Well, Kim and Kanye have picked quite a fight. When Grammy Award winning rapper Kanye West proposed to the mother of his child and “reality star” (Is that really a thing now?) Kim Kardashian he decided to do it in a big way, or rather in a big place. The star rented AT&T Park in San Francisco where he hoped to propose in a private manner.
According to the story originally broken by TMZ, Chad Hurley, who co-founded YouTube, allegedly manipulated his way into the stadium. Although he was not invited the couple allowed him to stay after he agreed to sign a confidentiality agreement.
After the event he posted the video to his new video hosting site venture MixBit. The couple accuses Hurley of using the video to help launch his newest venture. This included tweeting the video and issuing a press release.
The couple is suing for unspecified punitive damages due to the fact that the engagement video was to be aired on the E! reality show Keeping Up with Kardashians.
Now this is where the story gets interesting. Hurley is fighting back. He has filed a motion to dismiss. The billionaire claims that the confidentiality agreement that he was forced to sign was presented as a waiver to allow the use of his image on television, not that he wasn’t allowed to film and distribute the event. He then signed the agreement without actually reading it.
Hurley claims that the document is not legally binding since it was misrepresented and he was misled into signing it.
- Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Sue YouTube Co-Founder Over Leaked Proposal Video (huffingtonpost.com)
- YouTube Co-Founder Fires Back Against Kim Kardashian Proposal Video Lawsuit: I Didn’t Know I Couldn’t Film It (getmybuzzup.com)