- Blac Chyna testified she was ‘just being silly’ when she choked Rob Kardashian with an iPhone cord and pointed a gun at him.
- Kris Jenner made up violent incidents to get “Rob & Chyna” cancelled, Chyna’s lawyer alleges.
- The stripper-turned model seeks $100 million in damages from the Kardashian-Jenners.
Blac Chyna wants to be perfectly clear about that time when she wrapped an iPhone cord around fiancee Rob Kardashian’s neck.
They were “just being silly” while celebrating the greenlighting of Season 2 of “Rob & Chyna,” she told a Los Angeles jury on Wednesday, recounting the caught-on-Snapchat incident from 2017.
And as for that other moment of togetherness, on FaceTime, when she pointed Kardashian’s gun at him and said, “If he ever leaves me, I’ll get him?”
“We were being silly,” she explained again to jurors. “He thought it was funny,” she said of Rob Kardashian.
The exotic dancer-turned-model took the stand as the first witness in her lawsuit against the Kardashian family, and even on direct examination, she spent much of her time playing defense.
Chyna, whose legal name is Angela White, is seeking $100 million in damages from the Kardashian-Jenners. She claims they unfairly trash talked her to E! Network executives five years ago, after she and Rob Kardashian split. The family’s campaign of lies got her “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” spinoff series cancelled, she alleges.
Much of Wednesday was spent debunking that supposed trash talk, including that Chyna was physically abusive to her fiance.
Rob Kardashian was “so sweet,” she told jurors, who she faced dressed in black business attire in a downtown LA courtroom.
“He loved Kingy,” she said of his warm connection to her son by rapper Tyga. “They were so funny together” as the relationship progressed, she said.
Family matriarch Kris Jenner was instrumental in putting together the “Rob & Chyna” deal with E! executives, Chyna said.
Jenner even negotiating an $11,700 per-appearance fee for King, and a $5,850 per-appearance fee for Dream, Rob Kardashian and Blac China’s own child together, and whose birth via C-section had, naturally, been televised.
Chyna said she would confide with Jenner about Rob Kardashian’s
and jealousy, and about how “he would take my phone” and ask about old messages from male friends.
A year later, in 2017 after the couple split, Jenner was so intent on sinking “Rob & Chyna,” that she messaged E! Network executives and producers urging they “ditch the bitch,” lawyer Lynne Ciani had told jurors in openings on Tuesday.
“Kris Jenner set out to have ‘Rob & Chyna’ canceled,” Ciani said. “And she brought in her three daughters to help accomplish that.”
The Kardashian family’s lawyer countered that since splitting with Rob Kardashian, Chyna has continued to clutch desperately at the family’s money and spotlight.
“The evidence is going to show you that Miss White would say or do anything to be part of this family,” the lawyer, Michael G. Rhodes, said in openings.
But the real reason “Rob & Chyna” was canceled by the E! Network was that the couple had split up, he told jurors.
“There is no ‘Rob & Chyna’ show if there is no Rob and Chyna,” he said.
Meanwhile, Chyna’s mother, who calls herself “Tokyo Toni,” has launched on Instagram what amounts to her own spin-off courtroom reality show.
Toni has so far been banned from the courtroom for a Monday post “threatening” Kris Jenner and investigated by the FBI after saying “I’m gonna get that judge” in a livestream on Tuesday, according to PageSix.
Toni defended the remark as “comedy.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.