Kim and Kanye Sue YouTube Co-Founder Over Leaked Proposal Video


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have filed a lawsuit  against co-founder of YouTube on Thursday accusing him of illegally publishing video footage of the engagement party to his new video-sharing website.

The over the top Oct. 21 proposal at San Fransisco’s AT&T Park was an invite-only event with a list that did not include Chad Hurley. Though he was not invited, Hurley tagged along with a friend who was invited and managed to gain entry “only after giving his word — including in writing — that he would not publish any aspect of the event.”  The court filing also includes a photo of Hurley holding a signed confidentiality agreement.

Despite the signed agreement,  Hurley posted the fuzzy 2 1/2 minute video to MixBit- a video sharing website owned by his San Mateo, California, company. The video that shows West bent on one knee proposing while an orchestra played, was tweeted to his followers on Oct. 22 with a link to the site and the caption, “So this happened last night. Congrats Kim & Kanye!”

Kimye bashed Hurley, 36, claiming that he leaked the video “out of desperation” to promote his newest business venture that launched in August.

The video is still posted on the website and has been viewed more than 1.6 million times.

“Exclusive rights, such as those sold by plaintiffs to publication of video of the event, are particularly valuable,” the lawsuit states. “If people violate these rights … they are of substantially diminished value.”

Kim and Kanye are suing for unspecified damages from Hurley and his company, Avos Systems, Inc.

The YouTube co-founder and MixBit founder who has a net worth of approximately $335 million, has yet made a statement.

West proposed to Kardashian on her 33rd birthday. Their first child, North West, was born in June.

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