Celebrity News

Can Taylor Swift Win a Lawsuit Against Kanye and Kim Kardashian West?
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)


Kanye West and Taylor Swift. Photo courtesy of EW.

Summary: Kim Kardashian leaked a video of Kanye West speaking to Taylor Swift about his song “Famous” before its release.  

To fans of the cult of celebrity, no one escaped the drama that was Kanye and Kim Kardashian West versus America’s former sweetheart, Taylor Swift. For everyone else, the feud was still hard to ignore as various aspects of the story trended on social media. To recap, Kim Snapchatted a video recording between Swift and Kanye, and the video seemed to debunk Swift’s claims that Kanye had never asked for her approval in regards to the song, “Famous.” Now people are speculating whether litigious Swift will file a lawsuit against the high-profile couple.


The song “Famous” featured the lyrics, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous.” Swift famously condemned the work at the Grammy’s and in a statement to Buzzfeed, and Kanye and Kim were both outspoken that Kanye had asked Swift for approval of the song and had actually given her blessing. In an interview in GQ Magazine, Kim claimed Kanye had footage of the phone call between Swift and Kanye that proved Swift was a liar.

Now that the video has gone viral, people are wondering if Swift will sue. Not because she is embarrassed or because Kanye appropriated her name in his music, but because California is a two-party consent state when it comes to private recordings.

Swift reportedly has already considered suing the couple, but has yet to file officially. Commentators have speculated that Kim, being a shrewd businesswoman and the daughter of O.J. Simpson’s Dream Team lawyer Robert Kardashian, would never be so stupid as to not check the legality of leaking a tape of one of the world’s biggest pop stars.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

California law protects “confidential communication,” but TMZ reported that Swift had no expectation of privacy when it comes to conversations that “may be overheard.” In the video, Kanye speaks to Swift over a speakerphone and producer Rick Rubin is in the room and sometimes chimes in, letting Swift know he is there, listening. At the time, Kanye was also filming a documentary, and there were cameras and recording devices that followed him everywhere he went.

TMZ concluded, “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.”

Additionally, Kanye is married to Kim, a reality star; and it is safe to assume that any interaction with her or her family will result in guilty-pleasure entertainment, and that is definitely what happened here.

Do you think Taylor Swift has a case against Kanye and Kim Kardashian West? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: TMZ


Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

General Municipal Law Attorney with land use experience


Oakland office of our client seeks general municipal law attorney with experience advising public ag...

Apply Now

Senior Land Use Attorney with experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks senior land use attorney with 7+ years of experience. The c...

Apply Now

Immigration Attorney with portable business


McLean office is seeking an immigration attorney with $500,000+ in portable business.

Apply Now

Attorney with 1-2 years of business immigration experience


Chicago office of our client seeks attorney with 1-2 years of business immigration experience. The c...

Apply Now




Boutique East Bay litigation defense firm is seeking a junior to mid-level attorney. Candidates for ...

Apply now

Managing Director, Litigation Finance Investments


Title                ...

Apply now

Contract Associate


Seeking lawyer with at least 2 yrs experience in complex real estate transactional matters, with wil...

Apply now

Products Liability & Mass Tort Litigation Associate


The candidate must have 1- 5 years of civil litigation experience, preferably with some background i...

Apply now

Most Popular


To Top