Video After The Jump
The leak of Kanye West's proposal video to Kim Kardashian has been traced back to YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley.
It wasn't exactly hard to find out who the culprit was since Hurley tweeted the clip to his half million Twitter followers on Tuesday (October 22). He also sent it to several news outlets, along with a short press release, according to Vanity Fair.
“the orchestra and lights show in anticipation of the proposal, Kanye down on one knee, the reaction from family and friends, and the celebration and toasting to the newly engaged couple afterwards.”
So this happened last night. Congrats Kim & Kanye! https://t.co/o1FKsB87He
— Chad Hurley (@Chad_Hurley) October 23, 2013
Hurley uploaded the video on the new MixBit app he created along with partner Steve Chen.
The leak probably stole a considerable amount of viewers from E! The network is planning to use footage of the event in an upcoming episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
TMZ reports that West and Kardashian are planning to sue whoever released the footage because that person signed a confidentiality agreement.
Will we be seeing Hurley in court defending himself soon? It shouldn't be long before we find out.
In other Kim and Kanye news, several reports have surfaced that the two will not have a long engagement and plan to get married in the very near future.
**UPDATE** November 1
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have filed a lawsuit against Chad Hurley for leaking their proposal video.
According to TMZ, Hurley was not invited to the event, but was somehow able to manipulate his way inside. He was allowed to stay only after signing and posing with a confidentiality agreement.
The lawsuit states that "Hurley proceeded to try to turn the event into one starring himself, broadcasting the images he knew were the exclusive property rights of someone else."
West and Kardashian say Hurley was desperate to try and get his MixBit venture off the ground by posting the video there.
The private proposal video was headed to "MC Cable Television, which is an arm of Bunim/Murray and E!, which produces and broadcasts Keeping Up with the Kardashians."
The couple are suing for punitive and other unspecified damages.