Judge allows suit over Kardashian-West video
LOS ANGELES – A lawsuit by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West over leaked footage of their marriage proposal can proceed because it does not violate the free speech rights of the co-founder of YouTube, a judge ruled Tuesday. The ruling came as Superior Court Judge Ruth Ann Kwan rejected a motion by tech entrepreneur Chad Hurley seeking dismissal of the case against him on constitutional grounds.
Hurley was sued days after posting a 2 1/2 minute video of West’s lavish proposal to Kardashian in October on his new video-sharing website MixBit.
Their court filings have stated the video pre-empted the official release of footage by E! Entertainment Television.
West and Kardashian claim Hurley violated a confidentiality agreement and may have infringed the rights of the producers of the reality series, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” who filmed the proposal at San Francisco’s AT&T Park.