Leaked Kimye engagement video costs YouTube founder $440K

Chad Hurley may have struck viral gold, but it wasn't cheap.


Rae Votta


Published Aug 28, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 1:53 am CDT

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West take their confidentiality agreements seriously. 

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. 

MixBit declined to and comment on the settlement.

H/T NY Daily News| Illustration by Max Fleishman

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*First Published: Aug 28, 2015, 7:36 pm CDT