YouTube’s Former CEO Talks Kardashian Lawsuit

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have an axe to grind against the co-founder and former CEO of YouTube Chad Hurley. In an interview with Bloomberg, Hurley talked about the lawsuit he’s facing from Kardashian and West over uploading a video of Kardashian’s engagement party. The video was uploaded to MixBit, Hurley’s latest venture which allows you to collaborate on a video project and then publish on popular social platforms.

When asked about Kardashian’s and West’s lawsuit against him, Hurley appeared amused — laughing when told the reporter said the couple wasn’t happy with him.

“Well, my friend was in town, and he said ‘let’s go to this thing that Kanye is having in the city.’ We didn’t really know what it was, and on the way up we were searching; ‘Oh, it’s Kim’s birthday. So it must be a birthday party.’ It turned out it wasn’t. But I took some video and didn’t post it until the next day after I saw quite a few other people had posted photos and videos on Instagram, so I didn’t think it was a big deal. I asked my friend and he didn’t seem to mind, but after it got out there and got a little attention, Kim and Kanye wrote me an email, so the rest is history.”

The reporter said bluntly that Kardashian was suing Hurley and then asked him what the results would be.

“Well, they’re still suing me, we’ll wait to see what happens when this thing actually airs but its been an ongoing process.”

He said “of course” when asked if he believes he’s in the right.

Hurley was then asked if he was asked to “sign anything” by Kardashian’s staffers.

“I’m not sure what I’m supposed to talk about with the legal proceedings still going on… but yeah, I did sign something eventually at the end of the night.”

Hurley said he didn’t have to sign anything at the beginning of Kardashian’s engagement party and that we’ll see “what they’ll have to say about that.”

Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, who played a “major role in organizing and running” Kardashian’s engagement party, said that Hurley was not on the guest list nor was he invited to the party. Apparently, Hurley was allowed to attend at the last minute due to his friend’s invitation.

Hurley stepped down as YouTube’s CEO in 2010.

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