Is It Ironic That Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Are Suing Over Their Leaked Proposal Video?

The newly engaged couple is suing the co-founder of YouTube for unlawfully leaking their proposal after being told not to. Oops!

Following reports that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were planning on suing the person that leaked their proposal video, the newly engaged couple has now officially filed a lawsuit against YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley for uploading the video onto his new website MixBit, TMZ reports.

Apparently, Hurley was never invited to the over-the-top proposal, but was allowed to stay as long as he signed an agreement not to post any footage of the event, People reports. But -- oops! -- he posted the video anyway!

Kardashian and West are now seeking an unspecified amount of money from not only Hurley, but his company Avos Systems Inc. as well.

"Exclusive rights, such as those sold by plaintiffs to publication of video of the event, are particularly valuable," the lawsuit reads. "If people violate these rights ... they are of substantially diminished value."

It is, of course, a bit ironic that the reality star -- whose life has been intimately chronicled on Keeping Up with the Kardashians -- is suing for having this moment captured. But West, who has only occasionally appeared on the E! show, is clearly not as comfortable having his private life in the spotlight.

In the most recent episode of the show, where Kim gives birth to baby North, the delivery wasn't shown (unlike that of sister Kourtney's kids, Mason and Penelope) and Kim discussed the fact that her hip-hop star boyfriend wasn't comfortable with selling their daughter's photos or having her on the show. (Of course, her first photo was revealed on grandma Kris Jenner's talk show!)

"I signed on to do this, but it doesn’t mean that Kanye and my child have signed on to do it, so I’m fine with keeping them more private," Kim said. "I’m still an open book.”

Ishaw (pronounced eye-shah) Thorpe is an iVillage contributing writer. Find her on Twitter and Google+

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