Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are unlikely to face criminal charges for a recording released of a telephone conversation with Taylor Swift.
On Sunday night, Kardashian leaked a recording of the phone conversation between West and Swift in a series of Snapchat videos. In the videos, West is seen telling Swift about a line in his song, “Famous” that mentions her.
TMZ says that when Swift learned about the recording last February, her attorneys sent West a letter demanding that it be destroyed. They also threatened to file criminal charges since it’s a felony to record a “confidential communication” in California.
But “confidential communication” does not include conversations that could be overheard.
According to TMZ, Kardashian and West will not be prosecuted because Swift “had no expectation of privacy.”
TMZ says they have listened to the complete recording and it was clear the conversation between West and Swift was over speakerphone. Members of a crew, filming Kanye, were present and could also be heard speaking during the video. As a result, TMZ reports there was no violation of law by recording the video because “Swift knew people were listening.”
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