YouTube Co-Founder Asks Judge To Throw Out KimYe Lawsuit
YouTube’s cofounder says KimYe can’t tell him nothing. After being slapped with a lawsuit by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for leaking footage of their proposal, tech wiz Chad Hurley is asking that the suit be thrown out because he doesn’t think it’s fair that he’s the only target, Rolling Out reports.
Last year, Hurley recorded and posted a few clips of ‘Ye’s extravagant proposal to his reality star wife-to-be on his new website MixBit—which, according to West and Kardashian, was a breach of contract.
However, Hurley is arguing his First Amendment right and questioning why other news outlets don’t have KimYe coming for them, especially TMZ, which is detailed in an excerpt from the court document below:
Plaintiffs jumped through hoops to be the named plaintiffs in this suit, acquiring purported rights under the Release from E! Entertainment Television L.L.C., inexplicably leaked the complaint to news outlets before defendants were even served, and failed to go after other parties, including TMZ, that continue to display postings of the purportedly offending video even to this day.
Plaintiffs have still not sued TMZ or requested that TMZ remove the copy of the proposal that remains on its website.
Hurley insists that since the gossip site replaced his logo with theirs when they featured the video on their site, he’s no longer in control of the footage aka the power couple needs to take a couple seats.