Kanye Sues YouTube Co-Founder Over Leaked Engagement Video
Last week, Kanye West proposed to girlfriend Kim Kardashian at San Francisco’s AT&T Park, renting the entire ballpark and hiring an orchestra for the occasion. A whole mob of friends was on hand to watch the overblown-but-weirdly-romantic occasion, and one of those onlookers posted a shaky cell-phone video of the proposal. As Billboard points out, it turns out that the person filming was Chad Hurley, one of the co-founders of YouTube, and Kanye is now suing him for leaking the video. The lawsuit alleges that Hurley was not invited but that he was allowed to stay because he signed a non-disclosure agreement. But Hurley still posted the video on MixBit, his new video-sharing website. See if you get invited anywhere anytime soon, Chad Hurley! Of course, the real reason for Kanye’s rancor is both obvious and depressing: The video wasn’t supposed to link because the E! Network had cameras on hand, and they filmed the proposal for inclusion on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. So this whole thing counts as a spoiler for that show. Be warned.