Kim Kardashian scored a victory when a judge tossed Blac Chyna’s defamation claim against the American Armenian reality star and business mogul, which was one of the claims in her lawsuit, Variety reported.
Meanwhile, the jury is deliberating the remaining claims in the case where Chyna says the Kardashian-Jenner family ruined her reality TV career and cost her more than $100 million in damages and future earnings.
Chyna, a model and influencer who is Rob Kardashian’s ex-fiancé and the mother to his 5-year-old daughter, co-starred with Rob Kardashian in E!’s “Rob & Chyna,” a reality show that aired for one season in 2016. The show is at the center of her lawsuit, which alleges that the series was canceled after one season because the Kardashian family falsely told producers and network executives that Chyna violently attacked Rob Kardashian in December 2016. Chyna claims that Kris Jenner was the ringleader of this master plan in which the Kardashian family used their power to force E! to axe the series.
Over the past 10 days in trial, that volatile fight during which Chyna allegedly choked Rob Kardashian with a phone cord, held a gun up to his head and hit him with a metal pole, emerged as the incident that led E! to cancel “Rob & Chyna,” since the couple had broken up and the reality show was designed to follow their journey in love.
One week ago, amidst the ongoing trial, the Kardashian family filed to request that the judge dismiss Chyna’s claims.
While the judge threw out the defamation claim against Kim Kardashian—for which Chyna was asking for $40 million—the case for interference with a contract against the Skims founder still remains. The remainder of the case revolves around defamation and contract interference claims against Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, all of whom have testified over the past week.
The jury is currently deliberating on the case, and will return to court on Monday morning.
With Kim Kardashian’s defamation claim tossed, the jury will still need to determine whether Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner knowingly lied about Chyna abusing Rob Kardashian, as well as decide whether the four women illegally interfered with Chyna’s contract at E!
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