Jury sides with Kardashians in Blac Chyna case: The biggest revelations from the trial (2024)

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Blac Chyna'slegal battle with Kris Jenner and her daughtersKim Kardashian,Khloé KardashianandKylie Jenner over the cancellation of her reality show "" with ex-fiancéRob Kardashianhas come to an end.

On Monday, the Los Angeles jury found that none of the members of the famous family defamed Chyna, nor did any interfere with her contract by convincing the E! network to cancel her reality show “Rob & Chyna.”The jury deliberated for 10hoursbefore the judge handeddown the decision.

Chyna, a model and former reality star whose legal name is Angela White, sued the"Keeping Up With the Kardashians" starsfor$100 million inlost earnings from the end of the 2016 spinoff after one seasonand the loss of celebrity earning power that resulted from it.

Case closed: Kardashian-Jenner family wins defamation case brought on by Blac Chyna lawsuit

"Kris Jenner set out to have 'Rob & Chyna'canceled,"Chyna's lawyer Lynne Ciani told the jury during opening statements on April 18, as the accused familysat in the front row of the gallery. "And she brought in her three daughters to help accomplish that."

However, Kardashian lawyer Michael G. Rhodes said the couple's reality show was canceled by the E! Network not because of any machinations by the Kardashians, but because they broke up.

"There is no 'Rob & Chyna' show if there is no Rob and Chyna," Rhodes said.

Both sides agreedthat Rob Kardashian and Chyna got into a terrible argument in 2016that permanently damaged their relationship. The differing accounts of that feud tookup most of the almost two-week trial as all four defendants, Rob Kardashian and Kris Jenner's boyfriend Corey Gamble took the stand.

Here are all the biggest moments and revelations that came out of the trial:

The jury finds the Kardashian-Jenner family did not defame Blac Chyna

After 10 hours of deliberation, the jury sided with the Kardashian-Jenner family on the matter of defamation. The jurors found on the long jury form that the Kardashians often acted in bad faith on the issues brought up in the case, but that it had no substantial effect on Blac Chyna's contract or the fate of the show, and she was awarded no damages.

Jurors were considering the defamation case against Kris Jenner, Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jennerafter a judge threw out the part of the lawsuit against Kim Kardashian in the middle of deliberations.Jurors were free to make it a split decision — finding against some of the Kardashians but not others. They gave the family a clean sweep insteadand gave Chyna nothing.

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Rob Kardashian testifies Blac Chyna 'strangled me,' 'put a gun to my head twice'

Rob Kardashian testified April 27that he feared for his life on a night in 2016 when his then-fiancée Chyna pointed a gun at his head, pulled a phone-charging cable around his neck and repeatedly hit him with a metal rod while under the influence of substances.

“She strangled me, she put a gun to my head twice, she was on cocaine and alcohol,” Kardashian said, his voice rising nearly to a shout in a Los Angeles courtroom as Chyna's attorney Lynne Ciani sought to cast doubt on the attack and its severity.

During an emotional and contentious hour on the stand, Rob Kardashian grew angry when Ciani asked him why photos and video from the days that followed didn't show any marks on him, despite his testimony that she had hit him repeatedly with a 6-foot metal rod.

“Did you have as much as a Band-Aid on you?” the attorney asked.

“I just told you it didn’t leave a mark on my face!” Rob Kardashian said. “And the gun to my head two different times during the night didn’t leave a mark to my temple!”

'That's not love to me': Rob Kardashian testifies Blac Chyna 'put a gun to my head twice'

Corey Gamble testifies he saw Blac Chyna punch Rob Kardashian

Gamble, a key witness for the Kardashians, testified April 27 that he saw Chyna punch Rob Kardashian and whip him with a phone-charging cord, as Chyna's lawyer tried to poke holes in his story.

Gamble is the lone third-party eyewitness to describe any assault. He testified earlier that on the morning of Dec. 15, 2016,Jenner got an emergency call from her son, and when she put the phone on speaker, he could hear Chyna screaming obscenities at Rob Kardashian.

After rushing to the couple's home, Gamble said he sawChynaholding some sort of metal rodand then throw it down. She rushed toward Rob Kardashian, whipping the phone cord at him and then punching him.

“By the time she got to him, she started hitting him," Gamble testified. ”I was able to get in the middle of them two. I even got hit two or three times. And I was able to get him away, get them separated. I told him to get his keys and his wallet and get the hell out of there.”

Kim Kardashian testifies she refused to film with Blac Chyna

Kim Kardashian testified April 26 that she had no memory of making any attempt to kill the reality show that starred her brother and Chyna. But she acknowledged demanding that Chyna be kept off of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" after hearing Chyna had abused her brother.

