YouTube has been known as a place to post videos and try to get discovered or go viral and has been a hub for filmmakers trying to get their material out there. But while most of the creative community loves YouTube, one creative artist is piping mad at the guy who co-founded it and is so mad he’s suing.
Kanye West and his new fiancé Kim Kardashian have filed a lawsuit against YouTube co-founder Chris Hurley after he leaked video footage of West’s proposal on the internet. The proposal made waves and so too did the video, something Hurley was the only one to be lucky enough to capture.
According to the lawsuit, it turns out Hurley wasn’t the only one to have captured the moment as E! Network cameras were there to film the proposal as part of an upcoming episode of the reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Hurley was apparently allowed to stay at the proposal after signing a waiver saying he wouldn’t post video of what he was seeing — something he very clearly did.
There’s so many things wrong with this whole situation, not the least of which was why Chris Hurley was at the marriage proposal of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Hurley basically conned his way into the event and proceeded to post the video on his new video streaming site called MixBit.
The lawsuit calls not for YouTube to pull West’s or Kardashian’s other videos from their site, rather for unspecified damages so everyone can double their money in the end.
So what we can learn from all of this is not only has the co-founder of YouTube fallen very far, but we can can all be thankful that the Kardashians will never break into television or film we care about.