It was lovely. It was romantic. And it was illegal.
Just a day after Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian, the following video hit the Internet, giving fans their first look at the rapper down on one knee inside AT&T Park in San Francisco.
But there was just one problem: Kim and Kanye did not want any footage to go out until their official engagement video - and now they are suing the man this unwanted leak.
An attorney for Kimye filed legal paperwork on Thursday that states Chad Hurley - who founded YouTube and sold it to Google for $1.5 billion - manipulated his way into the stadium on October 21.
He was permitted to stay only if he signed a confidentiality agreement.
But, according to the couple, "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."
To what end?
The lawsuit labels Hurley as desperate to find a new business venture (a "second act," to be precise) and says he posted the video on the site MixBit and Tweeted it to his followers - while issuing a press release - all to drum up traffic.
Kim and Kanye are suing for unspecified damages because they say the footage was meant to debut on MC Cable Television and this leak cost them a bundle.
Seriously, Chad. Kardashian and West are in the exploitation business. But only they are permitted to exploit themselves.