Blac Chyna is suing the Kardashian-Jenners for $40 million in lost earnings and more than $60 million in future earnings. She claimed that they used their power to cancel the second season of her reality show with Rob. Blac Chyna’s lawyer recently accused the Kardashian-Jenners of “gaslighting” during closing arguments.
According to Page Six, as each juror took the stand over the previous week and a half, Blac Chyna’s lawyer accused the Kardashian-Jenner family of “gaslighting” them. Lynne Ciani asked jurors to “use their common sense” and understand that Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Khloé Kardashian were “gaslighting” when they testified about the alleged details of Chyna’s ex Rob Kardashian’s December 2016 attack.
Gaslighting is a psychological manipulation technique that causes people to doubt their own sanity. She claimed that while Rob and Chyna did fight, it was not a “murderous attack,” as Kris claimed earlier this week. Rob testified that he had no bruises on his body and that his assertions that his life was threatened were untrue, according to Ciani.
“Let’s forget that this is a famous family. For a person to claim that his fiancée struck him with a metal pole … but there were no marks in his body … no phone calls to police, not even a band-aid … that person is not credible.”
Kris’ messages to the “Rob & Chyna” showrunner, according to evidence shown during the trial, defamed Ciani’s client. Ciani also cited an email Kylie sent to executives, in which she stated that she was so concerned about Rob’s safety that she was willing to create her own show to fill the void left by “Rob & Chyna.” She said it proved Kylie not only defamed Chyna but also had an impact on her contract. “There is no reason that she should not still be on TV except for what this family did to her,” Ciani added.
Meanwhile, in his closing remarks, Kardashian-Jenner lawyer Michael Rhodes claimed that it was Chyna who harmed her own reputation and that his clients really tried to preserve the show by offering her to film episodes of ‘KUWTK’ while the feuding couple worked on their relationship.
Walter Mosley, Chyna’s former attorney, also testified that he emailed network executives on whether they opted to pick up the option for Season 2 until July 31, 2017, according to Rhodes. Mosley billed the network for a $100,000 “kill fee” the next day, which was agreed upon in Chyna’s modified contract if the network declined the option. The essence of the issue, according to Rhodes, is that Chyna believed the “Rob & Chyna” show was entirely about her.
“It was about both of them … and it was a bad relationship. It’s not necessarily Mr. Kardashian’s fault or Ms. White’s [Chyna]. For some reason, they didn’t work … and there was a point where it became grim, dark and heavy.”
All of the network and production executives who testified during the trial said they were not interested in continuing with the show because it became a very toxic relationship that no longer fit the network’s vision, which favored escapist and aspirational relationships like those featured in “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
Earlier this week, the famous family filed a motion to dismiss the case. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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