Nearly two years after their bombastic fairytale proposal in San Francisco's AT&T Park, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have won a settlement from the tech pioneer who secretly filmed it for his flopping startup. West and Kardashian's suit against YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley will be dismissed once Hurley pays the couple $440,000. Hurley taped the festivities and released the resulting video on MixBit, his collaborative video editing app, despite signing a confidentiality agreement. The footage was quickly reposted by TMZ.
It would be touching if West and Kardashian were moved to legal action by sheer fury after Hurley compromised the sanctity of their nascent union, but they had a financial stake in that footage — they were planning to sell an exclusive document of the proposal to E!. (The full, sanctioned version of the proposal ultimately aired on Keeping Up with the Kardashians in 2014.) Hurley's violation of their privacy also may have stung more if it propelled MixBit to App Store glory; it hasn't. To his credit, Hurley seems to be taking the settlement in stride.
Breaking! :) I'm matching the Kimye settlement with an additional $440k to my foundation that will reward selfless individuals. Stay tuned!— Chad Hurley (@Chad_Hurley) August 27, 2015