According to TMZ, Taylor threatened Kanye with criminal prosecution months ago before the recording was even released. Swift's attorney supposedly sent a letter to Kanye reminding him that secretly recording a telephone conversation is a criminal offense in the state of California (and sources say Kanye was in a L.A. studio during the recording).
"Demand is hereby made that you immediately destroy all such recordings, provide us of assurance that this has been done, and also assurance that these recordings have not been previously disseminated," read the letter.
But here's the thing - conversations that have the possibility of being overheard do not qualify as "confidential communication," so no crime was committed, TMZ later clarified. During the conversation, Kanye was on speaker phone and several other people in the room with him spoke up during the conversation. Taylor was well aware.
Ok, so now what? There's no way this is just gonna end here. Your move, Taylor!