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.
The bombshell claim was made by the Kardashian family’s lawyer, Michael Rhodes who told the jury that there will be evidence during the trial that the friend ‘saw Miss White (Chyna) 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.’
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
In the defamation part of Chyna’s lawsuit, Rhodes, told the jury that the Kardashians ‘did not defame the plaintiff.’
The attorney said that during the December 14 attack that Chyna denies, ‘there is no doubt that she got physical with Mr. (Rob) Kardashian’ and 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.
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
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 part 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.
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 club she was working at 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 the Kardashian’s lawyer Michael 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 as Angela White, 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 and 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 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.
Chyna accuses the Kardashians of plotting to cancel her hit reality show Rob and Chyna
Kim, Kylie Jenner, Khloe and their mother, family matriarch Kris Jenner, are all named as defendants in the case
In September 2011, she appeared in a video with Tyga – and subsequently fell in love with the rap star, having a baby boy, King Cairo, now aged nine.
Chyna’s mother, Tokyo Toni, was ordered to stay away from her daughter’s courtroom battle after making ‘veiled physical threats’ at the Kardashian family in an online attack Monday.
Chyna’s mother Toni, whose real name is Shalana Hunter, made a slew of disparaging remarks about the Kardashian family on an Instagram Live that she posted Monday, after sitting just a few feet from the billionaire family in a Los Angeles courtroom, their attorney claimed in court today.
Michael Rhodes, who is representing the Kardashians at the trial brought about by Chyna’s $108 million lawsuit against them, called for her mother to be banned from the courtroom.
Hunter was sitting directly behind Kim and Khloe Kardashian, their sister Kylie Jenner and their mother Kris Jenner yesterday Rhodes told the court, and later she posted a ‘rant’ online in which she made ‘veiled physical threats against my clients.
‘She cannot be in this courtroom if this is how she is going to conduct herself.
‘Miss Jenner was physically worried this morning about her safety.
‘A trial like this is hard – it’s a lot harder if I have to worry about my clients’ safety.’
In response, Chyna’s attorney, Lynne Ciani, told the court, ‘I have told my client that if she cannot control her mother if she says something inappropriate, she cannot come into the courtroom.’
Chyna’s mother did not show up at court on Tuesday.
In the video, Toni appears to be rolling what looks like a joint as she said the family ‘looked dead’ and compared Kris Jenner to a character from the horror movie Saw.
‘Kris had on a f***ing crusty a** tan suit with one button,’ Toni said as she began tearing the family’s appearance apart, adding that she thought they looked ‘homeless.’
‘They look scary in real life,’ she said in another part of the video, saying they had ‘dips’ in their faces.
She then mocked Khloe for nodding in court, saying to the camera: ‘Did you have some Xanax before you got there b****?’
Toni seemingly make threats in the video when discussing who is allowed to sit next to her in court, saying ‘stand the f*** up and back.’
Toni – real name Shalana Hunter – made a slew of disparaging remarks about the Kardashian family on an Instagram Live
Toni – real name Shalana Hunter – had been present at the Los Angeles court on Monday, but has now been told to stay away from proceedings
On Monday, A potential juror in Chyna’s lawsuit against the Kardashians asked to be excused because he ‘can’t be neutral’ as he has watched Kim’s sex tape and ‘would be replaying it in his head’ during the proceedings.
Judge Gregory W. Alarcon brought in prospective jurors during jury selection on Monday.
During the afternoon session, Judge Alarcon empaneled jurors and asked their names, marital status, and occupation before attorneys for both sides grilled jurors on whether they felt they could render a fair and impartial decision in the case.
‘I have never watched the Kardashian show but I have watched the Kardashian sex tape and I don’t think I could be neutral in this case,’ a middle-aged man said, causing laughter to break out in the courtroom.
After a break, the same prospective juror volunteered: ‘I’m going to be playing that sex tape in my head and possibly not listening too closely…’
‘I think we got the point,’ Judge Alarcon said, cutting off the juror’s detailed account.