Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are taking the co-founder of YouTube, Chad Hurley, to court after he recorded the big proposal on the new app he’s trying to promote. Then he had the audacity to post it online and share it with over 1 million of his followers on Twitter.
It looks like the YouTube co-founder is looking for another business venture to jumpstart and Hurley has no problem playing dirty to get the word out about his new app, MixBit.
According to Kim and Kanye’s lawsuit, Hurley wasn’t even invited to the big proposal that was supposed to only be attended by close friends and family.
While it isn’t certain how he even found out about the secret proposal, Hurley was only allowed to stay if he also signed the confidentiality agreement required of all guests.
Hurley even had to take a picture holding the signed agreement, but that still wasn’t going to stop him from using his new MixBit app to record and share Kimye’s big moment in AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Despite signing the agreement, which gave exclusive rights of the proposal video to MC Cable Television – a branch of Bumin/Murray and E! – Hurley tweeted out the photo with no fear about leaving a digital trail back to himself.
“So this happened last night,” he tweeted along with the video link. “Congrats Kim & Kanye!”
Needless to say the couple wasn’t too thrilled around Hurley’s congratulations.
“Hurley proceeded to try to turn the event into one starring himself, broadcasting the images he knew were the exclusive property rights of someone else,” the lawsuit read.
Nobody has revealed how much the video was worth or how much that value has dropped since it has already been posted online, but Kim and Kanye are suing for punitive damages along with several other unspecified damages.