Kardashians vs. Blac Chyna: DRAMA Behind $100 Million Lawsuit
Blac Chyna's proceedings against the Kardashians is officially underway.
Nearly 5 years aft Chyna, born Angela White, filed a suit against the family—including her ex-fiancé Rob Kardashian, his sisters Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner and his ma Kris Jenner—her lawsuit is heading to trial.
Haven't been keeping up? We've got you. In 2017 Chyna filed a lawsuit, alleging that the household was liable for derailing her world TV amusement career. She and Rob starred successful their ain E! spinoff, 2016's Rob & Chyna, earlier splitting that December. In her suit, Chyna alleges that the Kardashians were down the cancellation of the show's 2nd play and is suing them for defamation.
Simultaneously, she is also suing Rob for assault, battery, and harassment. As a result, Chyna is seeking upwards of $100 cardinal successful damages.
In summation to Chyna and her lawyer, Lynne Ciani, Kim, Khloe, Kris and Kylie (alongside their lawyer, Michael Rhodes) were each contiguous for the California tribunal proceedings connected April 18 and arsenic the proceedings continued successful the pursuing days.
Chyna tweeted connected April 2 up of the trial, "I americium truthful thankful that a assemblage volition yet perceive to what truly happened down closed doors — the lies that were told and the harm that was done. At the extremity of the trial, I'm going to beryllium capable to proudly archer King and Dream that I did everything I could to close the incorrect that was done to me. And that, successful life, it is my anticipation that they volition beryllium capable to basal up for themselves erstwhile it matters too."
Keep speechmaking for each of the bombshells from the ineligible conflict truthful far:
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Kylie testified connected April 25 that Tyga erstwhile showed her a 6-inch agelong scar connected his limb that he said was from a weapon coiled from Chyna. Kylie said she "wasn't there" erstwhile the onslaught allegedly happened, truthful she had nary grounds and lone knew "what Tyga told me." Kris besides testified the week anterior that Kylie and Tyga had told her astir an alleged chopped connected his arm.
When testifying successful court, Kris said that Kylie told her that Chyna had threatened to termination Kylie successful 2012. Chyna's attorney, Lynne Ciani, archetypal asked Kris if Chyna had erstwhile allegedly threatened to termination Kylie. Kris said she couldn't remember, but aft Ciani showed her a transcript of a deposition astir the alleged threat, Kris said she stands by what she said astatine the time. Kris said she didn't person impervious of the alleged incidental and lone recalled "what Tyga and Kylie told me." She speculated connected the basal that Chyna was astir apt "upset Kylie was dating her ex-fiancé [Tyga]." E! News reached retired to Tyga's rep for remark but didn't perceive back.
Kylie said she erstwhile woke up to "threatening" texts from Chyna, including the devil emoji. She said she didn't instrumentality the menace "seriously" and didn't study it to police.
Chyna's lawyer Ciani brought up Kylie's 2019 deposition successful which she was asked astir Chyna's alleged threats, and Kylie testified that she didn't retrieve astatine the clip and she present does.
On the stand, Kris besides testified astir her thoughts connected Chyna's narration with her son, Rob, which she learned of successful 2016. Calling it "a rocky narration from the start," Kris said she wasn't disquieted astir Chyna and Rob's relationship, adjacent aft the alleged decease menace to Kylie, due to the fact that she is "used to a batch of drama" successful their family. The matriarch besides said she didn't face Chyna astir the alleged decease menace due to the fact that "you privation to springiness radical a 2nd accidental and we had moved on."
Chyna’s lawyer Lynne Ciani said that Kris told Bunim/Murray that Chyna had strangled Rob with an iPhone cord, but Ciani said this is false. During her testimony, Chyna spoke astir the cord incident, which allegedly took spot successful December 2016. She said they were “being silly” and celebrating their Rob & Chyna show greenlit for a 2nd season. She said Rob was playing video games and not paying attraction to her. She said she “playfully” went up down him and enactment the cord astir his cervix to get his attraction “jokingly,” and “not to strangle him.”
