A judge Thursday told attorneys for the mother of Rob Kardashian’s toddler-aged daughter and members of the Kardashian and Jenner families to try to resolve on their own a dispute over access to the woman’s business documents and whether they support her claims she lost money after the cancellation of the former couple’s reality show, “Rob & Chyna.”
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Randolph Hammock did not rule on three motions by the Kardashian-Jenner attorneys to compel Blac Chyna to produce the documents. He instead delayed the hearing until Jan. 28, when other issues in Chyna’s case are also scheduled to be addressed. The judge said he will issue an order at that time if the parties are still at an impasse.
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.
In their court papers in support of the three motions, the Kardashian-Jenner lawyers say the documents will show whether Chyna has lost any money in appearances and endorsements since the show’s cancellation. They are seeking the company records from the years 2014-19.
“Plaintiff has claimed that the alleged conduct of defendants has destroyed the entire trajectory of her career as a businesswoman, entertainer and television personality and that she and her closely held entities — Blac Chyna Inc., 88 Fin Inc. and Lashed LLC have been financially devastated as a result,” the Kardashian-Jenner lawyers state in their court papers. “Naturally, defendants seek evidence to substantiate (or, more likely, refute) these extremely broad damages claims.”
The defense lawyers further state in their court papers that it is “beyond the pale for a plaintiff seeking a multi-million-dollar award of damages to block discovery into financial records at every turn, yet this is exactly what (Chyna) has done throughout this action.”
Chyna’s lawyer, Lynne Ciani, told the judge that she has been trying to get the documents sought by the defense from an accountant in Michigan. In her court papers regarding the 88 Fin Inc. documents, Ciani stated that Chyna “has produced documents relating to her damages case and has agreed to produce additional documents as well.”
In her court papers, Ciani called the 88 Fin Inc. motion “unnecessary and a waste of the court’s resources.”
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.
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