Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna settle ahead of trial

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna settle ahead of trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A settlement agreement has been reached on the eve of a second lawsuit pitting the Kardashian family against former reality TV star Blac Chyna.

Jury selection was due to begin Monday at the trial over Chyna’s allegations that her former fiancé, Rob Kardashian, maliciously posted nude photos of her in 2017 after their tumultuous breakup, but according to court documents, the parties have informed the judge that they had agreed to a settlement.

Emails to attorneys for both parties seeking comment and details on the terms of the settlement were not immediately returned.

A trial seemed like a near certainty after the judge last week denied a motion by Kardashian’s lawyers to enforce a settlement agreement reached between the two parties.

The lawsuit was meant to be a sequel of sorts to a defamation lawsuit earlier this year in which Chyna, whose legal name is Angela White, alleged that Kardashian’s mother and sisters – Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jenner – had defamed her as violent and unstable, and persuaded producers and executives to cancel her reality show, ‘Rob & Chyna’.

The Kardashians won a clear victory in that lawsuit on May 2. The four women had attended most of the proceedings and all four testified, although they were in New York at the Met Gala when the verdict was read.

Rob Kardashian, who has a daughter with Chyna, was not charged in this trial, but testified often angry and sometimes sad about the nightly fight that led to the end of their relationship.

Chyna originally filed a lawsuit against the entire family, but the judge ruled that the allegations against Rob – which also included assault charges – should go to trial. Fewer members of the famous family were to attend the second trial, and only Rob and Kris Kardashian were to testify.

At the first trial, jurors found the Kardashians acted in bad faith in their conversations about the couple’s issues with “Rob & Chyna” producers and E! network, which aired it. But they found that it had no substantial effect on Chyna’s contract or the fate of the show, and she received no compensation.

Chyna’s attorney, Lynne Ciani, said after the verdict that she and her client were disappointed but felt vindicated by the jury’s findings, which she said demonstrated that Chyna had not physically abused Rob, and validated their claim that the Kardashian women tried to interfere with his contract. be on the show.

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