YouTube founder Chad Hurley has been accused of allegedly leaking a video of the wedding proposal of Rapper Kanye West and new fiancé, reality star Kim Kardashian on his latest video-sharing app, MixBit in a move to garner more users and ads.
The video has led to a lawsuit filed Thursday against Hurley who was not invited but only allowed to stay at the party after promising both verbally and written that the details of the event will remain private.
The couple accuses Hurley, who sold YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion in 2006 for eagerly wanting to promote MixBit using their event. The couple claim Hurley used the event for his own financial benefit.
The couple had intended to sell the footage to MC Cable Television for Keeping Up with the Kardashians TV series. Therefore Hurley breached the firm’s exclusive property rights.
Hurley is also accused of tweeting about the event to his over 500,000 Twitter followers and issued a press release to an event he wasn’t even invited and acted as if he was a rep for West and Kardashian who usually sell the rights to such filmed events exclusive.
In doing all these, the suit says Hurley breached both the verbal and written contract, is fraudulent by falsely agreeing to keep promise and will also pay for unjust enrichment from the video footage.