Kanye West and Kim Kardashian suing YouTube founder for proposal leak
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are suing YouTube founder Chad Hurley.
The couple allege that Hurley leaked a video of their lavish October 21st marriage proposal at AT&T Park in San Francisco online.
In legal documents obtained by TMZ, Kanye and Kim’s attorney Eric George “trashes” the internet billionaire, claiming he “schemed to post the video on his new Internet venture, MixBit”.
Although Hurley sold YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion, George claims he was “desperate” to illegally put out the couple’s proposal video so he could profit on a “second act” with his MixBit company.
According to the website, Hurley wasn’t on the guest list for the event and he signed a confidentiality agreement when he arrived.
“In the lawsuit, Kim and Kanye claim Hurley wasn't even invited to AT&T Park in San Fran but manipulated his way in,” TMZ writes.
“Kim and Kanye say they let him stay, but only after he signed a confidentiality agreement. And get this ... they even got him to take a pic holding the signed confidentiality agreement, which is attached to the lawsuit.”
The couple state clearly that the leak may significantly hurt their bank account as the proposal was exclusively set for M C Cable Television, a branch of the broadcasting company that airs Kim’s show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Although Kim and Kanye don’t reveal exactly how much the video is worth, they are suing Hurley for an unspecified amount that includes punitive damages.
The 36-year-old rapper asked Kim to be his wife during an over-the-top proposal on her 33rd birthday, hiring an orchestra to serenade his love at the affair.