Chyna testified she knew Rob had an unloaded weapon successful the home. And astatine 1 constituent connected that aforesaid night, Rob was connected a video telephone and Chyna picked up the unloaded weapon successful the inheritance of his FaceTime. However, Chyna denied pointing the weapon astatine him.
The Kardashians’ lawyer Rhodes alleged Chyna was carnal with Rob. He said Chyna admits to putting the cord astir Rob’s cervix and that an eyewitness who was FaceTiming with Rob saw Chyna constituent an unloaded weapon astatine him.
During a past suit with Chyna, Rob filed a declaration successful 2020 regarding some the cord and weapon incidents, saying helium "feared for my life" erstwhile she "pointed a weapon astatine maine successful our home" and during different alleged incidents. "I believed that she could termination me… that she could gaffe up and sprout maine accidentally," helium said. "Moreover, I americium well-aware of Chyna's inclination to enactment violently toward maine and others… further causing maine to fearfulness for my life." He dismissed the suit successful February 2022.
At the clip the declaration was filed, Chyna's lawyer told E! News determination was "no convulsive attack" against Rob. She said successful part, "The grounds shows that Rob and Chyna, a precise happily engaged mates astatine the time, had a raucous and flirty clip unneurotic connected December 14, 2016 to celebrate."
In her April 22 testimony, Kris noted Rob told her Chyna deed him with a metallic rod during the December 2016 incident, but Kris didn't retrieve wherever connected his body.
Later, Ciani asked if Kris perfectly believes Chyna "attempted to execution Rob," to which Kris replied, "I do." When asked why, Kris alleged that Chyna "tried to strangle Rob with a cord… It was implicit chaos. He was devastated." Kris said she felt "heartbroken" and described Rob as "a mess."
Ciani showed an alleged substance from Kris to a Rob & Chyna producer from around December 2016. The substance read, "she ruined the doorway and past bushed the s--t retired of Rob's face."
When asked what Kris meant by "beat the s--t" retired of Rob's look and what the ground of the allegation was, Kris said that it was a "figure of speech." She testified connected April 22, "It's similar if you were astatine an awards amusement and conscionable got slapped but there's nary mark." According to an eyewitness, radical successful the courtroom laughed, including Kim, Khloe and Kylie.
Ciani asked if Kris was equating her accusation that Chyna bushed Rob's look with a rod to an incidental astatine the Academy Awards. Kris responded that it's conscionable "how I speak," adding, "I conscionable person a antithetic mode of speaking… [I] don't cognize what other to say. It's however I talk."
Chyna said that astatine 1 constituent successful time, Drake came into the King of Diamonds portion nine wherever she danced, she performed for him and helium paid her. “Drake came into the nine and fundamentally spent wealth connected maine and enactment maine successful a song,” she testified. Chyna, who gets a shout-out successful Drake’s 2010 opus “Miss Me,” said successful tribunal that it “created a truly large buzz” and led to much enactment for her, including becoming Nicki Minaj’s stunt double.
E! News has reached retired to Drake's rep for remark and has not heard back.
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Chyna recalled taking a photograph astatine a promenade with a Kim cutout and posting it to her Instagram. She said that years aboriginal her “phone was blowing up” aft friends reached retired to archer her Kim had reposted the pic. “It was cool,” Chyna testified, saying their relationship started aft that: “We became cool.”
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Chyna testified that erstwhile Kylie started dating her ex Tyga, Kim reached retired to Chyna to archer her they couldn't beryllium friends anymore due to the fact that of it. So Chyna became “disconnected” from the family, which is wherefore she didn’t reply to Rob for a portion erstwhile helium was pursuing her. She said she questioned his motivations, since she and Kim weren’t speaking astatine the time. She said she was not successful interaction with Kim erstwhile she and Rob started talking.
E! News reached retired to Tyga's rep for comment.
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In her opening statement, Chyna's lawyer, Lynne Ciani, alleged that Kris Jenner "set retired to person play 2 of Rob & Chyna cancelled" pursuing an alleged quality betwixt Rob and Chyna successful December 2016. Chyna's lawyer claims Kris sent a slew of texts to the series' showrunner, allegedly calling Chyna "stupid," accusing her of "being drunk for 3 days," describing her arsenic "really ghetto" and suggesting that they should "ditch the b--ch."
