Could Kim Kardashian face jail time over leaking that now infamous phone call between husband Kanye West and Taylor Swift? While sources tells People that Kardashian and West aren’t “necessarily expecting to be sued,” they are “aware it’s a possibility.”
In case you missed it, on Friday, June 24, the controversial rapper premiered a visual for “Famous” via Tidal livestream, at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Featured in the clip were lifelike sculptures of social media influencers – stark nude, including George W. Bush, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, West, Kim Kardashian West, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner and Bill Cosby — reposing under a silky white sheet in a replica of Vincent Desiderio’s 2008 painting, “Sleep.”
While you may be thinking, “What’s more controversial than that?” Included in the track was an epic diss aimed at America’s sweetheart, T. Swift. “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why, I made that b—– famous,” rapped West. Naturally, being called a b—- in front of the whole world didn’t sit well with Swift. So, like many disgruntled celebs, she clapped back, alleging no knowledge of the lyric, despite Kardashian-West’s claims – as well as it being an attack on her character.
Now, it appears the thirsty move (on Kardashian’s part) could cost her a pretty penny. According to People, while Kardashian West might not have recorded the video, she “does have exposure” for sharing the recording via social media. In fact, Gregory G. Brown, Esq., an Irvine-based business, family and trial law firm Brown & Charbonneau, tells the news source, “It could be argued that she ‘aided and abetted’ or ‘advised and encouraged’ the crime. If so, she can be treated as a principle in the case.”
Although considering the pair consulted legal counsel prior to leaking the phoner, it appears they feel untouchable. Still, “They felt it was important to get the truth out there,” the insider continued.
Nevertheless, in California, it is a felony to record or eavesdrop on any confidential communication without the consent of all those involved. In other words, Kimye could be facing a “potential criminal punishment on a misdemeanor for [this type of] violation is up to a year in county jail and/or a $2,500 fine,” criminal defense attorney and legal expert Troy Slaten recently told E! News. “For a felony, it’s up to three years in state prison and/or $2,500 fine on a first offense. On a second offense, it’s up to a $10,000 fine. To decide whether or not it’s a misdemeanor or felony the prosecutor takes into account a person’s criminal history and the severity of the violation.”
While we’re sure there’s people lined up to see Kardashian in an orange jumpsuit considering their pull, we don’t anticipate that ocurring. What are your thoughts on Kardashian-West leaking T. Swift and West’s phoner? Are the Wests untouchable? Sound off in the comment section below.