way. Stanulis, who is married and has three children, denied the alleged advances.
“Look, they had this coming to them. They do not respect the importance of security when you have a profile as strong as theirs,” he said. “When I worked for them Kanye would take off on his own in a cab and leave me behind to take another cab. It used to infuriate me as I wasn’t doing my job as well as I could have. When he went out for dinner in a restaurant, I would sit on a separate table and he wouldn’t even offer me a glass of water. That sums up his feelings for his security people.”
Sounds to me like someone’s just bitter. On the other hand, the man has a point; if you’re willing to spend millions of dollars on a wedding ring, can’t you shell out a few bucks for some security guards? And maybe a glass of water? We’re sure going forward they won’t be hanging out unattended.
[H/T: Daily Mail]