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Blac Chyna told an LA courtroom she was joking when she put a gun to Rob Kardashian’s head, and claimed she found out her E! TV show had been axed six months after the fact because cameras were still following her.
The reality TV star said she and her then-fiancé were ‘laughing and joking and being silly’ on the night of December 14, 2016, as they celebrated season two of Rob and Chyna being greenlit by E!’ parent company, NBC Universal.
When she was cross-examined by the Kardashians lawyer, Michael Rhodes, Chyna denied yelling ‘I’m going to kill you’ to Rob. She told the court that she pointed the gun upwards and didn’t put her finger where the trigger was.
‘I did not point it at him. I was joking … I would never shoot Rob,’ Chyna told jurors in Los Angeles Superior Court where she is suing members of the Kardashian family for $108 million for having the reality show axed.
She also dismissed as a ‘joke’ the incident that night where she’s been accused of trying to strangle Rob with a phone chord. Chyna said she put the chord around his neck, ‘but he was playing video games and I was just trying to get his attention.’
Chyna admitted that the next morning she smashed a TV and a gingerbread house and damaged the bedroom door because she was furious at Rob for taking her phone in a fit of jealousy and locking himself in a closet to check her messages.
‘I could not take the abuse any more of him accusing me of doing all kinds of things,’ she said. ‘I was so angry because he wouldn’t give me my phone back.’
Chyna said even though she left their home with their daughter, Dream, that morning, by New Year’s Eve she and Rob were starting to repair their relationship.
She claimed they went out for dinner and hiked together in Malibu and told the court Rob went with her to New York in January 2017, for her personal appearance at a strip club, where cameras followed her.
Chyna said she was also filmed by hand-held cameras at another Las Vegas appearance, which made her think they were shooting Rob and Chyna’s season two.
When she was later filmed being wheeled into a hospital for plastic surgery, she also thought it was for an episode of the show, she told the jury.
It wasn’t until July or August of 2017 that she learned Rob and Chyna had actually been cancelled, she said.
‘My reaction was, ”What happened?” I was disappointed and upset.’ In October 2017, she filed a defamation suit against Kris Jenner and Kylie, Khloe and Kim Kardashian.
Chyna popped into Chipotle for lunch during the trial in which she is seeking $108million in damages from members of the Kardashian family
Chyna accuses the Kardashians of plotting to cancel her hit reality show Rob and Chyna
Kim, Kylie Jenner, Khloe and their mother, Kris Jenner, are all named as defendants in the case
On December 14, 2016, Rob – the father of the baby she was expecting at the time – was FaceTiming with friends in their bedroom when Chyna saw his gun on the dresser and picked it up, she said under questioning from her lawyer, Lynne Ciani.
‘He said he did not have any bullets and it was not loaded,’ Chyna said Rob had told her previously.
‘What did Rob do after you picked up the gun from the dresser?’ asked Ciani. ‘Nothing,’ said Chyna.
‘Was he fearful?’ her attorney added. ‘Absolutely not,’ responded Chyna.
The following day, December 15, 2017, the couple did have an argument because of Rob’s jealousy, she said.
‘He accused me of talking to other people and cheating,’ Chyna told the jury.
She added that Rob’s jealousy was a frequent issue between them. ‘I always had to reassure him yes, this is your baby.’
Chyna said she even offered to take a DNA test to prove the baby she was carrying was his and make it the subject of an episode of Rob and Chyna.
When she finally did have the couple’s daughter, Dream, her birth was filmed for a ‘Baby Special’ seventh episode of Rob and Chyna.
In the delivery room with Chyna and Rob was ‘Miss Kris’ – as she calls Kris Kardashian – whom she said in court Wednesday, she thought of as a ‘second mom.’
When Kris Jenner’s boyfriend, Corey Gamble, showed up at their home on December 15, 2017, Chyna said that he stood between her and Rob, telling Rob to get his car keys and get out of the house.
But she denied that Gamble had to physically separate them. ‘ She also denied Rhodes suggestion that she threw a chair at Rob’s car as he drove away.
‘We were not in a physical fight,’ she said.
The Kardashian’s attorney asked Chyna if she had earned over $1 million from an online endorsement deal she had with Fashion Nova since she filed her lawsuit against the Kardashians in 2017.
Chyna said that while she had made more than $500,000 from that deal, she didn’t know what the total amount was.
After first mentioning the Monday appearance in court of Chyna’s mother – who later posted criticism of the Kardashians online – Rhodes asked Chyna if the trial was a publicity stunt.
‘Your career benefits from the attention you get from this trial,’ asked Rhodes.
