Blac Chyna vs The Kardashians Trial: Everything We Know So Far

12 May 2022, 16:10

Here's everything we know about the multimillion dollar lawsuit between Blac Chyna and The Kardashian family

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UPDATE: Blac Chyna has lost her lawsuit case against The Kardashians, after a jury found that nor Kim, Khloé, Kourtney, Kris, Kylie or Rob Kardashian defamed her or was the reason she lost her TV show Rob & Chyna.

Why is Blac Chyna suing the Kardashians?

Blac Chyna was reportedly suing The Kardashians for $108 million in damages as well as 'economic damages' for lost earnings and future earnings after alleging that famous family conspired to have her show canceled.

She also claims that Kim, Khloé, Kourtney, Kris, and Kylie utilised their fame to attempt to cancel her career and tarnish her reputation. In addition, she was suing Rob Kardashian for assault, battery, and harassment.

Here's everything we know so far about the Blac Chyna Vs. The Kardashians trial.

Blac Chyna attends the launch press event announcing Grammy-Winner Paula Abdul as celebrity judge for upcoming Uplive WorldStage Global Singing Competition held at W Hollywood on December 07, 2021 in Hollywood, California
Blac Chyna attends the launch press event announcing Grammy-Winner Paula Abdul as celebrity judge for upcoming Uplive WorldStage Global Singing Competition held at W Hollywood on December 07, 2021 in Hollywood, California. Picture: Getty
  1. May 4 - Blac Chyna's mother, Tokyo Toni, begs fans for $400k after Chyna loses defamation case

    Blac Chyna's mother Tokyo Toni begged fans to donate $400,000 so that her daughter can appeal the verdict in her defamation trial with the Kardashians.

    This came after a $108 million case loss against the Kardashians.

    Tokyo Toni launches a GoFundMe to raise money for Blac Chyna's appeal
    Tokyo Toni launches a GoFundMe to raise money for Blac Chyna's appeal. Picture: Instagram

    After Chyna vowed to appeal, her mother launched a GoFundMe to raise money for the appeal.

    Tokyo, 50, was banned from the courtroom during her daughter's legal battle after a scathing social media rant about the defendants.

    During the jury selection process, Tokyo Toni went live on Instagram and went on too rant, where she said the Kardashians 'look like they dead' in the flesh.

  2. May 3 - Blac Chyna loses her lawsuit, threatens to appeal

    Blac Chyna attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California
    Blac Chyna attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. Picture: Getty

    The nine day trial has finally come to an end after a jury found The Kardashian family not guilty of convincing TV bosses and executives to cancel her TV show Rob & Chyna.

    The famous family were not justified in notifying the producers of the show that Chyna harmed their son and her boyfriend Rob, according to jurors.

    However, they determined that it had no significant impact on Chyna's contract or the show's cancellation, thus no damages were given. Rob & Chyna was terminated because the relationship ended, according to E! network executives.

    Chyna has since announced that she is looking to appeal the decision.

  3. April 29 - Pete Davidson makes an appearance on the final day of the trial

    Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian attend the 23rd Annual Mark Twain Prize For American Humor at The Kennedy Center on April 24, 2022 in Washington, DC
    Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian attend the 23rd Annual Mark Twain Prize For American Humor at The Kennedy Center on April 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. Picture: Getty

    Pete Davidson was in court on Thursday to support his girlfriend Kim Kardashian and her during the ongoing multi-million dollar trial against Blac Chyna. The family's lawyer labelled Blac Chyna, who accused the Kardashians of sabotaging her reality TV show, as a domestic abuser and a liar.

  4. April 29 - Blac Chyna is denied the change to re-enter her testimony

    Blac Chyna speaks during a pre-court hearing press conference at Los Angeles Superior Court on July 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California
    Blac Chyna speaks during a pre-court hearing press conference at Los Angeles Superior Court on July 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Picture: Getty

    Blac Chyna's plea to testify again in her lawsuit against the Kardashian-Jenner family was denied by the judge.

    After the family's lawyer, Michael Rhodes, showed her previous naked photographs in court while questioning about the revenge porn pics Rob Kardashian posted to social media, the model, 33, wanted to retake her testimony.

    From that point on, Chyna maintains, her testimony was derailed. The judge, however, refused to accept her request, and the case is currently in its final phases.

  5. April 27 - Rob Kardashian testifies Blac Chyna "tried to kill him"

    On Wednesday (Apr 27) Rob Kardashian took the stand in Los Angeles Superior Court for the ongoing trial between Blac Chyna and the Kardashian-Jenner family.

