I would be so irritated if I were Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube. Not just that I have to pay Kanye West and Kim Kardashian $400,000, the agreed upon settlement from a lawsuit, but because I even went to this stupid engagement in the first place.
What’s this all about you’re wondering? Well, glad you asked because then it means I didn’t waste my finger strength typing up this nonsense. Okay, so back in the day, 2013 to be exact, Kanye West got engaged to Kim Kardashian.
He did it in this really over-the-top way by renting out the San Francisco Giant’s baseball stadium and having an orchestra and crap.
The whole thing was supposed to be super-secret because Kim has an E! television show that she was planning on breaking news of the engagement on. Instead, Chad Hurley, who didn’t have an invite to the event allegedly, found his way to the park on that fateful night. He was allowed to stay if he signed a non-disclosure agreement — which he did allegedly.
He then went on to post the video he took that night on his new startup site MixBit anyhow. Kim & Kanye’s lawyers argued that he’d done it maliciously as a sort of PR stunt to promote his after-YouTube project. Apparently the case was a slam dunk for Kanye and Kim and Hurley has agreed to pay the $400,000.
Yes, Hurley sold YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion with Jawed Karim and Steve Chen and $400,000 isn’t going to cripple him, but it’s still an awful lot of money to surrender to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
They’ll probably spend it on something really disgusting like matching Ferraris.
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