"I will not go into a toxic work environment," Kardashian said of her refusal to work with Chyna. "On my own show, I have the power to do that."

Asked whether and how she had told the shows' producers or anyone from the E! network about Chyna attacking her brother, she said she doesn't remember, but she acknowledged that it likely came up in meetings about "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."

"Typically it would be every family member saying what they felt and what they were going through, and saying if we had photo shoots or things we wanted to schedule for filming," she said. "I would want to be honest in my concern for my brother. But I'm not very sure on where or when and how that would have occurred."

More: Kim Kardashian testifies refusing to film with Blac Chyna: 'I will not go into a toxic work environment'

Kylie Jenner warned brother Rob Kardashian about Blac Chyna

Kylie Jenner testified April 25that she expressed concerns to her brother about his then-girlfriend, because she had heard Chyna had a tendency to abuse drugs and alcohol and become violent.

"I felt it was my duty to express my concerns, but ultimately it was up to him," Jenner, now 24 and a teenager at the time, said. She said her brother didn't heed her warningsand continued with the relationship.

Jenner also testified that she knew Chyna, who had befriended her sister Kim Kardashian and spent time around the family, but did not consider a friend before her brother began dating her in January2016.

Blac Chyna says wrapping cord around Rob Kardashian's neck was done 'jokingly'

Chyna took the standon April 20 anddescribed a gleeful celebration she and Rob Kardashian had on Dec. 14, 2016, when they learned "Rob & Chyna" had been greenlit for a second season.

"It was exciting, we were throwing money and having fun, being silly," Chyna said, adding that she playfully ripped Rob Kardashian's shirt.

Later, he was playing video games when she wrapped a phone-charging cord around his neck, she said. "I came up behind him, doing that jokingly," she testified. "I just went like this to get his attention."

And at one point when he was on FaceTime with a friend, she picked up an unloaded gun that Rob Kardashian kept on his dresser, she said. She said none of the moments were intended to do harm and Rob Kardashian seemed to take them just as she meant them.

More: Blac Chyna testifies wrapping phone-charger cord around Rob Kardashian's neck was done 'jokingly'

Kris Jenner says the'scary' incident was 'not a joke'

Kris Jennerbecame emotional while recalling thevolatile 2016 argument she heard about between her son andChyna that traumatized him, testifying that she believedChyna attempted to murder her son.

At the time, she said she was told that Chyna pointed a gun at Rob Kardashian’s head, tried to strangle him with a phone cord and hit him with a metal pole while intoxicated.

“It was complete chaos. It was scary,” said Jenner. She added that Chyna putting a gun to her son’s head was “not a joke.”

“He was a mess,” she recalled of talking to her son the day after the incident. “I could only imagine how he felt. ...This was a horrible situation. I was heartbroken.”

Jenner began to shed tears while remembering the spat, which happened months after Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. She said knowing that both her children had a gun pointed at them within the same year was traumatizing for her.

“While Rob’s situation was going on, Kim had just been dealing with Paris,” she said. “He had a gun put at his head, and she was held at gunpoint and thrown into a bathtub. That’s a lot to take as a mother.”

In her questioning, Chyna’s lawyer asked why Jenner or anyone else did not call the police. Jenner said her security team – former Los Angeles Police Department officers – helped diffuse the intense ordeal.

Jenner claims she wanted to help Chyna. She said arguments between the couple were an “ongoing theme” in their relationship that included alcohol and drugs.

“We didn’t put Chyna on the show and give her this fabulous life to be taken away,” she said. “We created other opportunities. I was hopeful that it would be OK. That’s why I didn’t call (the police).”

Chyna's lawyer tried to gain clarity about a text message sent from Jenner to “Rob & Chyna” showrunner that read Chyna “beat the (expletive) out of Rob’s face.” She said the phrase was used as a figure of speech.

Jenner compared her reference to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock during the Oscars.

“It’s like you’re at an awards show and you get slapped,” she said while drawing some laughter from jurors and some others in the courtroom while her daughters’ facial expressions remained stoic.

Ciani asked about another text she sent to the showrunner that read “We need to ditch this (expletive)” after her son’s altercation withChyna. Jenner said she was very angry and upset at the time, but she claims she never had any involvement in hampering Chyna’s time on the show.

“It’s not my proudest moment, but it was how I felt at the time,” she said.

Kris Jenner takes the stand: The Kardashians matriarch testifies on Blac Chyna, Rob Kardashian relationship

Blac Chyna claims Rob Kardashian's jealousyled to the couple's split

Rob Kardashian was prone to bouts of jealousy, Chyna claimed during her testimony. His doubts about being the father of their newborn daughter, Dream, led to a paternity test that was filmed for the show.

