Kim Kardashian & Kanye West May Have Some Legal Trouble After Sharing Video of Taylor Swift
Posted: 5:40 pm Monday, July 18th, 2016
NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Kanye West (L) jumps onstage after Taylor Swift (C) won the “Best Female Video” award during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Taylor Swift is firing back after Kim Kardashian exposed her conversation with Kanye West about her involvement in Kanye’s controversial song “Famous.” After this Sunday’s episode of KUWTK, where Kim defended her husband, & expressing how “fed up” she was over this whole Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift fiasco, Kim posted a video to Snapchat showing Kanye & Taylor on the phone discussing the lyrics. In the video, Swift can allegedly be heard approving the West lyrics: “… I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.” Swift originally released a statement about the track, saying the rapper “did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account.” She also added that she was “never made aware of the actual lyrics, ‘I made that bi**h famous.’” Multiple sources confirm that West recorded the conversation from Los Angeles and that the rapper did not tell Swift at the start of the conversation that he was recording. If that is the case, he may have violated California’s “two-party consent” law. The two-party consent law makes it a felony to record or eavesdrop on any confidential communication – namely, a phone call – without the consent of all those involved, Gregory G. Brown, Esq. of Irvine-based business, family and trial law firm Brown & Charbonneau, LLP says. As Swift likely had a reasonable expectation that the call would be private, West would be in violation of the wiretapping law. “It’s a crime to do that, and the potential punishment is $2,500 dollars per violation and up to a year in prison,” Brown says, adding, “There are also civil damages that you can get, which is $3,000 or three times the actual damages.” Multiple insiders also say that the rapper always records his entire album-creation process for his archives and he is not afraid of any impending litigation. After he released the music video for the song, the rapper tweeted “Can somebody sue me already #I’llwait.” Be careful what you wish for, Yeezy!