Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Suing the Pants Off YouTube Founder Chad Hurley
Well, they followed through on Thursday and in court docs obtained by CB! are going after Hurley for breach of contract and fraud after publishing the birthday/engagement surprise on his new site, MixBit.
As first reported by TMZ, the couple claim Hurley (a.k.a. the guy who sold YouTube to Google for staggering $1.65 billion) was never invited to the event, but “finagled” his way in with a friend who was supposed to be there as a guest. And he gave his spoken and written word he wouldn’t publish a thing (he even took a photo with the signed non-disclosure agreement) as seen in the court docs.
But because the billionaire has been down on his luck when it comes to his next successful “second act” as written in the suit, Kim and Kanye claim out it was out of his own “desperation” that he tried to capitalize on their special moment in order to launch his new business. (Their attorney Eric George even cites Hurley’s “consecutive flops,” including a Formula One racing team and web service Zeen which is also closing its doors.)
After the engagement video went live on his site, Hurley then tweeted it out to nearly 1 million followers and sent out a press release promoting the video, which the celeb couple also take issue with.
“Hurley proceeded to try to turn the event into one starring himself,” as stated in the docs.
But the future Mr. and Mrs. West, who are suing for unspecified damages, think there should only be two stars here, Mr. Hurley, who gave Kim and Kanye’s legal team a “perfunctory apology.” As stated in the docs, Hurley claims he “wasn’t aware it would get so much attention” and he “only posted it after seeing multiple pictures and videos on Instagram.”
It’s thought that Kim planned to debut the video proposal on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
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