Kris Jenner Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations Made by Former Bodyguard
Kris Jenner's former bodyguard, Marc McWilliams, is suing the Keep Up With the Kardashians star for alleged sexual misconduct. The 64-year-old former protection officer was hired to work for Kris and daughter Kourtney Kardashian in 2017. In court documents obtained by Us Weekly, McWilliams claims that he was “subject to a pattern of unwanted and unwelcome sexual advances” while working for the E! stars.
Keep reading to find out more about the bodyguard and his lawsuit against the momager.
Who is former Kardashian / Jenner bodyguard Marc McWilliams?
According to The Sun, the Kardashians are not the first celebrities McWilliams has worked with before. The outlet states that the former bodyguard was a "close friend" of R. Kelly. The two founded the music group MGM (Musically Gifted Men) in the late 80s.
They released just one single together titled "Why You Wanna Play With Me" in 1990.
Kris Jenner denies the harassment allegations made by Marc McWilliams.
McWilliams claimed in the lawsuit (via Us Weekly) that the momager made comments toward the employee "of an overt sexual nature." He alleges that the matriarch would make remarks about his physical appearance and questioned him about his sex life, even suggesting they “engage in a romantic and sexual relationship.”
He cited in the lawsuit that Kris would massage his neck, shoulders, arms, and his back without his consent. McWilliams alleges that Kris would also expose parts of her body to him.
The former bodyguard also stated that he witnessed Kris making “lewd suggestive, sexual, sexist, racist, homophobic and otherwise discriminatory comments at him and his co-workers.”
Additionally, McWilliams claimed that he complained to his employer David Shield Security at the time.
Following McWilliams' allegations, Kris' lawyer Marty Singer shut down the claims, telling TMZ in a statement, “Kris categorically denies ever behaving inappropriately toward Marc McWilliams. The security guard worked outside the house and he never even went into Kris’ house."
The statement continued, “Kris had very little interaction with him. After the guard was repeatedly caught sleeping in his car while on the job, the security company was asked not to assign him to work there in the future.”
Singer also told TMZ that Kris and Kourtney plan to sue McWilliams for "malicious prosecution."
"It is outrageous that anyone can sue anyone in America and believe there is no recourse when pursuing fictional and meritless claims. When Kris and Kourtney defeat this ridiculous, frivolous lawsuit they intend to immediately sue McWilliams and his attorneys for malicious prosecution," he stated.
Though Kourtney was cited as a defendant in the lawsuit, Singer told TMZ that she was "not accused of doing anything improper with the guard, nor did she do so." So, why is McWilliams suing the Poosh founder?
The outlet noted that McWilliams claimed Kourtney was responsible for what he considers is retaliation.