Chad Hurley Responds To Kanye West, Kim Kardashian Proposal Lawsuit

YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley claims "No one ever told him he wasn't allowed to shoot or distribute the footage."

YouTube's co-founder, Chad Hurley posted a video of Kanye West's marriage proposal to Kim Kardashian back in October and has since been under fire by the famous couple.

Now, according to TMZ, Hurley is firing back claiming "NO ONE ever told him he wasn't allowed to shoot or distribute the footage." He also says that after the proposal happened, a person approached him with a waiver and explained to him that it was for the purpose of using his image in a television special. Without reading the document, Hurley claims he signed it not knowing it was a confidentiality agreement.

Still, the video sharing site creator claims "He shouldn't be legally bound by the waiver because he was misled into signing it and he got no compensation in return for signing away his rights," TMZ reports. Hurley also posted a pic in which he poses with the signed form at the request of Kimye's team. He is asking the judge to throw out the case and requesting that Kardashian and West pay for his legal fees.

The exact damages Kimye is seeking are still unknown. However, the couple stated in their initial lawsuit against Hurley's company, Avos Systems Inc. that, "Exclusive rights, such as those sold by plaintiffs to publication of video of the event, are particularly valuable," states the couple's initial lawsuit. "If people violate these rights ... they are of substantially diminished value."

Back in late October, Kanye West sued the YouTube co-founder claiming Hurley was looking to capitalize off their engagement after failing to match YouTube's success with other ventures.

This is just the latest development in one of many confrontations Kanye West has had with the public and media. Back in early November, West pleaded not guilty in an LAX assault case in which he is accused of battery and attempted grand theft after an altercation at Los Angeles airport, which was caught on video. West was shown trying to grab a camera from a photographer who spoke to the rapper/producer as he exited the airport. Kanye West also recently had a verbal altercation with Shade 45's Sway Calloway during which he told the radio host he, "Doesn't have all the answers."

Read TMZ's full report here.

RELATED: Kanye West Sues YouTube Founder Chad Hurley Over Proposal Video Leak



  • Tracy Ragland

    til I saw the draft ov $5580, I did not believe neighbour was actualie bringing in money part time at there labtop.. there brothers friend has done this 4 only twenty three months and by now took care of the debts on their cottage and got a great new Peugeot 205 GTi. Learn More... Beyonce article on a HipHop website? Can we get some Keisha Cole and Mary J too or are they not HipHop like Beyonce is?

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  • Anonymous

    if youre the cofounder of youtube you really should read the contracts you sign...

  • nnn

    the fuck ever started combining names like a gotdamn idiot in the media? "kimye" ... stupid as fuck.

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  • FF

    No matter how much bullshit Kanye causes, u cant take Chad Hurleys side if a nigga doesnt even read the document. He should be glad it didnt say u owe 5mill for the privilege of being here.

  • Wow

    "One of many confrontation Kanye has had with the public and media." This is not a public/media problem. This is a personal problem, because somebody didn't read what they signed. Sorry DX, your devil is winning this one.

  • Anonymous

    Ok, co-founder of youtube doesn't read documents that he signs? If you didnt read it..thats your fault. He doesn;t say how he was mislead..he knew what he was doing

  • Valerie Neeley

    until I saw the check which had said $6064, I did not believe that my mother in law had been realey bringing home money part time on their laptop.. there friend brother has been doing this for only about 16 months and resently cleard the dept on their place and purchased themselves a Mitsubishi Evo. try here... still kendrick is nothing compared to drake an sbsolute 0 compared to the greatest of our generation. Good kid fag city has nothing on take care which is considered album of the decade.

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