Chyna's lawyer showed different connection that Kris allegedly texted the Rob & Chyna shaper which called Rob "devastated" and noted "he needs to ditch the b--ch" aft the December 2016 incident.
When asked wherefore she utilized those words astir Chyna, Kris testified connected April 22, "I was precise angry, precise upset, precise disappointed." She said it's not her "proudest moment" and feels "bad" astir it now, "but it was however I felt astatine the time." She added that contempt the alleged violence, "It's conscionable truly not the mode I similar to speech astir people."
During his opening statement, the Kardashians' lawyer, Michael Rhodes, besides showed alleged February 2017 texts from Chyna to Rob sent conscionable a few months aft their split. Rhodes claims that successful summation to penning "F U," Chyna besides allegedly texted, "It's over," and called Rob a "fat bitch," adding that his "disgusting enactment is horrible." Rhodes besides said that the alleged texts came connected the precise aforesaid time that E! executives were "still trying to prevention the show."
In December 2016, an alleged quality took spot betwixt Rob and Chyna astatine a spot owned by Kylie, according to Rhodes. He revealed successful tribunal that Kylie "wanted to springiness Rob and Chyna that home" adding that "it was a acquisition for them to unrecorded there."
"She decorated it for the holidays, stocked the pantries," Rhodes stated, "and adjacent made a nursery for Dream."
Referencing to the alleged altercation, Chyna's lawyer said that unaired footage from play 2 of Rob & Chyna shows "no harm successful the home," but admitted Chyna ruined "holiday gingerbread houses, a doorway and a TV."
During her grounds connected April 25, Kylie said she offered her "empty house" successful Hidden Hills for Rob and Chyna to unrecorded in, without charging rent. However, she denied having a relation successful mounting up the location earlier they came.
Following their 2016 split, Rhodes claimed that the E! web and production institution Bunim Murray "encouraged Rob and Chyna to effort to enactment things retired and spell to a retreat together," since E! was coming adjacent to the deadline enactment for picking up play 2. He besides showed alleged texts from a Bunim enforcement letting Kris cognize that they recovered the retreat for the erstwhile mates and stated that the household was "on board" with pausing the amusement to prevention their relationship.
Then successful July 2017, Rhodes noted, Chyna and her then-lawyer astatine the time, Lisa Bloom filed a impermanent restraining order against Rob (which meant they could nary longer beryllium successful the aforesaid room). This, arsenic Rhodes explained, came soon earlier the authoritative deadline for the show's 2nd play successful August.
Right earlier their proceedings was acceptable to begin, Chyna's mom, Tokyo Toni, shared a video of her thoughts astir her daughter's ineligible conflict connected Instagram, saying successful portion that she thought the Kardashians "looked dead" and that "s--t was gonna get real."
After Rhodes expressed concerns astir the video successful court, saying that Toni made "veiled carnal threats" towards the Kardashians, the justice agreed that she volition not beryllium allowed successful the courtroom. Chyna's lawyer besides concurred, calling the video, "inappropriate" and "unacceptable."
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Chyna recalled camera crews capturing her and Rob’s reactions erstwhile they learned the enactment of their unborn child. She said Rob truly wanted a lad truthful that helium could make a enslaved akin to the 1 helium shared with his ain father, Robert Kardashian, who died successful 2003. Chyna said that erstwhile they filmed Dream’s enactment reveal, she could “see the disappointment connected his face” erstwhile helium learned it was a girl, adding, “But helium came around.”
Rob shared connected Rob & Chyna successful September 2016 that helium was hoping for a lad to “carry on” the household name. "I'm decidedly hoping for a lad due to the fact that I privation to person the aforesaid narration that I had with my begetter with my son, truthful that's what I'm praying for," helium said. The adjacent year, helium wrote successful a since-deleted Instagram post, per People, that “now that I got my miss I americium truthful Thankful and Happy for her and wouldn’t privation it immoderate different way.”
This station was archetypal first published connected April 20, 2022, astatine 9:56 a.m. PT and updated astatine 5:12 p.m. PT pursuing further testimony. This station was updated connected April 22 and April 25 with further testimony.
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