Kim Kardashian may have gotten rich from making her personal life public, but she prefers doing it on her own time. And to protect that right… she’s turning to the LAW.
In 2013, Kardashian and her then-fiance Kanye West filed a lawsuit against YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley for posting a leaked video of West’s marriage proposal to KK on his new website, MixBit. (Note: This was before the quaint, romantic event was broadcast to the universe on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.) Everything was proceeding at the normal pace until, according to the AP, Hurley’s team of lawyer-folk appealed the decision to let the #WorldsMostTalkedAboutCouple sue.
However, on Wednesday, the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles decided that Kiki and Yeezy not only have the right to bring Hurley to court, but, in all likelihood, will probably win the case, too.
Hurley was like (to paraphrase), “Hold up! The confidentiality agreement I signed wasn’t even binding on MixBit.”
But the law was like, “Nope, sorry. Your argument lacks merit.”
That Hurley’s argument lacks merit is one thing, but it’s hard to ignore the irony of someone like Kardashian—who’s made an entire living off exposing every detail of her private life—suing someone partially for invading her privacy. It all comes down to money, of course: E! would’ve had the exclusive rights filming and showing the proposal at its pre-scheduled time, and Hurley’s actions undermined that. It’s this sort of expert calculation that’s allowed Kardashian to stay on her pedestal of fame for so long—and when it comes to the legal system, morality doesn’t always factor in.
You can try to play the Kardashian-Wests at their own well-crafted fame game… but you’ll probably lose.
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