Kanye West’s security guard ‘was forced to sleep in freezing conditions outdoors’ during 24/7 job watching $57M mansion
Kanye West’s ex-security guard has claimed he was forced to sleep in “freezing conditions outside” during the 24-hour seven-days-a-week job watching over the rapper’s rotting $57million mansion.
In an exclusive interview with The U.S. Sun, Tony Saxon, who filed an explosive lawsuit against the artist known as Ye, claimed he was forced to endure inhumane conditions on the job site.
Kanye West was sued in an explosive lawsuit over alleged inhumane conditions at his gutted Malibu beachfront propertyCredit: The Mega Agency
Tony Saxton, seen in a video in a cold downpour at the property, said he was forced to sleep in freezing conditionsCredit: Tony Saxon
The $57million mansion appears to be completely gutted in new photosCredit: BackGrid
“By the end of October and the beginning of November, it started getting rainy, and windy,” he said of his nights alone inside the Malibu beachfront home with no windows or walls blocking the inside from the elements.
“It was freezing in there at night. Absolutely freezing,” Tony said, adding that he was sleeping on the floor in a makeshift bed of clothes.
In an exclusive video, Tony is seen outside in pouring rain and whipping wind, explaining he is thankful he happened to get a hoodie the day before.
To make matters worse, Tony said he was essentially a prisoner in the open-air structure because he was the one left with the keys- and Kanye had parted ways with his original on-site security detail.
Tony, who said he was tasked with being the site’s project manager and also full-time security, said he was terrified to leave for fear someone could sneak in and take photos of the place.
“A couple of other dudes that were working for me were nice enough to go take my laundry for me because it was nearly impossible to get out. I couldn’t leave. I was put in a position with the key – where I couldn’t leave that place- I was a prisoner, I was stuck,” Tony alleged.
“I have to oversee what’s going on, jumping in work but also constantly making sure nobody’s trying to get in and take pictures, making sure there aren’t drones, making sure that the city’s not going to show up with noise complaint or anything. It was a hell of a lot.”
The hitmaker’s ex-security guard claimed: “I wasn’t just a caretaker. I wasn’t just a security guard. I was literally every single, solitary job rolled into one.
“That’s why I was getting paid so much. But anybody else jumping in that job would have had an overstaffed crew of like 300 people, and it would have cost him six to seven to eight times more money just for that two-month period that I was there.”
He added that Kanye’s next-door neighbors had a full view into the home since there were no walls or windows, especially on the north side, and that they looked kindly on him and brought him food and blankets.
‘I’M STILL HURT’
Tony claimed things took an even worse turn on the site when he hurt his back and he tried to tell the music star he needed a break to take care of the injury.
“I was injured on site. I’m still injured. I’m still hurt. I’m never going back to that particular line of work in any capacity ever again, because I can’t physically,” he alleged.
Tony said he’s not trying to take the artist down, but that he’s not the only person who has claimed Kanye hasn’t paid him.
“I’m just saying, if you owe people money, and it’s more than one person coming after you saying ‘You know, you never paid me.’ Maybe at that point. You should just suck it up and pay people.”
Tony added that Kanky’s lucky no one died during the dangerous demolitions in the structure.
Earlier this week The U.S. Sun obtained a copy of the lawsuit filed by Tony on Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleging that Kanye fired his former project manager for refusing to do various demolition projects that Tony felt were unsafe.
He worked for the performer for two months.
According to the lawsuit, Tony claimed that Kanye promised to pay him $20,000 a week but has yet to fully pay up.
He also claimed he regularly worked 16-hour days and often more.
Tony is suing Kanye for multiple labor code violations, unpaid wages, and wrongful retaliatory termination.
The dad-of-four, who was previously married to Kim Kardashian, purchased the Malibu beach house in September 2021
He completely gutted the property to make extensive renovations, but in photos taken recently, the property appeared to be in shambles.
Inside, a collapsed wall can be seen inside at the Malibu beach home.
The property no longer has any windows or doors and mainly consists of concrete, foundation, and debris.
One photo showed Tony’s makeshift bed on the floor in the houseCredit: Tony Saxon
The worker eventually obtained a cot, but was sleeping near open insulation in the homeCredit: Tony Saxton