It look like not only are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West winning their celebrity feud turned war with Taylor Swift, it look like they may also have the last laugh legally. Apparently, according to TMZ, Taylor cannot sue the couple for recording her conversation because she had NO expectation of privacy at the time. As you recall, this past weekend the world caught Ms. Swift in a lie, when Kim revealed via SnapChat video, the starlet knew Kanye was going to talk about her in his song AND she signed off on the lyrics!
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 may very well still try to file a suit against the Wests, perhaps to save face, but it will not be unexpected. Besides at this point Kim and Kanye do not care!
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.”
Honestyl “Bandaids don’t fix bullet holes…” Taylor just needs to apologize, admit she lied, and end this “Bad Blood!” We will keep you posted!