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Kim & Kanye To Take Legal Action Against YouTube Co-Founder

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Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West's lawsuit against YouTube's co-founder is allowed to proceed.

The couple sued executive Chad Hurley after he defied a confidentiality agreement and leaked footage of the rapper's lavish 2013 marriage proposal to the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star onto MixBit and the 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled yesterday (22.04.15) they can go ahead with the legal action.

Hurley's legal team had previously argued that a loophole meant posting the video on MixBit didn't violate the confidentiality agreement, but Kim and Kanye insisted he had snuck into AT&T Park - the site of the proposal - with the intention to film and they only allowed him to stay on the property after he agreed to sign the non-disclosure document.

The couple - who have 22-month-old daughter North together - went on to state in their suit: "Hurley proceeded to try to turn the event into one starring himself, broadcasting the images he knew were the exclusive property rights of someone else."

The tech executive previously appealed the legitimacy of the lawsuit, but yesterday's hearing upheld the previous ruling, and the showbiz couple can go ahead with their bid to seek unspecified damages.

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