It was believed that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West pulled a fast one on Taylor Swift when they secretly recorded her phone conversation corncerning whether or not Ye could use certain lyrics about Taylor on his song “Famous.” Everyone tired of the country singer’s victim act was having a field day. That is until reports surfaced that the power couple could be sued for it.
Numerous websites and television gossip programs were speculating whether a lawsuit could come forward and prospective convictions actually carried some serious penalties. Well, now TMZ is reporting that Taylor Swift actually can’t sue Kimye. According to them, Taylor had no expectation of privacy and, in California, if someone records a “confidential communication,” only then can they press charges assuming they didn’t know they were being recorded.
The way Kim and Kanye can prove that the conversation wasn’t confidential is the fact that Rick Rubin speaks up multiple times during the back-and-forth between the artists, so it would be pretty easy to prove that Taylor knew she was being overheard. People filming Kanye on the phone call are also heard speaking.
Swift’s legal team originally threatened Kanye with prosecution shortly after the series of Snapchat videos surfaced of him recording Taylor. She had also been deciding whether to file a police report. Tough going, huh? Since Taylor knew she was being heard by more than one person, it looks like a perspective lawsuit is going to be no dice.
If you missed it, check out the series of Snapchats of the infamous Taylor Swift/Kanye West “Famous” phone convo below.
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