Uh oh! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may be in legal trouble after releasing the rapper’s private phone conversation with Taylor Swift on the internet Sunday evening, July 17. Beforehand, Taylor even threatened Kanye with criminal prosecution when she found out the recording existed. Find out all the details here!
Before Kim Kardashian basically annihilated Taylor Swift by releasing a private phone call of hers on Snapchat Sunday evening, July 17, T-Swizzle’s lawyer reportedly ordered Kanye West to destroy the recording. Kim, obviously, didn’t. So does this mean she’s heading to the slammer? Here’s what we know.
Apparently, any legal trouble for Kim depends on the state in which this phone call took place, Vulture reports. In most states, recording a phone call is completely legal as long as one party consents to it. In this instance, that could be Kanye West. However, in California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Washington, both parties must be aware of the recording. And Taylor wasn’t!
Unfortunately, it’s unclear which law applies in this situation, since we don’t know which states Taylor and Kanye were in while conversing with each other. Taylor did release a statement to GQ, saying she was “on vacation with her family” during the call, but didn’t specify where.
TMZ does claim that Taylor’s lawyer threatened to sue Kanye if he released the recording. Kim even told GQ that Taylor’s lawyer demanded they destroy the footage. But knowing how smart the Kardashians are, we doubt Kim would have released this phone call without putting all her ducks in a row and getting the go ahead from her legal team. Only time will tell if Taylor’s team actually presses charges.
HollywoodLifers, should Kim Kardashian and Kanye West get in trouble for secretly recording his phone conversation with Taylor Swift? Tell us how you feel below!