A judge ruled Friday that the mother of Rob Kardashian’s toddler-aged daughter must submit to additional deposition questions from the Kardashian family lawyers on Feb. 4 in her lawsuit regarding the cancellation of the second season of the former couple’s reality show, “Rob & Chyna.”
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Randolph Hammock also gave the Kardashian lawyers more time to file their planned motion to dismiss the case and rescheduled the hearing on the dismissal from April 16 to April 30.
In December, Hammock appointed a referee, former Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Connor, to make sure Blac Chyna’s deposition — then scheduled for Jan. 17 — went smoothly. Hammock previously ordered that the Kardashians pay for the referee’s appearance.
However, Chyna’s attorney, Lynne Ciani, filed a motion on Jan. 6 to remove Connor, forcing cancellation of the Jan. 17 deposition date. The two sides have now agreed to have retired Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Benny Osorio be the referee.
Chyna’s real name is Angela White. Her claims against Rob Kardashian, as well as Kim and Khloe Kardashian and Kris and Kylie Jenner, include defamation and interference with prospective economic advantage. Chyna alleges the four women falsely claimed she physically abused Rob Kardashian during their romantic relationship.
In her lawsuit, Chyna alleges she suffered significant damages and that the scandal caused her reality show with her ex-fiance to be canceled by E! She alleges that the network would have granted a second season of the show but for false statements made against her, including alleged comments by the four female defendants to E! representatives in late 2016 and early 2017 that Chyna physically abused Rob Kardashian.
Chyna’s deposition was originally scheduled for Sept. 20, but an hour before it was to start, her lawyer told the Kardashian-Jenner lawyers that Chyna was ill and could not appear, according to the Kardashian-Jenner attorneys’ court papers.
Two days later, tabloids published photographs of a man licking Chyna’s toes during dinner, the Kardashian-Jenner attorneys’ court papers stated.
When the deposition began Sept. 24, Chyna arrived 90 minutes late and refused to answer 34 questions at the direction of her lawyer, the Kardashian-Jenner court papers allege.
Chyna, 31, and Rob Kardashian, 32, began dating in January 2016 and had a daughter, Dream, that November. They broke up in the summer of 2017 and she sued Kardashian, his mother and three of his sisters in October of that year.
In July 2017, he used social media to post pictures of Chyna’s naked breasts, backside and genitals. He also accused her of sleeping with another man in “the same bed Chyna and I made our baby in.” He later took down some of the photos.