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Kris Jenner continued her dramatic second-day testimony Friday in Blac Chyna’s $100 million defamation lawsuit over what the ex-fiancée of Rob Kardashian believes was a coup by the Kardashian clan to cancel her actuality present, “Rob & Chyna.”
The present aired on E!, and Chyna, 33, filed go well with in 2017 after she stated the present was given the inexperienced mild for a Season 2 however was known as off after Rob, 35, and the previous unique dancer had a dust-up.
“They had an option that they didn’t exercise,” Jenner, carrying a pastel go well with, stated on the stand. “[Rob] never got a letter. There was nothing to cancel.”
Throughout her testimony Thursday, Kris was questioned at size concerning the violent altercation between Rob and Chyna that led to their breakup and a restraining order in opposition to Rob.
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“It was pretty short before they got engaged,” Jenner stated, describing their relationship as “tumultuous.”
She testified that she meant to intervene throughout an argument between Rob and Chyna. Chyna claimed she playfully wrapped an iPhone wire round Rob’s neck “not to strangle him” however to “get his attention” whereas he was taking part in video video games.
However Jenner’s boyfriend, Corey Gamble, advised he intervene as a substitute.
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“I said, ‘I’m going right over,’ and Corey said ‘No you’re not, I’m going over there,'” Jenner stated.
On Friday, Kris couldn’t maintain again her anguish at reliving the ordeal. She claimed she was informed Chyna put a gun to Rob’s head and “tried to murder my son” by strangulation with an iPhone wire.
Chyna’s lawyer, Lynne Ciani, requested Jenner why she didn’t name Chyna after talking with Kardashian concerning the exes’ battle Dec. 14, 2016.
“She [Chyna] tried to put a gun to his [Rob’s] head,” the momager, 66, stated on the stand, her voice cracking as she fought again tears. “My daughter Kim, 60 days prior, was duct-taped, put in a tub, robbed at gunpoint in Paris. I was traumatized by this. My daughter was almost killed.”
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“Chyna said it was a joke … the gun pulled on my son’s head was a joke. … I was traumatized … and it’s not a joke,” Jenner continued, her consideration mounted on her former future daughter-in-law.
“I’m a mom, and my responsibility is to take care of everyone. We didn’t put Chyna on the show — put her in a home with all these beautiful decorations — so we can take it away. Why would we do that?” Jenner questioned. “This is now blowing up, and I was so hopeful that this was going to be OK. So to answer your question, that’s why I didn’t call Chyna.”
Kris additionally spoke of the notion that each Rob and Chyna had been intoxicated and that Chyna had been “drinking for three days” within the lead-up to the dust-up.
“It’s an ongoing theme in their relationship — the drinking, the drugs,” Kris stated.
Folks current in courtroom additionally appeared to get a kick out of an change between Ciani and Kris when the lawyer requested Kris a couple of textual content message she had despatched to a “Rob & Chyna” showrunner that stated, “She [Chyna] beat the s— out of Rob’s face.”
Jenner stated she was nonetheless upset concerning the battle when she despatched the textual content.
“I think I meant to say she beat the s— out of his face. … It’s like you’re at an awards show, and you get slapped. … It’s, ‘Oh, s—! You got the s— slapped out of you.’ It’s a figure of speech,” Kris defined with a reference to Will Smith smacking Chris Rock on the 2022 Academy Awards. “I [hadn’t] seen him [Rob] yet.”
Jurors laughed on the Oscars reference, which additionally drew laughs from Kim and Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner.
Requested a couple of subsequent textual content to the showrunner that stated, “We need to ditch this bitch” in reference to Chyna, Kris claimed she was emotional.
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“I was very angry, very upset, very disappointed. I felt so sad. It was not my proudest moment, but it was how I felt at the time,” she defined.
Elsewhere throughout Kris’ testimony, Ciani requested a couple of Jan. 11, 2017, letter Rob purportedly wrote to her and his sisters pleading together with his mom to not cancel Season 2.
“The only things he has written to me are Mother’s Day cards,” Kris stated. “I don’t believe those are Rob’s words. I think someone wrote it for him.”
She maintained that she believed “Rob allowed that email to be sent.”
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Kris added that she didn’t know what mind set Rob was in when he despatched the letter to her.
“One day, he was OK. The next day, he was a mess again. It was really hard to figure out.”
Friday additionally noticed testimony from Jeff Jenkins, a former govt producer for “Rob & Chyna,” who had a hand in launching the long-running “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” collection produced by Bunim Murray. He had been with the manufacturing firm from 1998 to about 2018 and left to type his personal manufacturing arm.
Kardashian lawyer Michael G. Rhodes known as Jenkins, who appeared nearly from his house in San Pedro, California. Jenkins testified that upon assembly Chyna and Rob for the primary time, the 2 had been “charming.” Jenkins thought Chyna was “witty.”
However Jenkins stated that was the “last time” he ever noticed the couple completely satisfied once more. He additional relayed that Chyna by no means wished to attempt to work issues out with Rob.
Jenkins stated he visited Chyna at her house and pleaded along with her to make it work with Rob for the sake of the present. He testified that he even twisted his personal therapist’s arm – figuratively – to have him make a home name to Chyna and Rob on an emergency foundation. However Chyna wasn’t going for it.
Jenkins informed Rhodes Chyna’s response to the suggestion of couple’s remedy or a retreat of some type with Rob was, “F— no. F— Rob.”
At that time, Jenkins stated he knew “Rob and Chyna” could be kaput however defined that even with the present on life assist, he nonetheless tried to assist Chyna land her personal actuality present as a result of he felt she nonetheless had a life that was price documenting.
He stated when he witnessed Chyna recording music in her house, he felt she had potential to make one thing of herself as a actuality star. After filming some content material clips, he tried to current a brand new present to networks like MTV, VH-1, OWN, Netflix, Lifetime and Reelz.
Not one of the networks had been .
Friday’s courtroom proceedings ended a lot sooner than anticipated after Chyna’s lawyer known as for a sidebar assembly with Rhodes and Choose Gregory W. Alarcon in his chambers.
The trial is about to renew Monday at midday ET.