When YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley showed up as an uninvited guest to Kim Kardashian's birthday party turned engagement, he was allowed to stay after signing an agreement not to leak information about the event. He signed it, took a photo with the paper for proof that he signed it and understood what it meant, and then went on to upload a video of the event anyway, because, you know, YOLO.
Now Mr. Hurley is being sued by Kanye and Kim for leaking the video, and the lawsuit brought forward doesn't hold back on throwing the dude under the bus, essentially calling him a loser for failing to do anything mildly successful after selling YouTube to Google in 2006. You see, Hurley's latest project is a video network called MixBit, and it isn't exactly popular. So, he thought it would be a good idea to tweet about the engagement to his Twitter followers, then post a video from the event on MixBit, which would potentially get people to sign up. The lawsuit goes on to call out Hurley for more of his business flops, and makes it clear that he "tagged along" with a guest, and wasn't invited to the event.
It seems as if Hurley might have dug himself a pretty deep hole with this one, and Kanye seems to be in the right. "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," the lawsuit reads.
Hopefully Hurley, for his own sake, has a lot leftover from the $1.65 billion he got from Google after selling YouTube.
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