Kim Kardashian won today in a lawsuit Blac Chyna brought against her and her family when a judge dropped a defamation charge against her.
The Kardashians’ lawyer, Michael Rhodes, filed a ‘direct judgment’ asking Judge Gregory Alarcon to remove Kim from the defamation charges Chyna brought against four family members.
Chyna is suing Kris Jenner, Kim and Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner for defamation and contract interference, alleging that they sought to get her to “Rob & Chyna” spinoff of “Keeping Up With the” Kardashians”, canceled before the second season.
During the trial, members of the Kardashian and Jenner clan testified that Chyna abused Rob Kardashian during the couple’s tumultuous relationship. Among those allegations is that Chyna pulled a gun on Rob and beat her with a pole.
On Friday, Rhodes argued that there was no comment from Kim in emails sent to her family or E! the executives spoke badly.
And the judge agreed, saying in his written ruling that a handwritten summary of the matter given by Chyna’s attorney, Lynne Ciani, ‘cannot establish a defamation statement by Kim Kardashian.’
Blac Chyna appeared in good spirits as she left court in LA on Friday, although there was no verdict in her case against the Kardashians and a judge has filed a defamation lawsuit against her family.
Chyna can be seen smiling and waving to onlookers as she leaves court on Friday
Chyna is suing Kris Jenner, Kim and Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner for defamation and contract interference, alleging that they sought to get her to “Rob & Chyna” spinoff of “Keeping Up With the” Kardashians”, canceled before season two
Blac Chyna’s lawyer accused the Kardashians jurors of ‘triggering’ in their $108 million defamation trial (pictured leaving court yesterday)
On Friday, the judge ruled in his writing that a handwritten summary of the matter issued by Chyna’s attorney, Lynne Ciani, ‘failed to establish a defamatory statement by Kim. Kardashian.’
‘Therefore, a motion for direct judgment is made against Kim Kardashian on cause of defamation.’
The ruling read: ‘There is no evidence that defendant Kim Kardashian participated ‘partially responsible’ in publishing the alleged statements of the other defendants.
The jurors began deliberations at 4:30 p.m. in the tough trial that Chyna is seeking about $40 million in lost income and about $60 million in future earnings she alleges she died due to alleged defamation.
Courtroom reports indicate that before the deliberation began, there was a tense exchange between Chyna’s attorney and Judge Alarcon.
The exchange was so tense that the court reporter had to interrupt them and ask them not to talk to each other.
In her closing statement, the Kardashians’ lawyer, Rhodes, referred to Chyna and Rob’s ‘big fight’ day as she packed up and left their house with a baby girl dream.
Khloe, 37, (far left) and Kim Kardashian, 41 (second from left), and sister Kylie Jenner, 24, (second from right) with their mother, husband and wife Kris Jenner, 66 age, (far right) all have the names of the defendants in the case. They were taken to court on April 19
Judge Gregory W. Alarcon rejected a request from Chyna’s attorney to allow her to stand her ground after she became upset after being shown a nude photo during a cross-examination. Chyna was taken to court on April 19
Kim Kardashian, outlined in court last week, testified on Tuesday that she was uncomfortable filming Keep Up with the Kardashians scenes with Blac Chyna after she allegedly hit her brother, Rob , by a metal rod
In her testimony, Chyna denied that the couple had broken up at the time. But, Rhodes told jurors today, ‘She has to confirm the relationship is fine because she has to convince you that the network still wants her to screen.
‘This is not a relationship any network operator wants on TV.’
E! Network execs said while testifying that Rob and Chyna was supposed to be a light romantic comedy.
And the court was also told that a producer Rob and Chyna went to Chyna to tell her that if she wanted a second season of the show, she would have to mend her relationship with Rob. and offer advice that can help.
But her reaction to the offer, Rhodes said today, was, ‘F—— no, f – that. F___ Rob. I don’t do that.’
“Is this a relationship where you want to build your romantic comedy,” he asked. ‘Someone will say that to the father of her child… ..Can you put this on the air.
Asking the jury to ‘walk with me’ to his clients, he pointed to them and said, ‘This is the child’s grandmother, her aunts… ..’
Blac Chyna’s mother, Tokyo Toni, called the Kardashians a ‘violent’ family on Thursday as she stood outside the courthouse where her daughter’s defamation trial is underway.
The jury is still considering other charges brought by Chyna
Speaking of the ‘pain and anguish’ on Rob Kardashian’s face during yesterday’s testimony, Rhodes said, ‘It’s real. This is a real family. Yes, they are famous, but they are real people.
‘Just because Rob is a big guy, doesn’t mean he can’t be a victim. How would you feel if your child went through this? Rob’s photo. what does he look like? Is that a fake?
Speaking of the emails Kris, Khloe and Kylie sent complaining about Chyna after the big scandal, Rhodes asked the jury, ‘They couldn’t express their concerns in somewhat colorful language, they had to go to court. to defend yourself?’
Rhodes asked, ‘Did Chyna beat Rob? Yes she did. It’s the truth. It happened.’
And about Chyna’s denial that it happened, he said, ‘She’s trying to say, ‘My dog ate my homework, that this isn’t real, it’s fake. “
Rhodes says that several executives from E! and parent company NBCUniversal both confirmed that the selection for a second season of Rob and Chyna was never picked. “He never got a second season,” added.
He accused Chyna of ‘hiding money’ and failing to file taxes for three years.
‘You tricked the government – but we’ll give you millions – right?’ he asked for the jury, adding that though she had been ordered by the court to turn over her financial records. “It’s a cover-up,” he said.
In earlier testimony about a December 15, 2016 argument between Chyna and Rob, she was accused of smashing a TV, bedroom door, and a Christmas gingerbread house.
‘The gingerbread house is silly, on top, and beautiful,’ says Rhodes, as is the Kardashians. When she smashed it, she was venting her anger at everything she wouldn’t. ‘
He ended his closing agreement and told jurors, ‘It’s time for the family to start healing. All that means is that you make a judgment in favor of our defense. Otherwise, this will go on and on over and over again. ‘