Kim, Kanye File Strongly-Worded Suit Against YouTube Co-Founder

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are suing YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley for posting a video of the rapper's proposal online at his new Internet venture MixBit. In a Breach of Contract, Fraud and Unjust Enrichment lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Kardashian and West allege that Hurley was not invited to San Francisco's AT&T Park, where the proposal took place. Hurley reportedly tagged along with someone who was invited (aka "finagled into an exclusive event to which he was not invited" - says the somewhat ridiculous worded lawsuit, which also calls Hurley "desperate"). He was permitted to stay after  promising both verbally and in a signed confidentiality agreement he would not share details of the event, and was subsequently photographed holding the signed confidentiality agreement.

The lawsuit goes on to state that Hurley, who sold YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion in 2006, was eager to promote his "new but foundering business" and saw the event as an opportunity he could exploit: "Hurley is well aware of such contractual restrictions -- including not to usurp a person's right to tell a story on his or her own terms, and for his or her own emotional and financial benefit." So, basically, Kim and Kanye are really angry that Hurley beat them to the punch, as the event was intended to be distributed by Bunim/Murray and Keeping Up with the Kardashians' broadcaster E! Entertainment.

And this is where it gets good. The lawsuit states: "Nevertheless, 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." It appears from the wording of the lawsuit and the arguably-unnecessarily harsh characterization of Hurley that Kimye's attorney is just as angry and out of control as Kanye himself. Just saying. More to come ...