When Kim Kardashianreleased the footage of Taylor Swift seemingly approving the line Kanye West wrote about her in his song “Famous,” many people wondered if the couple would face legal repercussions for secretly filming Swift as she claimed. But it turns out, the recording wasn’t so secret after all.
Despite the fact that Swift threatened Kardashian and West with criminal prosecution months ago for recording her without her expressed permission, it looks like there’s a loophole in the California law that may just the couple off the hook.
According to TMZ, in California “confidential recording,” in which the other party doesn’t know they’re being recorded, is indeed a crime, but when the call “may be overheard” the recording no longer becomes confidential.
In this case, because West had Swift on speaker phone and several people besides the rapper spoke up during the conversation including producer Rick Rubin and even some of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians staff, Swift can’t claim she thought the conversation was secret.
Either way, Kardashian and West aren’t worried. They’re said to have spoken with their legal team before taking action and are prepared to deal with any of the consequences.