Entertainment Celebrity Blac Chyna loses $108 million defamation suit against the Kardashians

Blac Chyna loses $108 million defamation suit against the Kardashians

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Television star Blac Chyna has lost the $108 million lawsuit she brought against the Kardashians. The model will go home with empty pockets as the judge declared that there would be no damages awarded whatsoever.

Chyna, 33, accused Kim Kardashian, her sisters Khloe and Kylie Jenner as well as their mother Kris Jenner for making defamatory statements against her that ruined her reputation and scheming to ensure her television show Rob and Chyna got canned.

She was formerly engaged to Rob Kardashian and had sued the family for loss of earnings. In her lawsuit she claims that the women had falsely told television producers and executives that she had violently attacked her then fiancé in December 2016 in an attempt to get her reality show cancelled.

The jurors who deliberated for 10 hours said that while the Kardashians-Jenners had often acted in bad faith and were not justified in their abuse claims, their behaviour was deemed to have had no substantial effect on the fate of the spinoff show.

Chyna’s lawyer Lynne Ciani said, “ Two things. Number one, the jury found that Chyna had not physically abused Rob Kardashian. Number two, the jury found that all four defendants intentionally interfered with [Chyna’s] contracts with the E! Network. We will appeal the remainder of the verdict.”

Network executives from E! testified the Kardashians’ and Jenners’ actions were not the reason Rob & Chyna ended, in fact the show wasn’t ever officially renewed for a second season in the first place.

Earlier in the trial, Kris Jenner had testified, speaking about Blac Chyna’s alleged history of abuse. She said that Chyna had pulled a gun on her son as well as threatened her daughter Kylie Jenner and her daughter’s then boyfriend Tyga. Tyga also has a child with Chyna.

However Kris Jenner said that the family had no power to get her show cancelled.

After the verdict, lawyers for the Kardashian and Jenner family “expressed appreciation” for the jury.

They added they were “thankful for the steady hand” of Judge Gregory Alarcon.

Rob & Chyna aired from September through December of 2016.

 

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