He was fired in May this year after Kanye West reportedly accused him of flirting with his wife.
Now Kim Kardashian’s former bodyguard Steve Stanulis, 42, has weighed in on the reality star’s terrifying Paris attack that took place earlier this week, calling it a product of ‘karma’.
During an interview on an Australian radio breakfast show on Wednesday, Steve was quizzed about whether he felt that he could have prevented Kim from being robbed at gunpoint if he were still employed by Kanye and the Kardashians at the time.
‘I don’t know if I could have taken down five assailants with guns, [or] it could be karma coming around,’ he responded to radio hosts Sam Frost and Rove McManus with a slight chuckle.
Steve, a former NYPD officer of Staten Island, also took a direct swipe at Kanye, telling Rove and Sam that Kanye ‘wasn’t one of the best guys to work for’, and that he was ‘a little high maintenance’ as a client.
It’s not the first time the bodyguard has suggested that karma may have been responsible for Kim’s attack.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, Steve claimed that Kim and Kayne’s lack of ‘respect’ for security staff would eventually come back to haunt them.
‘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 claimed.
‘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,’ he added.
Making sure to take a dig at Kanye, Steve added: ‘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.’
In the interview, he also argued that the heist was ‘100% an inside job’ given how perfectly the attack fell into place for the assailants.
‘They went to an exclusive place, with exclusive entrances, they knew exactly where to go, where to find the jewellery,’ he said.
‘Security was out with the sisters and Kim had been showing all the jewellery on Snapchat. It’s a perfect storm to get robbed,’ he added.
On Monday morning, five masked men dressed in clothes with police markings burst into Kim’s luxury apartment and held her at gunpoint.
They bound her wrists and ankles with zip ties and left her in a bathtub before stealing more than US $11 million worth of jewelry.
The gang of robbers had been able to enter the exclusive l’Hotel de Pourtalès after the concierge mistook them for police and let them in.
Meanwhile, Kim’s current bodyguard Pascal Duiver spent the early hours of Monday morning at Arc nightclub in Paris is Kourtney and Kendall Kardashian.
Pascal, who stands at 6’4′ and weighs a heavy 264 pounds, rushed to Kim’s luxury lodgings minutes after he heard about the raid from Kim’s friend Simone Harouche.
However, the masked assailants escaped on bicycles with their loot just minutes before Pascal arrived at the scene.
Pascal has since been widely criticised for failing to prevent the attack and for leaving Kim alone in an apartment without another security guard present.
Taking to his personal blog the evening following Kim’s attack, Pascal responded to criticism by writing: ‘The events that occurred in Paris was one of the most sickening things I have seen or heard.’
‘We have tips and leads and we will find you. That I promise you…you messed with the wrong one,’ he went on.
Kim’s spokesperson Ina Treciokas confirmed to Daily Mail on Monday that: ‘Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room this evening by armed masked men dressed as police officers.’
‘She is badly shaken but physically unharmed,’ the representative added.
Kim has stayed silent on social media since the attack.