See ya in kourt. Kim Kardashian is fully prepared for Taylor Swift to sue her and her husband, Kanye West, a source tells Us Weekly. According to the insider, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star was well aware of what she was doing prior to ...and more »
See ya in kourt. Kim Kardashian is fully prepared for Taylor Swift to sue her and her husband, Kanye West, a source tells Us Weekly. According to the insider, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star was well aware of what she was doing prior to releasing Swift and Westâ€™s phone call on Snapchat on Sunday, July 17.
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Indeed, the social media maven opted to release the audio via Snapchat and not on the familyâ€™s E! network show, KUWTK, to avoid the network getting in trouble.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend The Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards in 2016.
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â€œThey didnâ€™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,â€ a Kardashian source tells Us. â€œTaylor will sue Kanye personally.â€
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Not only do Kardashian and West not care about an impending lawsuit, they also wonâ€™t lose sleep if they end up losing.â€œKim and Kanye consulted with their lawyers and still went ahead with releasing it,â€ the insider tells Us. â€œThey 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.â€
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Speaking of the â€œlegal stuff,â€ criminal defense attorney Paul J. Cambria confirmed to Us Weekly that yes, Kimye could face criminal charges for recording the phone call unbeknownst to Swift. In fact, they didnâ€™t even have to release the audio for Swift to be able to sue.Cambria explained that California has a â€œtwo consent ruleâ€ meaning that both parties involved in a conversation must give consent to be recorded as long as one of the parties is in California. â€œIf you violate it, itâ€™s a felony,â€ the lawyer told Us. (West was in a California studio when he placed the phone call.)
Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
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â€œThe mere act of recording it is the commission of the crime,â€ Cambria said. â€œYou donâ€™t have to publish it. The mere act of recording it is the crime here.â€As for who exactly recorded the now infamous call is still unclear, but Cambria said that person is â€œthe most at fault here and will most likely be the one charged.â€ Their punishment is also up to the court.
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â€œIf [authorities] find that there was a violation, and there is a conviction, then it will be all up to the judge to decide what the penalty is,â€ Cambria explained. â€œFines and jail time are an option and could be for both Kanye and Kim.â€That said, the power couple seemingly donâ€™t give AF. â€œThey are fully prepared for Taylor to sue,â€ the Kardashian source concludes. â€œThey weighed their options and decided they didn't care.â€Swift has yet to file a lawsuit, but posted a statement on Instagram on Sunday night claiming she was unaware that she was being recorded and accused Kimye of â€œcharacter assassination."
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