    The 35-year-old revealed that his relationship with Chyna was "toxic" and "wasn't real love" in an emotional testimony.

    Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian began dating in January 2016. The pair reportedly split in December 2016.
    Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian began dating in January 2016. The pair reportedly split in December 2016. Picture: Getty

    While speaking in court, Rob revealed he had met Chyna –– born Angela White –– through Instagram and mutual friends shortly after he graduated college.

    He admitted to the jury that "everything happened very quickly" after reaching out to Chyna. The pair share 5-year-old daughter Dream, who was born on 10 November 2016.

    When asked why he stayed in a relationship with Chyna after she disrespected his family "a hundred different ways" on numerous occasions, Rob explained he was at the "lowest point" in his life.

    "I was probably at the worst place in my entire life, at my weakest, lowest point"

    Rob continued: "She was the one person who brought me in at my lowest point. So I ignored her bad behavior towards my family," he said.

    "I was very vulnerable. I wasn't thinking about that stuff. My mind was just in a completely different place."

    "It wasn't real love," he continued, adding that he cared for her as they had a child together.

    "My child wasn't born out of spite."

    Rob added: "It wasn't a real type of love or we'd have been married. I didn't want to be married to someone like that. It was a toxic relationship and nothing I'd want my daughter to see, or how I was raised or how my father raised me. It was a toxic relationship from day one," he added.

    Rob also recalled an explosive fight between him and Chyna in December 2016, where Chyna allegedly tried to strangle him with an iPhone cord, hit him with a six-foot metal rod and pointed an unloaded gun at his head.

    "She landed several blows to my body, face, and back with a six-foot metal rod. I'm not gonna fight a woman or hit her back. I'm gonna take those blows," he said.

    "You don't put a gun to your fiancé's head," he continued. "It got very scary when a gun was put to my head. I tried to make it work as long as I could for the sake of our daughter."

    Rob also alleged Chyna was doing drugs and drinking alcohol onl the night of the explosive fight, telling the court, "She tried to kill me."

  6. April 25 - Kylie Jenner takes the stand

    Kylie Jenner attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City
    Kylie Jenner attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. Picture: Getty

    Kylie Jenner took to the stand for the first time in the Blac Chyna Vs. The Kardashians trial, claiming that Chyna tried to kill Rob, as well as sending her threatening text messages during her three-year relationship with Tyga.

    She explains "He used the words ‘She was trying to kill me'. I assumed that was a death struggle … I remember him being very upset and kind of explaining what happened".

    Tyga and Kylie Jenner attend Olivier Rousteing & Beats Celebrate In Los Angeles at Private Residence on October 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California
    Tyga and Kylie Jenner attend Olivier Rousteing & Beats Celebrate In Los Angeles at Private Residence on October 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Picture: Getty

    She's told the judge 'Rob was playing video games when Chyna went behind him and placed an iPhone cord around his neck'. She also added that Chyna "sent [her] me a bunch of devil emojis and said, ‘counting down the days’ to beat me".

    Revealing that she didn't believe in Rob and Chyna's engagement, the lip kit mogul told the court 'she didn't think Chyna was ever in love with Rob because of all the physical threats that ensued during their relationship'.

    "I just don’t know how you could love someone and do that to them, so I thought it was fake".

  7. April 22 - Kris Jenner speaks about Chyna and Rob's relationship

    Speaking about Chyna's relationship with her son Rob, Kris Jenner went onto say in court:

    "It happened so fast, and we didn’t know where their [Rob and Chyna’s] relationship was going to go. It wasn’t that I was not concerned. They had a rocky relationship from the start … but I love second chances and I wanted them to win".

  8. April 22 - Kris Jenner slammed for calling Blac Chyna "ghetto"

    Kris Jenner attends the amfAR Cannes Gala 2019 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 23, 2019 in Cap d'Antibes, France
    Kris Jenner attends the amfAR Cannes Gala 2019 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 23, 2019 in Cap d'Antibes, France. Picture: Getty

    On Friday 22nd April, fans blast Kris Jenner, labelling her as 'racist' for allegedly calling Blac Chyna "ghetto" and "stupid" in leaked text messages.

    In court, Chyna's attorney claimed that "Kris Jenner messaged E! Network executives and producers following a December 2016 argument between Chyna and Rob Kardashian, saying that they should 'ditch the b*tch'".