She said that on the morning of Dec. 15, 2016, he grabbed her phone, shut himself in a closet and searched for signs of communication with other men.

Chyna said she couldn’t handle the accusations and unfair scrutiny anymore.

"In the past there had been a cycle of him taking my phone and posting things from it, and I was really getting sick of it," she said.

She then smashed the gingerbread house and TV, but when pressed by the defense, she denied going beyond damaging property or resorting to hitting Rob.

Blac Chyna's lawyer's opening statement: Kris Jenner falsely accused Chyna of abuse to end her show

Contributing: Naledi Ushe, USA TODAY, and Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press

Jury sides with Kardashians in Blac Chyna case: The biggest revelations from the trial (2024)


Jury sides with Kardashians in Blac Chyna case: The biggest revelations from the trial? ›

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Monday gave a sweeping win to the Kardashian family in former reality TV star Blac Chyna's lawsuit against them. The Los Angeles jury found that none of the members defamed Chyna, nor did any interfere with her contract by convincing the E! network to cancel her reality show “Rob & Chyna.”

Who has custody of dream? ›

Blac Chyna is loving her new normal with her kids. The model mom, 35, chatted with Entertainment Tonight, where she opened up about now having joint custody of both her kids — daughter Dream, 7, whom she shares with ex Rob Kardashian and King Cairo, 11, whom she shares with ex Tyga.

Is Rob Kardashian still a big? ›

In that same post, he claimed to have gone from 298 to 248 pounds. (The former pair were engulfed in a messy child custody battle nearly three years after their 2017 split.) In June 2019, Rob revealed that he was continuing forward with his fitness regimen after partaking in a gym day.

How much are the Kardashians each worth? ›

Who is the richest Kardashian? As of January 2024, it's Kim with a cool $1.7 billion to her name. She's followed by youngest sis Kylie with $680 million, and then it's a big step down to the rest of their relatives.

Why is Dream Kardashian always at Khloe's? ›

Khloe has revealed the reason why Dream spends so much time at her family's home in a past episode of The Kardashians, admitting that she was like the little girl's "third parent", and is there to help Rob - who is notoriously private - out whenever he needs it.

Why does Khloe have dream on her necklace? ›

The reality star was seen wearing a sparkling silver necklace that featured the names of her brother Robert Kardashian's daughter along with her two children. Khloé Kardashian keeps her niece Dream Kardashian close to her heart.

Why is Rob not in the new Kardashians? ›

His choice. Rob Kardashian lives a very private life after stepping away from his family's reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians and opting not to appear on their subsequent Hulu series, The Kardashians.

How much money did Robert Kardashian leave? ›

While money is to an extent involved, the item that is the subject of pending litigation is a diary containing the intangible writings of the late Robert Kardashian, and not the rumored $100 million dollars left in Trust for his children.

Why did Rob Kardashian quit? ›

Why did Rob Kardashian quit fame? Rob's celebrity status became difficult when he and Blac Chyna broke up after having Dream together. Their relationship was extremely high profile making the fall out even more dramatic.

How much money did Scott Disick inherit from his parents? ›

Sadly, Scott lost both his mum and dad within three months of one another in 2013. As an only child, he and his grandparents inherited their combined fortune of around $25million (£20.5million). This shows Scott was actually already from a family of wealth before he met the Kardashians.

How did Scott Disick get so rich? ›

He also invested in several nightclubs that were owned by his friends. This broad portfolio allowed various sources of income to expand his inheritance. A large chunk of Disick's fortune is thanks to his relationship with the Kardashian family, as he now charges for appearances.

Which Kardashian kid is the richest? ›

  • Reportedly raking in between US$8.3 million and US$12.5 million per season of The Kardashians, it's understandable that Kris has held onto her reality TV empire. ...
  • Later that year, Kylie sold 51 per cent of her company to Coty Inc. ...
  • Still the family's top earner, Kim is currently the only billionaire family member.
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Is Khloe Kardashian taking care of Dream? ›

Khloe Kardashian has no problem keeping up with her nieces. In fact, the reality star considers herself to be "more than an aunt" to brother Rob Kardashian's 6-year-old daughter Dream, whose mom is Blac Chyna.

What does Tokyo Tony do for a living? ›

Who is Dream's biological mom? ›

Dream Kardashian's mother is Blac Chyna and her father is Robert Kardashian, making her the only grandchild of Kris Jenner to have 'Kardashian' as their surname. Rob and Blac split in 2017 after an on-off relationship for a year, during which they even got engaged.

Who is the father of Blac Chyna's son King Cairo? ›

Tyga and Blac Chyna have come to an agreement regarding the custody of their 11-year-old son, King Cairo. The rapper, 34, and model, 35, are settling their longtime legal disputes with an amicable agreement.


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