When Kim Kardashian released the now infamous SnapChat video of Taylor Swift and Kanye West's conversation about his song Famous, she was already prepared to go to court, according to Us Weekly. An insider said that she knew what she was doing when she released the phone call, but the ends justified the means.
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Kardashian, who has made a career out of being in the tabloids and on social media, opted to release the video on SnapChat and not E! because she did not want to get the network in trouble.
“They didn’t air it on the show because it would have required Taylor to sign a release for the usage and they didn't want it to affect the entire network,” a Kardashian source tells Us. “Taylor will sue Kanye personally.”
According to that insider, they also really don't care if they end up losing the lawsuit.
“Kim and Kanye consulted with their lawyers and still went ahead with releasing it,” according to the source. “They are not worried. They are sick of Taylor's manipulations and her good girl act. They just wanted to expose her as a fake and will let the lawyers deal with legal stuff.”
That legal stuff might not be as rough as some people will lead you to believe. Of course, Taylor can sue because she was recorded without her knowing. In fact, she would have been able to sue before they released the recording.
California has a "two consent rule" which means that both parties involved had to give consent to be recorded. After some thorough investigation, it was made clear that Kanye was in a California studio. It is not clear where Taylor was.
The act of recording without telling someone you are doing that is a felony.
Whoever recorded the video is likely to be at fault, but it is unclear who did that. Still, fines and jail time could be in the future for both Kanye and Kim - one for taking part and authorizing the recording and one for releasing the recording.
They are fully prepared for Taylor to sue,” the Kardashian source concludes. “They weighed their options and decided they didn't care.”
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Taylor hasn't filed a lawsuit yet, but it has been clear from the start that she didn't know she was being recorded. She is also plenty mad, accusing Kimye of "character assassination."