Charles Hurley – a billionaire who co-founded YouTube – has hit back at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who are suing him for filming their proposal and releasing it online back in October.
In the lawsuit, Kim and Kanye accused Hurley of violating the confidentiality agreement by filming their engagement moment and posting it on his video-sharing site MixBit, even claiming that he was not invited to the event in the first place.
But Hurley says in his own legal documents that he was deceived into signing the agreement, and was not told that he couldn’t film or distribute footage from the event. In stead, Hurley claims someone approached him with a document and asked him to sign it so that his name and image would be used in a TV special.
Hurley says he signed the document without reading it – even posing for a picture with the agreement, as requested by the couple’s reps.
Now Hurley insists that he is not legally bound to the document because he was deceived into signing it and never compensated for signing away his rights. He wants the judge to throw out the suit and force Kim & Kanye to pay his attorney fees.