Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Suing YouTube Co-Founder Over Leak

(Radio.com) If you watched Kanye West's over the top proposal to Kim Kardashian, you may have done so illegally. At least, according to the couple. Kanye and Kim are planning to sue the co-founder of YouTube, Chad Hurley, for posting a nearly three-minute video of their engagement in San Francisco's AT&T Park, which they say was leaked without their permission.

The couple claims that the confidentiality agreement he signed barred him from posting footage online and that he is now liable for "claims of fraud and unjust enrichment" for doing so.

According to Billboard, the couple's lawyers claim in court documents that Hurley's new venture was not doing well so he posted the video on MixBit, "which provided it with significant publicity, and he did so within hours of leaving the event."

"A jury may reasonably infer fraudulent intent from these circumstances," the documents state. Hurley argues that the confidentiality agreement he signed may have been binding to YouTube, but was not binding to his new website, MixBit, where he posted footage of the Lana Del Rey-assisted proposal from 2013. Hurley's lawyer said in court that Hurley's First Amendment and free speech rights protected posting the video on his site. Read more here.

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