Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Hit With Countersuit From YouTube Co-Founder
Kim Kardashian and controversial rapper Kanye West were recently slapped with a countersuit from YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley.
In case you’ve forgotten, Hurley is the guy who leaked footage of West’s proposal to Kardashian earlier this year. According to the rapper, the YouTube co-founder wasn’t invited to the event, but managed to “manipulate” his way into the party.
According to Bang Showbiz, Hurley wasn’t allowed to film Kanye West or Kim Kardashian during the proposal. In fact, he reportedly had to sign a waiver in order to stick around. Shortly after Hurley uploaded a clip of the event to his new website MixBit, he was hit with a lawsuit from West and Kardashian.
However, the YouTube co-founder’s version of the story is a little different. In fact, Hurley insists that he wasn’t approached by anyone before the proposal took place. The countersuit claims that someone made him sign a waiver after the event had was over, a document that allowed Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to use his image on television.
Although Hurley admits that he signed the document, he didn’t fully read the waiver beforehand. Since he thought the item in question had to do with likeness rights, the YouTube co-founder feels he was grossly misled. As a result, he thinks Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s case isn’t legit.
The folks over at Gossip Cop report Hurley says he was never told he couldn’t film the epic proposal or distribute the footage to his new website. In addition to having the original lawsuit thrown out, the guy wants West and Kardashian to fork over cash for the legal fees he’s accumulated as a result of the fiasco.
However, West’s lawyers believe that Hurley knew exactly what he was doing.
“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 original lawsuit explained.
Kanye West said he wasn’t sure he wanted the proposal available to the public. However, it was later shown on an episode of Kim’s reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
“I felt like this is a moment she would like to have and would like to share, and just have that documented. And we could decide later or not to air it,” Kanye West previously explained.
What do you think about Chad Hurley countersuit against Kim Kardashian and Kanye West? Who do you think is truly at fault in this situation?