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Oft-exposed Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have slapped YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley with a lawsuit for exposing a bit more of their private lives than they wanted.

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West and Kardashian -- who, one recalls, had her own career launched because of her, um, performance on an amateur video -- are suing Hurley for allegedly leaking a video of their marriage proposal online through his new video-app project called MixBit.

The duo claim techie Hurley wasn't even invited to the Oct. 21 event, though in attendance were Alison Pincus, owner of shopping website One Kings Lane  and wife of Mark Pincus, in addition to Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghadam and VC Ben Horowitz. But Hurley gained access after signing a non-disclosure agreement forbidding him from posting videos or images of the extravaganza. The court filing even shows a picture of Hurley holding up the signed agreement.

Apparently, Hurley took his chances.

Related: YouTube Co-founder Announces New Video Service 

The two-and-a-half-minute video titled "PLEEESE MARRY MEEE!!! Congrats Kim and Kanye!" shows West proposing to his baby momma at AT&T Park in San Francisco, as a 50-piece orchestra plays Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful." (It was reported Del Ray flat our rejected West's request to perform at that event).  Hurley tweeted out the clip to his more than 500,000 followers, which has managed to rack up more than 1.6 million views.

So this happened last night. Congrats Kim & Kanye! https://t.co/o1FKsB87He

October 23, 2013

Kimye's lawyer claims Hurley did this out of desperation, to save Mixbit.

"Following a lackluster launch and unsuccessful ensuing debut, Hurley sought to salvage MixBit from its dour beginning," the lawsuit states. 

"An opportunity to do so appeared to Hurley when he learned of the October 21, 2013, event featuring West and Kardashian," it continues.

Related: YouTube Founders Launch MixBit Video App to Rival Vine and Instagram 

It seems unlikely that the lawsuit stemmed from privacy concerns but rather they, not Hurley, wanted to cash in on the event, as The Keeping Up with the Kardashians crew was there filming every precious moment.

Kardashian and West are seeking unspecified damages. 

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