Morrissey Bodyguard Lawsuit -- He Wanted Me to F*** Up Fan Club Honcho - TMZ

Morrissey wants to harm DavidT according to former bodyguard ...according to TMZ:

Morrissey Bodyguard Lawsuit -- He Wanted Me to F*** Up Fan Club Honcho - TMZ

Morrissey wanted to turn his security guard into a thug ... to hurt a fan he despised, and the singer's manager wanted the guy killed ... so claims the bodyguard in a new lawsuit.

Bradley Steyn claims Morrissey begged him to become his hired muscle ... after a San Jose show where he was bum rushed on stage by fans.

Steyn signed on ... but claims it quickly became apparent Morrissey had more diabolical plans.

According to Steyn ... Morrissey hated the guy who ran one of his fan websites -- Morrissey-solo.com -- which he felt invaded his personal life. Steyn claims in the suit Morrissey asked if there was a way the fan "could get hurt."

Steyn claims right in front of Morrissey ... the tour manager asked if the fan "could be gotten rid of." Then they discussed how to get the fan's home address.

Steyn says in the suit he rejected the overture ... and got fired the next day.

We tried getting in touch with Morrissey ... so far, no luck.



UPDATE 9:45 AM PT:
B​radley Steyn - true-to-you.net

UPDATE Aug. 3:
Identification of Bradley Steyn - true-to-you.net - Aug. 3, 2014
"Morrissey Fansite Founder Responds to Alleged Threats" - Yahoo Music; Statement and TMZ Live clip (updated) - July 31, 2014
The target of Morrissey’s alleged-but-denied murder/pain plot answered a couple of our questions - The A.V. Club - July 31, 2014

UPDATE Aug. 5:
Bradley Steyn complaint filed in the Orange County Superior Court (July 29, 2014) - Aug. 5, 2014

UPDATE Jan. 6, 2015:
Steyn vs. Morrissey case minutes - "Plaintiff reported that matter has settled" - Jan. 6, 2015

UPDATE Mar. 12, 2015:
Steyn vs. Morrissey case minutes (Mar. 11, 2015) - "Plaintiff represented that case is close to settling" - Mar. 12, 2015

UPDATE May 5, 2015:
Steyn vs. Morrissey - answer to complaint filed by Morrissey (April 10, 2015) - May 5, 2015

UPDATE May 28, 2015:
Steyn vs. Morrissey - case dismissed on May 11, 2015 following request for 'dismissal with prejudice' - May 28, 2015



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Anonymous

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Re: Morrissey wants to harm DavidT according to former bodyguard

Somehow having trouble picturing Morrissey begging some random guy to work for him & generally having conversations with the hired staff. Good try Bradley but you made your Moz a little too chatty to be credible.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
He wanted to whack him, eh?
Wanted him to sleep with the fishes, did he?
Asked him to ice the dude?
Morrisseyface.
'Say hello to my leetle frend on the payroll!"
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Even if this isn't true, it's so depressing. All the stupid nonsense Moz directed at this site coupled with the very fact he hires bodyguards and so on just seems like a toxic mix anyway.
This seems like a specific byproduct of the post-Engerland Morrissey life (out-of-touch, over-protected, arrogant, petty, etc)...
 

2-J

Member
Great exposure for Morrissey-Solo!

But seriously, David you are a star for running this amazing website for so long, bringing us the freshest Morrissey news all the time and providing a place for fan discussion. Especially in the face of this nonsense / threatening behaviour. Sincerest thanks.
 

jdbabz

Member
I'm not sure what to think. David T have you ever been aware that you have been under surveillance or threatened via non legal avenues? Only you can truly surmise if there is any truth to this.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Re: Morrissey wants to harm DavidT according to former bodyguard

Somehow having trouble picturing Morrissey begging some random guy to work for him & generally having conversations with the hired staff. Good try Bradley but you made your Moz a little too chatty to be credible.
Bradley Steyn isn't 'some random guy', he's been working (on and off) as Morrissey's head of security for roughly the past six years. If you've been to any gigs in that time and seen some guy in the pit wearing black gloves and speaking with a South African accent - that's him: http://whoswho.co.za/bradley-steyn-27076

He's the guy who took over from Arturo.
 

Chickpea

pithy yet degenerate
So instead of going to the police to report solicitation for murder, Steyn sits on the whole thing for a couple of months and then files a personal lawsuit…and then goes to a tabloid website with his "exclusive"? Give me a break. This guy never believed there was any threat against anyone's life.
 

Detritus

Teenage Lightning
So instead of going to the police to report solicitation for murder, Steyn sits on the whole thing for a couple of months and then files a personal lawsuit…and then goes to a tabloid website with his "exclusive"? Give me a break. This guy never believed there was any threat against anyone's life.
This.

It's not like there isn't a precedent of animosity towards David from the Morrissey camp, but the fact that Steyn waited so long to take action makes his claim suspect. Granted, we don't know that he didn't go to the police only for his claim to be dismissed, but for now I remain skeptical. What a bizarre story.
 

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