Kardashians Attend Jury Selection for Blac Chyna Defamation Case

Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner. Kylie Jenner and Blac Chayna.
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Family first! The Kardashians presented a united front during the first day of jury selection. Blac Chyna’s defamation case against the group.

Kim Kardashian Khloé Kardashian sat beside mom Kris JennerSister Kylie JennerAt a Los Angeles courthouse, potential jurors were questioned before being appointed to the panel for Monday’s trial.

The former model, 33 years old, was also present at the hearing. Keeping up with the Kardashians stars got underway. Rob Kardashian, who split from Chyna in 2017, was not at Monday’s proceedings. Dream, Dream, 5-years-old, is shared by the ex-partners.

Chyna is seeking “millions in compensatory and punitive damages” from Kris, 66, Kim, 41, Khloé, 37, and Kylie, 24, for “defamation, intentional interference with contract and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage,” the rapper’s attorney, Lynne Ciani, told Us WeeklyIn a statement issued in October 2020.

The lawsuit, which was initially filed in 2017, is pegged to the women’s alleged interference with Chyna and Rob’s reality series, Rob & Chyna, which was put on hold in that year and never again.

“Chyna is beyond thrilled that she will have her day in court,” Ciani previously stated, claiming that her client’s career on reality TV was “permanently damaged” as a result of the Kardashian-Jenner family.

The Kardashians filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, but a judge denied the request in October 2020 based on “substantial evidence” submitted by Chyna of unaired footage she claimed was supposed to be used on season 2 of the show.

The “Cash Only” rapper doubled down on her claims against her ex-fiancé’s family earlier this month, tweeting about her plans to hold them responsible for the cancellation of Rob & Chyna.

“When they got my #1 hit show killed back in January 2017, that not only hurt me financially and emotionally, that hurt my beautiful KIDS,” she wrote via social media on April 2. “I’m taking them to court to stand up for my legal rights and to be an example to my kids that ‘what’s right is right, what’s wrong is wrong.’ And what they did was so wrong.”

Chyna noted that she is “so thankful that a jury will finally listen to what really happened behind closed doors — the lies that were told and the damage that was done.”

She concluded: “At the end of the trial, I’m going to be able to proudly tell King and Dream that I did everything I could to right the wrong that was done to me. And that, in life, it is my hope that they will be able to stand up for themselves when it matters too.”

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