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Could Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Face Legal Charges Over Taylor Swift Phone Call?

Could Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Face Legal Charges Over Taylor Swift Phone Call?

After Kim Kardashian posted the phone call conversation video between Kanye West and Taylor Swift, many are wondering if they could face legal prosecution.

California based lawyer Gregory G. Brown spoke with People about the situation.

“It could be argued that she ‘aided and abetted’ or ‘advised and encouraged’ the crime,” Gregory said. “If so, she can be treated as a principle in the case.” He also added that while she may not have been the one recording the conversation, because she posted it, she “does have exposure.”

A Kardashian source told the publication that the couple “consulted lawyers a while ago about [the tape]…they felt it was important to get the truth out there.”

Gregory adds that “the potential punishment is $2,500 dollars per violation and up to a year in prison” and Kanye‘s actions were “definitely illegal.”

Kim could be charged under California’s Penal Code 637 “for willfully disclosing the contents of a private phone call without permission from all parties. This carries up to one year in prison and up to $5,000 fine.”

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  • lala mood

    If she has any dignity left she will not do any legal action and disappear from public media for a year or two. I feel if she does that she can come back strong. If only the kardashians would disappear as well.

  • Lo Mo

    I would definately sue.
    The Kardashians are cautious and had a lawyer family member, so they know they have to be prepared. Before the release they 100% have consulted a lawyer and precisely calculated that the media attention+advertismens+clickbaits (all strong points in future fee negotiations for advertising/selling a product whatever) exceeds multiple times what they have to pay for damages to TS and for legal fees.

    TL:DR: the Kardashians cashed in on the release of the pone call massively so it was worth it damaging the reputation of TS wrongfully.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Please sue them Taylor!

  • Starlight

    YES….send them both to prison Taylor!!!! LOL

  • Nicole

    I hope Taylor sues both parties and also takes down the Kardashian show on E show off air.. Get rid of that show as well. Tired of the Kardashian show and family on TV and else where thinking they are all that..They think they are so good when all they got famous from is Kim’s sex tape scandal and grew from that.

  • SensateTrash

    There is actually a loophole that they can use.Under California law, taping a confidential conversation without the other person’s knowledge is a crime, but it’s not a crime to record conversations that may be overheard. And Rick Rubin was obviously there while Kanye was on speak phone. It’s not technically illegal.

  • MollyBD

    If Taylor has a “dream team” of lawyers, she could win no matter what. The KarTRASHian klan should know that.

  • Starlight

    Taylor never lost any of her dignity only gain more when she stood up to that misogynist pig by not allowing him to get away with calling her a b**ch.

  • LOL Blue

    Did you get that from TMZ? lol

  • SensateTrash

    Nope. Got it from ONTD then looked it up

  • lala mood

    I can agree but the way she handled this situation is messy and a bit embarrassing. The reason why no one is attacking kum and kanye because we are used to her fame whoring and him being a maniac.

  • Carmex

    Is the Hiddleswift 2016 Relationship World Tour canceled?

  • Just Saying

    Oh man, sue them Taylor please! Make Kim and Kanye pay the whole 5000! and then maybe they can even be sentenced to A WHOLE YEAR in prison that they would definitely avoid by paying a fine of like 10000 or less!!

  • Mona

    She should definitely sue them.

  • Carmex

    But Taylor posted a clip where Joe Jonas broke up with her over the phone. Did he know she was taping it?

  • Fred1259

    So glad that Kim called out Sniff who is a lying slut.

  • Gina

    All this legal talk is to distract from Taylor being a shady little liar.

  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    oh yes, please do. fuck them!

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  • Phil Shifley

    From my understanding many states’ laws make it ok as long as one of the people on the phone gives consent, in this case it would be Kanye. The problem is if there was a third party recording the conversation like Kim. In that case it definitely opens her up as well regardless of the state the recording was made because that possibly falls under federal wiretap laws. As discussed in the article, if it occurred in California, then I believe it has to be both parties on the phone giving consent.

  • Phil Shifley

    If the conversation is taking place in a public area there is no expectation of privacy. If this call is placed from a private residence then that loophole wouldn’t likely be in play.

  • SensateTrash

    I’m pretty sure he was in a recording studio, could be wrong tho

  • avicii

    Sue over these factors

  • Phil Shifley

    Not uncommon to have studios at home for many recording artists. I’m not interested enough to find out because nothing will probably come of it since much of what went down is a grey area.

  • suzybel

    Ha, wouldn’t that be a kicker if Kim and Kanye ended up in the slammer!

  • rubie

    When will we be done with these ghetto KKKKK people? When? STOP fueling them everyone, they wont disappear unless we stop listening!!!! STOP BUYING!!!!! STOP WATCHING!!!!!!

  • FelineNut

    READ Ribas v. Clark, 696 P. 2d 637 – Cal: Supreme Court 1985

    Kim Goes to Jail under CA Code 637 Regardless of 632. Toodaloo

    California Penal Code Section 637
    (Already Defined in Concurring Opinion Ribas v. Clark, 696 P. 2d 637 at 366 “under the majority’s reading of the statute defendant would have committed a crime even if her conduct violated no tariff.”)

    [Every person] NOT A PARTY to a telegraphic or telephonic communication who willfully discloses the contents of a telegraphic or telephonic message, or any part thereof, addressed to another person, without the permission of THAT person, unless directed so to do by the lawful order of a court, is punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, or in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by fine not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.

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