Rapper Kanye West and his fiancee Kim Kardashian have been given the green light to proceed with legal action against a YouTube.com co-founder accused of leaking video footage of their engagement online.
The couple filed suit against Chad Hurley last year (13) after accusing him of crashing the big event at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California in October (13) and then breaching a confidentiality agreement he had signed by secretly videotaping the romantic moment and posting the footage on his MixBit website.
Hurley attempted to fight back against the lawsuit, claiming it should be dismissed on the grounds of free speech, because he only shared the short clip after seeing other photos from the bash online.
However, Superior Court Judge Ruth Ann Kwan rejected Hurley's motion on Tuesday (18Mar14), insisting the one-page document he signed clearly stated it was a confidentiality agreement.
West and Kardashian are seeking unspecified damages.
The elaborate proposal was filmed exclusively for the reality TV star's Keeping Up With the Kardashians series.