Kim Kardashian and Kanye West won’t be charged with a crime for recording ‘Ye’s conversation with Taylor Swift about his song “Famous” because she apparently had NO expectation of privacy at the time.
While she’s reportedly considering legal action, it won’t be so easy.
Here’s the problem … in California, if someone records a “confidential communication” and the other party to the conversation doesn’t know it’s being taped, it’s a crime. But “confidential communication” does not include conversations that “may be overheard.”
We’ve heard the full tape … and Taylor knew she was overheard. The conversation from Kanye’s end was on speaker phone, and during the call producer Rick Rubin speaks up several times. Members of the crew filming Kanye on the call also speak in the room.
There’s no doubt listening to the full tape … Taylor knew she was being overheard. As a result, it’s pretty clear … Kanye didn’t violate the law by recording it.
Taylor might still try and file a lawsuit, but Kim and Kanye don’t care. In fact, they fully expect one to come.
via Us Weekly:
“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.”
Not only do Kardashian and West not care about an impending lawsuit, they also won’t lose sleep if they end up losing.
“Kim and Kanye consulted with their lawyers and still went ahead with releasing it,” the insider tells Us. “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.”
Thanks for taking one for the team, Kim & Kanye.