‘No, not at all,’ said Chyna, adding that she thought the trial would have ‘negative benefit’ for her.
She denied holding a grudge against Kylie Jenner ‘for taking her boyfriend,’ rapper Tyga.
Chyna said she began her friendship with Kim Kardashian after she posted a photo of herself posing with a cardboard cutout of Kim – and Kim re-posted it, she told a Los Angeles jury Wednesday.
‘My phone started blowing up with friends telling me Kim had reposted my picture on Instagram,’ she said.
That random online connection led to a ‘close relationship’ with Kim, going to parties at Kardashian homes, appearing on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, even being invited to Kim and Kanye West’s May 2014 wedding.
But her friendship with Kim hit a bump when Chyna’s ex fiancé, rapper Tyga, started dating Kylie Jenner, she told the court.
‘Kim reached out to me and said she could not be friends with me any more because Kylie was dating my ex fiancé, ‘ Chyna told the jury of eight men and eight women (12 plus four alternates).
But when Chyna started dating Kim’s brother Rob Kardashian in January 2016, then got pregnant and engaged to him, she said, her relationship with the billionaire TV family was soon patched up and spin-off show Rob and Chyna was launched, with Chyna being paid $92,500 for each of seven episodes.
Even her children were written into her contract with E!
A friend who was FaceTiming with Rob Kardashian saw Blac Chyna hold a gun to Rob’s head, the jury was told Tuesday, on the second day of the Chyna vs Kardashians trial in Los Angeles
Kim, Khloe, Kylie Jenner and their mother, Kris are all named as defendants in Blac Chyna’s lawsuit against them
Chyna, 33, whose real name is Angela White, is seeking $108 million in damages, according to court documents
Dream, her daughter by Rob, was promised $5,850 per appearance on Rob and Chyna and King Cairo, her son by Tyga, was to get $11,000 per.
Chyna, 33 – whose real name is Angela White – was in the witness box for the trial resulting from her $108 million lawsuit claiming that America’s most famous reality TV family deliberately had Rob and Chyna axed.
Matriarch Kris Jenner and her daughters, Kim and Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner – who are all named defendants in the case – were in court again Wednesday to defend themselves.
Kim wore a light brown pant suit, Khloe a beige dress and long coat, with gray suede boots, and Kylie a black pant suit – while their mother Kris sported a gray pant suit.
All four watched intently as Chyna, dressed in a black jacket with brass buttons and wide lapels, answered what’s expected to be five hours of questioning from her attorney Lynne Ciani, and another five hours of cross examination from the Kardashians’ lawyer, Michael Rhodes.
Chyna is seeking $108 million in damages, charging the Kardashians with defamation and ‘intentional interference with contract’ that led to Rob and Chyna being cancelled.
She was speaking on the third day of the trial in Los Angeles. On Tuesday the jury was told that a friend who had been FaceTiming with Rob Kardashian saw Chyna hold a gun to his head.
The bombshell claim was made by the Kardashian lawyer Rhodes, who said that there will be evidence during the trial that the friend ‘saw Miss White put a gun to his head’ but the attorney said he didn’t know if the gun was loaded.
Rhodes was making his opening statement which he began by asking each of his four Kardashian clients to stand as he introduced them individually to the jury.
First he brought up Kris Jenner whom Rhodes described as ‘mother and matriarch’ of the family and the ‘momager who manages the vast empire this family has built from scratch.’
Of Kim Kardashian he said she is ‘one of the world’s most famous people, an influencer’ as well as the mother of four kids.
Khloe Kardashian is a ‘successful businesswoman and entrepreneur in her own right,’ said Rhodes.
And Kylie Jenner, he added, is also an ‘accomplished businesswoman’ with more than 300 million Instagram followers.
‘Evidence will show that Miss White wanted something – she wanted to be one of them (the Kardashians),’ said Rhodes who refused to call the reality star Blac Chyna because ‘that’s a stage name and this is not a stage, this is a courtroom.’
In the defamation part of Chyna’s lawsuit, Rhodes told the jury that the Kardashians ‘did not defame the plaintiff.’
Kardashian lawyer Michael Rhodes (sketched with Kim) insisted he would call Blac Chyna by her real name, Angela White, because Chyna ‘is a stage name and this is not a stage, this is a courtroom.’
Blac Chyna was spotted leaving her house and heading to Los Angeles court for her trial against the Kardashians Tuesday
A lawyer for Blac Chyna accused Kris Jenner of blackmailing E! into canceling Rob and Chyna during opening statements . Above, Kris is seen at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on April 06
The attorney said that during the December 14 attack that Chyna denies, ‘there is no doubt that she got physical with Mr. Kardashian’ and she also put a phone cord around his neck and pulled.
