Chad Hurley, one of YouTube‘s founders, found that out the hard way this week after he settled a years-long lawsuit with the power couple for $440,000.
Hurley was invited to witness the the couple’s engagement at San Francisco’s AT&T Park in 2013. While attendees reportedly signed a confidentiality agreement, Hurley filmed and uploaded a clip of the event to his new site, MixBit—a move that many saw as a promotional stunt. West and Kardashian promptly sued.
Hurley said on his Twitter that he’ll be matching the settlement with a donation in the same amount to his foundation. His statement included what could be interpreted as a jab at West and Kardashian, noting his foundation will reward “selfless individuals.”
We reached out to Hurley for details and will update the story if he responds.
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
MixBit declined to and comment on the settlement.
H/T NY Daily News| Illustration by Max Fleishman