    Blac Chyna attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California
    Blac Chyna attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. Picture: Getty

    After the alleged texts surfaced on Twitter, fans and followers couldn't help but share their thoughts on the situation, with one user saying:

    "I can’t believe Kris Jenner even fixed her mouth to call Blac Chyna ghetto, one daughter had a baby by one man while married to another, one married a crack head, and two just keep having babies out of wedlock, it’s been 10 plus years and we still don’t even know who Khloe dad is".

  9. April 21 - Kris Jenner claims Blac Chyna threatened to 'kill 'Kylie Jenner

    Kris Jenner arrives at the Los Angeles Ballet Gala 2020 at The Broad Stage on February 28, 2020 in Santa Monica, California
    Kris Jenner arrives at the Los Angeles Ballet Gala 2020 at The Broad Stage on February 28, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. Picture: Getty

    On April 21, Kris Jenner claimed in court that she was made aware of the several death threats Chyna made against her youngest daughter Kylie after she started dating Chyna's ex-boyfriend Tyga. The two date from 2014 to 2017.

    "Of course, it was alarming, but we just kept it in the family" Kris testified in court. "They lived across the street and she [Chyna] had a young child. I think we were more concerned about the Tyga situation".

    Tyga and Kylie Jenner attend the Alexander Wang Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Pier 94 on September 12, 2015 in New York City
    Tyga and Kylie Jenner attend the Alexander Wang Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Pier 94 on September 12, 2015 in New York City. Picture: Getty

    Tyga allegedly informed Kris on several occasions that Chyna tried to physically attack him with a knife. "I didn’t have much of a reaction,” Kris said. "There was just a lot of drama … and I’m used to that in my family".

    Tyga and Kylie Jenner attend the Front Row for the Philipp Plein Fall/Winter 2017/2018 Women's And Men's Fashion Show at The New York Public Library on February 13, 2017 in New York City
    Tyga and Kylie Jenner attend the Front Row for the Philipp Plein Fall/Winter 2017/2018 Women's And Men's Fashion Show at The New York Public Library on February 13, 2017 in New York City. Picture: Getty
  10. April 21 - Blac Chyna dismiss claims she held a gun to Rob Kardashian's head

    Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna arrive at her Blac Chyna Birthday Celebration And Unveiling Of Her "Chymoji" Emoji Collection at the Hard Rock Cafe on May 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California
    Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna arrive at her Blac Chyna Birthday Celebration And Unveiling Of Her "Chymoji" Emoji Collection at the Hard Rock Cafe on May 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Picture: Getty

    In the first hearing on April 21, it was alleged that during a violent dispute, Chyna put a gun to Rob Kardashian's head and strangled him with a phone line, just before they broke up in 2017.

    "I did not point it at him. I was joking ... I would never shoot Rob" she stated in court shortly adding, "I put the chord around his neck, but he was playing video games and I was just trying to get his attention".

    Chyna admitted to shattering a TV and a gingerbread house, as well as damaging the bedroom door, because she was enraged with him for snatching her phone and putting himself in a closet to check her text 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".

  11. April 20 - Blac Chyna's mother banned from Kardashians trial after foul-mouthed rant

    Tokyo Toni speaking about the Kardashians on her IG live
    Tokyo Toni speaking about the Kardashians on her IG live. Picture: Instagram

    Tokyo Toni, Blac Chyna's mother, was reportedly thrown out of the Chyna vs. Kardashian courtroom after viciously attacking the Kardashians on Instagram live after sitting next to them in a Los Angeles courtroom for the hearing.

    Tokyo can be seen rolling a marijuana and yelling at the camera during the Instagram live, saying:

    "Kris had on a f***ing crusty a** tan suit with one button. They look scary in real life" she told her live viewers. She then proceeded to mock Khloe by adding "Did you have some Xanax before you got there b****? Stand the f*** up and back".

    "You're nobody, you're the snitch in the building, you get to the back h*e, like that" she continued making reference to Kris Jenner.

    Michael Rhodes, the Kardashians' family lawyer, sought that she be barred from the courtroom for making "veiled bodily threats" against the family.

    "She cannot be in this courtroom if this is how she is going to conduct herself" he added. "A trial like this is hard - it's a lot harder if I have to worry about my clients' safety".

  12. May 12 - Blac Chyna files legal documents accusing the judge of being 'bias'

    Blac Chyna attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California
    Blac Chyna attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Picture: Getty

    Blac Chyna claims the judge in her $108 million lawsuit against the Kardashians is biassed against her. According to People Magazine, shehas filed a peremptory challenge against Judge Gregor Alarcon of the Superior Court of Los Angeles.

    In Chyna's lawsuit, a jury of seven women and five men found in favour of the Kardashians on May 2. As a result, Chyna received no compensation in the case.

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