Kanye West’s Proposal Video Leak Lawsuit Is Allowed to Go to Court
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are allowed to move forward to court with their lawsuit against YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley for leaking video of their marriage proposal in 2013. The Rolling Stone reports that a California appeals court sided with 'Ye that Hurly leaking footage of KimYe's proposal on the CEO's website, MixBit, broke the confidentiality agreement Hurly signed. The proposal happened in October 2013 at San Francisco's AT&T Park, home of the Giants and was supposed to be highlighted exclusively on E!'s Keeping Up With The Kardashians. However, soon after the proposal was over Hurley leaked the footage to his then-new video sharing site proceeding the E! Special airing, which resulting in a lawsuit from the pair issued in November 2013.
The lawsuit was allowed to proceed in March 2014 by a Los Angeles judge but Hurley's lawyers appealed that ruling. The argument from Hurley's legal team was that there was loophole and posting the footage wasn't a violation of the confidentiality agreement, according to Associated Press. West and Kardashian stated that Hurley snuck into the filming of the proposal and was only allowed to stay if he signed the non-disclosure agreement.
The 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles upheld the ruling yesterday (April 22), saying West and Kardashian had a strong case on claims of breach of contract, fraud and unjust enrichment against the YouTube founder.