“It’s On, It’s On, It’s On, It’s On”
It blew up Twitter and everybody’s got an opinion.
In the phone conversation from a recording studio in which Kanye West, 39 was working, while being filmed by his documentary crew, it appears as though Taylor Swift, 26 is confirming approval of West’s infamous lyric of Famous; “I feel like me Taylor might still have sex, Why? Because I made that bitch famous”. On July 20th, Kim Kardashian West, 35 posted the video on Snapchat which caused massive uproar. However it is made clear by Taylor Swift’s statement on Instagram that she had no idea that she was referred to as “that bitch” in the lyric and apparently she had no idea that she was being recorded either. There is even word that once the recording came to Swift’s knowledge, she asked for it to be destroyed and threatened legal action.
Legal experts have weighed in and specified that in the state of California, it is illegal to record a conversation if one party is unaware of it. Therefore this recording (not sharing it on social media) having occurred is a crime and a felony. Charges may be pressed.
The timing is uncanny, new relationship that causes high media attention for Swift, check, high profile of a break up of the highest paid couple of 2015, check. Is this all about headlines for Kimye? They just really need to be the most “Famous”?
We’ll watch as this one goes down and it’s a huge Titanic.
I don’t know, do you think Kanye and Taylor might still have sex?
UPDATE! It has been clarified that the person recording the conversation (which is most likely to have been an employee of Kanye West’s documentary production team) and/or the person who commissioned that recording (West) are liable to be charged with felony, as in the state of California there is a 2-party consent penal code, making it illegal to record a phone conversation without both party’s knowledge. For this Kanye West could face jail time, fines and an added civil suit.
There is however the argument that the call took place while West was in a room with other people, ruling out the concept of “2-party”. It is a crime to record or eavesdrop on confidential communication in the state of California.
Furthermore the act of “willfully disclosing the contents of a private phone call without permission from all parties” is also illegal according to Penal Code 637. For that commission of a crime, Kim Kardashian West may be held liable, and could face jail time and fines. Kardashian West may also face a suit for invasion of privacy.
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