LOS ANGELES – Many female members of the Kardashian/Jenner clan as well as Ryan Seacrest are listed as tentative witnesses in the upcoming trial of Blac Chyna’s lawsuit alleging the reality show family defendants’ false statements caused her to lose considerable money after the cancellation of the “Rob & Chyna” show after one season.
Chyna’s real name is Angela White and her Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit claims against Kris Jenner, Kim and Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are defamation and interference with prospective economic advantage. Chyna alleges the four women falsely claimed she physically abused her former fiance, Rob Kardashian, while they were a couple. Rob Kardashian recently dropped a separate lawsuit he filed against Chyna over the alleged beating.
The two Kardashian sisters, the two Jenners, Rob Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest and Chyna herself, are on the joint list of 24 tentative witnesses filed by the parties on Friday with Judge Gregory W. Alarcon. The list is not a final determination of who will testify in the trial, which is scheduled to start April 15.
In her suit brought in November 2017, Chyna maintains that E! would have gone forward with a second season of “Rob & Chyna” but for the allegedly false statements made against her by the Kardashian and Jenner women to the network representatives in late 2016 and early 2017.
Chyna’s revenge-porn claim against Rob Kardashian will be tried after the trial of the defamation case against his family members. Chyna alleges that in July 2017, Rob Kardashian used social media to post pictures of Chyna’s naked breasts, backside and genitals. He also accused her of sleeping with another man in “the same bed Chyna and I made our baby in.” He later took down some of the photos.
Of the five witnesses tentatively scheduled to testify in the revenge porn trial, the primary individuals are Chyna, Rob Kardashian and Kris Jenner.
Chyna, 33, and Rob Kardashian, 35, began dating in January 2016. The two broke up in the summer of 2017. They have a daughter, Dream Renee, who is 5 years old.