The newly-engaged couple have filed suit against Chad Hurley, one of the co-founders of YouTube who sold the site to Google for $1.65 billion, alleging that he is the person who put the video on his new Internet venture, MixBit.
TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit, in which the couple, through their lawyer Eric George, says Hurley was desperate to find a “second act” after his post-YouTube venture failures. They allege that he wasn’t invited to AT&T Park in San Francisco on Oct. 21, when West proposed, but instead manipulated his way in.
He was allowed to stay, but was made to sign a confidentiality agreement and pose for a picture holding it, which has been attached to the lawsuit. Kimye ways, “Hurley proceeded to try to turn the event into one starring himself, broadcasting the images he knew were the exclusive property of someone else.”
They allege that he posted the video on MixBit, tweeted the link to nearly a million followers, and then issued a press release about the video and his site.
The couple is suing for unspecified damages, including punitive. The lawsuit doesn’t specify the video’s worth, but does mention it was to make its way to MC Cable Television, Bunim/Murray and E!, which produce and air “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
Do you think the couple has a case?