Rhodes said that Chyna was ‘screaming and yelling’ smashed a TV and Kris Jenner’s boyfriend, Corey Gamble, had to physically get between the couple and tell Rob to ‘get your car keys and get out of here.’
The next day, he added, Chyna took her child and left and never lived with Rob again.
Kris and her daughters heard about the dust-up between Chyna and Rob and, added Rhodes, ‘They were very upset. That is not the kind of thing they want to play out on the shows that they produce…’
He told the court that it wasn’t a TV or Rob’s head that got broken the night of the fight, ‘The thing that got broken on December 14 was their relationship.
‘The relationship was over. There is no Rob and Chyna show if there is no Rob and Chyna.’
Rhodes pointed out that Chyna ‘has no contract’ with the Kardashians. ‘Her contracts are all with E!.’
But as paid executive producers of Rob and Chyna, Kris and her daughters, cancelling the show cost them money as well.
‘They were acting against their own financial interests to protect someone they love (Rob),’ said Rhodes.
He added that E! paid Chyna a $100,000 cancellation fee when the first season of Rob and Chyna ended and an additional $370,000 to film more footage that could be used if Rob and Chyna did eventually come back for a second season. If that didn’t happen, the footage could be used on episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Chyna’s attorney, Lynne Ciani, told the Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday that Kris Jenner told producers of Rob and Chyna that Chyna ‘had attempted to strangle Rob with a phone cord.’
‘But that was false,’ said Ciani. ‘Chyna did not beat the s*** out of his face.’
Ciani claimed that Kris Jenner threatened E! and its parent company NBC Universal, that she ‘would pull Keeping Up with the Kardashians if they didn’t kill off Rob and Chyna.’
Chyna’s attorney also said that on the night of the alleged attack, Rob and Chyna were still together and were actually celebrating the green lighting of their show for a second season.
While Chyna did rip Rob’s shirt that night, it was a result of passion, not violence, as ‘she was happy and she thought he was hot,’ Ciani said.
Ciani told the jury that after the alleged attack, Kris sent out texts accusing Chyna of being ‘drunk for three days’ and calling on Rob to ‘ditch the b****.’
On Tuesday, Chyna’s lawyer recounted the TV star’s humble beginnings growing up poor and turning to stripping before she got her big break when Drake mentioned her in a song after he came into the club she was working at.
Kim Kardashian helped Chyna rise to fame by retweeting a picture of the former stripper standing next to a cardboard cutout of the reality superstar
Chyna is suing Kim, Kylie, Khloe and Kris for allegedly plotting to have her show Rob and Chyna axed. They are seen in court today in a sketch
Chyna got her big break in June 2010 when rapper Drake came into the strip club where she was working and later mentioned her adopted name – Blac Chyna – in a song he wrote
‘[Kris Jenner] set out to have Season 2 of Rob and Chyna cancelled and she brought in her three daughters to help accomplish that,’ Ciani said.
The four Kardashians had a family vote, said Ciani, to cancel season two of Rob and Chyna but nobody told Chyna, who thought her show was still very much alive.
Ciani went on to claim that Rob got wind of the family meeting and ‘essentially begged’ his mother and sisters to let season two go forward.
Jury selection began Monday in Blac Chyna’s $108million lawsuit against the Kardashian. The trial is scheduled to last 10 days
‘But they did not hold up, they went full steam ahead to get it cancelled…and they succeeded.’.
Ciani began her opening statement to the jury by agreeing with Rhodes that both their clients come from the same world of reality TV.
But outside of reality television, the worlds of Chyna and TV’s most famous family are ‘very different,’ she said.
Growing up , Chyna had a tough childhood, raised by a single mom in Washington D.C., Chyna’s attorney told the court.
After high school she worked at McDonalds, Taco Bell and a pizza parlor she had to walk two miles to and from, hoping to raise the money to go to college to study fashion merchandising.
She soon realized that her minimum wage job serving pizza would not be enough to pay for college so she started working as an exotic dancer, as her mother had done before her.
That gave her her big break in June 2010 when rapper Drake came into the club she was working at and later mentioned her adopted name – Blac Chyna – in a song he wrote.
‘That led to a notoriety she had not had before,’ Ciani told the jury.
‘It was a big deal that opened doors of opportunity for her.’
Modeling jobs followed and magazine covers. In August 2011 she was named model of the year at the Urban Model Awards and she appeared as singing star Nicki Minaj’s stunt double in a video and as herself in a later Minaj video.
Source: Daily Mail