Blac Chyna loses $108 million defamation case against Kardashians | Ents & Arts News


Reality star Blac Chyna has lost the $108 million (£77 million) lawsuit she brought against the Kardashians – with the judge awarding her zero in damages.

The 33 year-old model had accused Kim Kardashian, her sisters Khloe and Kylie Jenner and their mother, Kris Jenner, of making statements that ruined or defamed her reputation and of plotting to ensure her TV show Rob and Chyna was axed.

Blac Chyna used to be engaged to Kardashian brother Rob – and had sued the family for around £77 million over lost earnings.

But on Monday, Los Angeles Superior Court ruled against her.

(L-R) Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and Kris Jenner are the defendants in the case
(L-R) A court sketch drawing of defendants Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and Kris Jenner

Chyna’s lawsuit alleges the women falsely told television producers and executives Chyna had violently attacked her then-fiancé Rob in December 2016 in an attempt to get her reality show cancelled.

Chyna’s lawyer Lynne Ciani said no testimony, photos and video from the time showed any significant injuries to Rob Kardashian.

“He didn’t have a mark on him,” she told the court. “There was no call to the police, no trip to the hospital, not even a Band-Aid.”

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna seen at LAX airport in Los Angeles, California on March 14, 2016. Credit: John Misa/MediaPunch/IPX
Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna in happier times

However, the Kardashians’ attorney Michael Rhodes had argued the women had every reason to believe the accounts of the attack from Rob Kardashian and from Kris Jenner’s long-time boyfriend Corey Gamble, who said he had broken up the dispute and was a key defence witness.

“Do you remember how Rob looked on the stand yesterday? His pain was real,” Mr Rhodes said. “This is a real family. Yeah, they’re famous, but they’re real people. He got really badly hurt here.”

At one point during proceedings, Kris Jenner, the siblings’ mother, told the court Chyna – whose legal name is Angela White – had once put a gun to Rob’s head during a “traumatising” argument.

The civil panel in court which had been deliberating since Thursday, returned verdicts in favour of Kim Kardashian, her mother Kris Jenner, and her sisters Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner.

In this courtroom artist sketch, former reality television star Blac Chyna sits in court in Los Angeles
Blac Chyna sits in court in Los Angeles

After the verdict, lawyers for the Kardashian and Jenner family “expressed appreciation” for the jury and said they were “thankful for the steady hand” of Judge Gregory Alarcon.

“The jury sent a clear message to Ms White and her lawyer – I hope they are listening,” the attorneys said in a statement. “Justice has prevailed.”

A representative for Chyna declined to comment. Her lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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