Kim Kardashian and Kanye West take court action over leaked proposal footage
There was no missing Kanye West’s very public proposal to Kim Kardashian last week, as images of the couple’s special moment surfaced online, followed by a first look video.
But it’s that video footage that has left the newly engaged couple taking court action.
According to E! News, Kim and Kanye have filed a lawsuit against YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley, who filmed and posted the footage online after the event.
Although Hurley wasn’t invited to the AT&T park baseball stadium, where Kanye popped the question in front of thousands of sports fans, he was allowed to stay after signing a confidentiality agreement prohibiting him from posting videos or images from that night.
It’s said that Kim and Kanye filed the lawsuit this week, stating that: “Exclusive rights, such as those sold by plaintiffs to publication of video of the event, are particularly valuable.
“If people violate these rights…they are of substantially diminished value.”
The complaint continues: “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.”
Film crew from Keeping Up With The Kardashians were the only people given permission to film by Kanye, while he also planned to release exclusive clips to the media in his own time.
Alas, many fans jumped at the chance to watch the moment unfold in shaky YouTube footage, which was leaked hours later.
By Jessica Bridgeman