Judge set to rule today on whether Blac Chyna can REDO her testimony after Kardashian lawyers showed her ‘revenge porn photos’ of herself in court and ‘derailed’ her cross-examination last week
- LA Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon will rule today whether Blac Chyna’s testimony will be stricken from the record and be allowed to testify again
- Chyna’s attorneys accused the defense of launching a ‘deliberate and unethical psychological attack’ on her client during cross-examination last week
- Kardashian lawyer Michael Rhodes presented Chyna with a copy of her restraining order against ex Rob Kardashian that included nude photos of herself
- Attorney Lynne Ciani told Judge Gregory Alarcon Friday that seeing the pictures ‘derailed’ Chyna’s testimony
- Both parties previously agreed that the photos, which ex Rob Kardashian is accused of sharing as ‘revenge porn’, would not be shown to the jury
- Chyna is suing the billionaire family for $108million, alleging that the Kardashians deliberately axed her and Rob’s reality TV show
The judge presiding over Blac Chyna’s $108million lawsuit against the Kardashians is expected to rule Monday on whether the reality TV star will get a do-over of testimony she gave after becoming ‘upset’ by seeing nude photos of herself in court.
Chyna’s attorney, Lynne Ciani, on Friday blasted the Kardashians’ lawyer, Michael Rhodes, for ‘a deliberate and unethical psychological attack’ on Chyna while she was in the witness box the previous day.
‘I’m trying to suggest corrective action so we don’t have to have a mistrial,’ Ciani told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon.
Attorneys for Blac Chyna (pictured in court sketch last Tuesday) have asked the judge to order her testimony last week to be stricken from the record and that she be allowed to take the witness stand again
Chyna allegedly became so ‘upset’ and rattled while taking the witness stand last week after lawyers for the Kardashian clan presented her with ‘revenge porn photos’ her ex Rob Kardashian (pictured together) shared online in 2017
During cross examination last Thursday Rhodes presented Chyna with a copy of the restraining order she filed in 2017 against her ex-fiancé, Rob Kardashian after he allegedly posted ‘revenge porn’ photos of her on social media.
Attached to the restraining order documents were copies of the offending nude pictures which both parties in the case had previously agreed by stipulation would not be shown to the jury.
Jurors did not see them, but Chyna did and allegedly became so ‘upset’ and rattled by the photos, according to Ciani.
Chyna was so distressed that when Rhodes grilled her later about the amount of damages she is seeking, she couldn’t name a dollar figure and only gave vague answers to other questions he asked about damages, her lawyer claimed.
Seeing the pictures ‘derailed’ Chyna’s testimony, Ciani told Judge Alarcon.
‘There was a stipulation that the photos would not be included which was violated intentionally,’ she added.
Ciani asked the judge to order Chyna’s previous testimony about damages to be stricken from the record and that she be allowed to take the witness stand again.
Judge Alarcon told her to submit a written brief he would rule on.
Rhodes denied any wrongdoing, telling the court: ‘The premise that I tricked the witness (Chyna) into seeing those photographs is absurd.’
According to her attorney, Chyna was so distressed by the photos that when she was grilled her later during cross-examination about the amount of damages she is seeking, she couldn’t name a dollar figure and only gave vague answers to other questions he asked about damages
Khloe, 37, (far left) and Kim Kardashian, 41 (second from left), and younger sister Kylie Jenner, 24, (second from right) with their mother, family matriarch Kris Jenner, 66, (far right) are all named defendants in the case and are expected to be in court as they were last week
Chyna, 33, is seeking $108million in damages, charging the Kardashians with defamation and ‘intentional interference with contracts’ that led her to lose money on TV, personal appearances and social media ‘influencing’
Monday marks the start of the the second week of the trial in Chyna’s lawsuit against the billionaire clan she accuses of deliberately having her TV show Rob and Chyna axed.
Kim, 41, and Khloe Kardashian, 37, and younger sister Kylie Jenner, 24, with their mother, family matriarch Kris Jenner, 66, are all named defendants in the case and are expected to be in court as they were last week.
Chyna, 33, is seeking $108million in damages, charging the Kardashians with defamation and ‘intentional interference with contract’ that led to the Keeping Up with the Kardashians spinoff being canceled.
She claims she the decision resulted in $44million in past lost revenues and $64million in future.
Kris Jenner would be an executive producer on the couple Rob & Chyna which premiered on the E! Network later in September of 2016.
Chyna told jurors that she recently had to sell her Lamborghini and Bentley, two of her six cars, weeks after tweeting that she had to make the difficult choice because of ‘morals, beliefs, being a single mother and no support’
Chyna accuses the Kardashians of plotting to cancel her hit reality show Rob and Chyna
Ciani, suggested on Friday that Jenner, as head of the Kardashian business empire, wielded enough power to persuade the E! network not to pick up Rob and Chyna for a second season.
But Jenner denied that, telling the court: ‘I do not have any influence over the E! network’.
Chyna admitted that she has earned more than $1million for each Fashion Nova, Kendra’s Boutique and OnlyFans post, some of them nude.
But when she was put on the spot last week by Rhodes, who pointed out the ‘$40,000 Hermes purse’ she wore to court, Chyna said she ‘could be doing better.’
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