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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 mentioned the present was given the inexperienced gentle for a Season 2 however was referred to as off after Rob, 35, and the previous unique dancer had a dust-up.
“They had an option that they didn’t exercise,” Jenner, sporting a pastel go well with, mentioned on the stand. “[Rob] never got a letter. There was nothing to cancel.”
During her testimony Thursday, Kris was questioned at size in regards to the violent altercation between Rob and Chyna that led to their breakup and a restraining order in opposition to Rob.
“It was pretty short before they got engaged,” Jenner mentioned, 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 twine round Rob’s neck “not to strangle him” however to “get his attention” whereas he was taking part in video video games.
But Jenner’s boyfriend, Corey Gamble, recommended he intervene as an alternative.
“I said, ‘I’m going right over,’ and Corey said ‘No you’re not, I’m going over there,'” Jenner mentioned.
On Friday, Kris couldn’t maintain again her anguish at reliving the ordeal. She claimed she was advised Chyna put a gun to Rob’s head and “tried to murder my son” by strangulation with an iPhone twine.
Chyna’s legal professional, Lynne Ciani, requested Jenner why she didn’t name Chyna after talking with Kardashian in regards to the exes’ struggle Dec. 14, 2016.
“She [Chyna] tried to put a gun to his [Rob’s] head,” the momager, 66, mentioned 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.”
“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 have 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 mentioned.
People current in court docket additionally appeared to get a kick out of an alternate between Ciani and Kris when the legal professional requested Kris a few textual content message she had despatched to a “Rob & Chyna” showrunner that mentioned, “She [Chyna] beat the s— out of Rob’s face.”
Jenner mentioned she was nonetheless upset in regards to the struggle 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.
Asked a few subsequent textual content to the showrunner that mentioned, “We need to ditch this bitch” in reference to Chyna, Kris claimed she was emotional.
“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 few 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 mentioned. “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.”
Kris added that she didn’t know what state of mind 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” sequence produced by Bunim Murray. He had been with the manufacturing firm from 1998 to about 2018 and left to kind his personal manufacturing arm.
Kardashian legal professional Michael G. Rhodes referred to as Jenkins, who appeared nearly from his residence in San Pedro, California. Jenkins testified that upon assembly Chyna and Rob for the primary time, the 2 have been “charming.” Jenkins thought Chyna was “witty.”
But Jenkins mentioned that was the “last time” he ever noticed the couple comfortable once more. He additional relayed that Chyna by no means needed to attempt to work issues out with Rob.
Jenkins mentioned he visited Chyna at her residence 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. But Chyna wasn’t going for it.
Jenkins advised Rhodes Chyna’s response to the suggestion of couple’s remedy or a retreat of some sort with Rob was, “F— no. F— Rob.”
At that time, Jenkins mentioned 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 mentioned when he witnessed Chyna recording music in her residence, 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.
None of the networks have been .
Friday’s court docket proceedings ended a lot sooner than anticipated after Chyna’s legal professional referred to as for a sidebar assembly with Rhodes and Judge Gregory W. Alarcon in his chambers.
The trial is about to renew Monday at midday ET.