Having previously won a court ruling that he is entitled to a trial of his assault and battery allegations against his former fiancee Blac Chyna, Rob Kardashian is now facing a renewed challenge to his suit from onetime reality television co-star, who cites new evidence obtained in a separate proceeding.
Rob Kardashian sued Chyna in Los Angeles Superior Court in September 2017, alleging that she committed domestic violence against him on Dec. 14, 2016, at his sister Kylie Jenner’s Calabasas home. Rob Kardashian alleges Chyna hit him in the face, neck, arms and legs with a six-foot metal pole, ripped his shirt open and violently scratched him and tried to strangle him with an iPhone cord.
In a ruling last September, Judge Randolph M. Hammock denied Chyna’s initial motion to dismiss Rob Kardashian’s case. But now, armed with what her attorney, Lynne Ciani, states in her court papers are “bombshell admissions” by Rob Kardashian in Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services reports that Chyna never committed any domestic violence against him, the socialite and model is renewing her dismissal request.
Media reports surfaced in 2017 that the DCFS had taken steps to look into the well-being of the couple’s daughter, Dream Renee, who is now 4 years old. Attorneys for Chyna and Rob Kardashian said at the time they were unaware of any investigation.
The DCFS reports became available after the presiding judge of the Los Angeles Juvenile Court ruled they were relevant to Chyna’s defense in the Rob Kardashian suit, Ciani states in her court papers.
“Rob’s fatal, pre-lawsuit admissions in the DCFS reports that Chyna had never hit him and never committed domestic violence against him, combined with previously filed contemporaneous videotape evidence proving that Rob did not have a scratch on him … prove that no reasonable juror could find in Rob’s favor on his assault and battery claims,” Ciani states in her court papers.
The Juvenile Court judge ordered that the DCFS report excerpts be filed under seal, so Rob Kardashian’s alleged admissions are not public. However, Ciani’s court papers also cite Rob Kardashian’s deposition testimony as evidence in support of her client’s dismissal motion.
“Rob did not think Chyna was trying to kill him,” Ciani states in her court papers. “When asked about her alleged violent conduct … Rob testified, in part, `It’s just, when you’re drunk, people do dumb things.”’
Rob Kardashian testified Chyna got on top of him in bed and ripped his shirt, leaving him with scratches from her fingernails, according to Ciani’s court papers.
“However, Rob testified that he enjoyed the scratches (and that) being scratched by a female is probably one of the best things a man could ask for,” Ciani wrote in her court papers.
Rob Kardashian believed that Chyna thought it was `funny’ or `cool’ for her to rip his shirt in bed,” according to Ciani’s court papers.
“Rob also testified Chyna wrapped an iPhone cord around his neck, but only for a `few seconds,’ Ciani stated in her court papers. Chyna testified that she was joking with Rob and had no intention to harm him, according to Ciani’s court papers.
Rob Kardashian also testified that Chyna beat him in the face, neck and body with a six-food metal pole that caused “plenty of bruises,” according to Ciani’s court papers.
But a video that Rob Kardashian posted on Snapchat within a day or two of the alleged assault shows no marks, cuts or bruises on his face or neck from the iPhone cord or the pole, according to Ciani’s court papers.
Rob Kardashian also was cast in “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” soon after the alleged assault and the video shows him talking about Chyna to Kim Kardashian, Ciani’s court papers state. Rob Kardashian shows no signs of an alleged beating with a six-foot metal pole by Chyna and makes no mention by being attacked by her at all, Ciani’s court papers state.
Meanwhile, in the same video Kim Kardashian “looks at her phone, bored,” Ciani’s court papers state.
Other than Chyna’s admitted damage to a television set, she did not cause any physical destruction to Kylie Jenner’s home during the alleged attack on Rob Kardashian, who admitted that he and his former fiancee stayed together as a couple for a while after the incident, according to Ciani’s court papers.
Chyna’s renewed motion for dismissal of Rob Kardashian’s suit is scheduled July 23 before Judge Gregory Alarcon. Chyna also is awaiting trial of her own lawsuit against members of the Kardashian and Jenner families who she believes are responsbile for the cancellation of her former E! show, “Rob & Chyna.”
Chyna, 33, and Rob Kardashian, 34, began dating in January 2016 and their daughter was born that November. They broke up in the summer of 2017.
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