American model and influencer Angela Renée, professionally known as Blac Chyna filed a lawsuit against the Kardashian-Jenner family back in October 2017 – seeking $100 million in damages from her former fiance Rob Kardashian.
Almost five years have passed and Chyna’s lawsuit has finally reached trial. Chyna accuses the Kardashian family for a number of offences including assault from ex-fiance Rob, and defamation from the family members Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner.
On the other hand, Rob claims that Chyna assaulted him in December 2016, and they broke up in early 2017. Chyna denies the allegation.
According to Radar, Chyna and the Kardashian-Jenner family have informed the court of the evidence they are planning to produce in the court. That includes private text conversations of Kim Kardashian, Khloé & Kylie Jenner involving Rob and email communications with E!
Blac Chyna vs. Kardashians – Background
Chyna and Rob’s reality show on E! called ‘Rob & Chyna’ premiered in September 2016 and aired for one season only. The show was cancelled in July 2017 as a consequence of the feud between Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna. Rob Kardashian also posted pornographic imagery on Instagram that he exchanged with Chyna. As a result, he got his Instagram account banned.
Chyna’s lawsuit lists various specific claims against Rob Kardashian including assault and harassment. The former couple was having an argument in April 2017, the suit states,
Rob smacked Chyna’s phone out of her hand and “violently knocked her to the ground,” where she landed on her hands and knees. Chyna claims she locked herself in her bedroom, but that Rob “lost all control and tore the hinges off of [her] bedroom door,” forcing her to shutter herself in a bathroom closet. She “suffered pain and difficulty walking for days following the domestic dispute,” the suit states.
Chyna’s lawsuit also claims that Rob…
“has a long history of harassing [Chyna]” by phone, via email, and on social media. According to Chyna’s suit, Rob would often “threaten to kill himself in a sick attempt to manipulate her.” One text message Rob allegedly sent her, which Chyna screenshotted and included in her suit, contains the following: “I will kill myself just to show U how serious I was about u and all this.” Over the span of two months in 2017, Chyna’s suit states, she was forced to change her number three times to “avoid [Rob’s] harassment and abusive attempts to manipulate her.”
Blac Chyna claims that even after her split with Rob, E! was still planning to move ahead with the second season of Rob & Chyna – focussing on the couple co-parenting their child. A statement from Blac Chyna’s suit says,
“Scenes were being filmed, producers were being selected, story lines were being planned, and staffers were actively working,”
Blac Chyna alleges the Kardashian family for getting the show revoked. She emphasizes that Kardashians have fabricated a story about ‘Chyna beating up Rob’. According to her suit, in early 2016 and late 2017, Kim, Kris, Khloe, and Kylie contacted the executives and producers at E! and demanded the termination of the show.
“made a number of false statements about [Chyna] to E! network executives and executive producers of Rob & Chyna, including that [Chyna] physically abused defendant Rob Kardashian,” and that she would “proceed with… physically abusing” him in the future
Besides this, Chyna said that the Kardashian-Jenner family surfaced the revocation of the Rob & Chyna show in order to make way for Kylie Jenners to launch her show ‘Life of Kylie’ on E! which was premiered in August 2017.
“flexing their muscles so as to destroy Ms. White’s career so that she was no longer able to compete against the Kardashian-Jenner women as an entrepreneur and social media influencer,” says a line from the suit.
Chyna in her suit also claims that Kylie heavily promoted her brand ‘Kylie Cosmetics’ in her show which was in direct competition with LASHED by Blac Chyna.
“In killing the second season of Rob & Chyna, defendants ensured that the E! network had room in its schedule for Kylie Jenner to star in her own show, in which she heavily promoted Kylie Cosmetics, which was once in direct competition with LASHED by Blac Chyna.”
Blac Chyna claims that she has lost millions as a result of the Kardashian-Jenner family slandering her connection with E!.
What does the Kardashian-Jenner family say?
The Kardashian-Jenner family argues that whatever they have told E! about Blac Chyna is true, and Chyna assaulted Rob Kardashian. Thus, moving ahead with the second season of Rob & Chyna could have put Rob in danger.
The lawsuit filed by the Kardashians dictates,
The altercation in question allegedly occurred on the night of December 14, 2016. During a “drug- and alcohol-fueled rampage,”
“Chyna strangled Rob with an electronic charging cord, repeatedly struck him with her fists and a metal rod and threw a chair at Rob’s car as he drove off to escape her attack.” Earlier that night, the defendants claim, three people had separate FaceTime calls with Rob and Chyna during which they witnessed Chyna “brandishing a gun and acting erratically.”
“Two of the three individuals confirmed that, during their FaceTime calls, Chyna pointed the gun at Rob’s head and threatened to kill him if he ever cheated on her with another woman—all while their infant daughter slept upstairs,” the filing adds
The Kardashians-Jenners claim that E! didn’t cancel the Rob & Chyna show because of their request but simply because Rob and Chyna broke up,
“As numerous E! executives and [production] personnel have testified, if there was no couple, then there could be no show,” the filing states. Once Chyna took out a restraining order against Rob, which prevented him from coming within 100 feet of her, there was no way E! could move forward with a second season, the filing claims. “The restraining order obtained by Chyna would have made it impossible to proceed with the Series as a practical matter,” says the filing by Kardashians
“E! ultimately determined not to proceed with season two of the Series, on the basis that it is not in the business of making entertainment programming about an adversarial relationship between two individuals with a baby between them and that such a show did not align with the E! brand or the preferences of its audience,” the filing states. “Moreover, E! continued to hear from the production company BMP [Bunim Murray Productions] that there could be no second season of the Series without Rob and Chyna the couple.”