YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley has filed a countersuit against rapper Kanye West and his fiancé Kim Kardashian. West and Kardashian filed a lawsuit against Hurley for uploading video footage of West’s proposal and leaking it on his new video project called MixBit. Apparently, Hurley was not invited to the event, but he somehow “manipulated” his way in.
None of the attendants were allowed to take video except for authorized videographers that would use the footage on E!’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Hurley and other guests supposedly had to sign waivers to stay at the event. After uploading the video to MixBit, Hurley was hit with the lawsuit.
However, Hurley said that he was not approached by anyone before the proposal. In the countersuit, he claims that someone made him sign a waiver after the event was over. The waiver allowed Kim and Kanye to use his image on TV. Hurley said that he signed the document, but he did not read the waiver beforehand. But he thought that the item in question had to do with his likeness rights so he believes he was misled. This is why he believes that Kim and Kanye’s lawsuit is not legit.
Gossip Cop reports that Hurley said that he was never told that he could not film the proposal or distribute the footage to his website. Hurley wants the lawsuit to be thrown out and wants compensation for the legal fees that he accumulated as a result of this case from Kanye and Kim.
Kanye’s lawyers claims that Hurley knew exactly what he was doing though. ?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,? states the original lawsuit.