Blac Chyna vs. The Kardashians: Jury selection begins Monday

Did Kim Kardashian and other members of her billionaire family deliberately plot to have Blac Chyna’s hit TV show Rob and Chyna axed?

That’s the question jurors will be asked to answer next week when Chyna’s $100 million lawsuit against the Kardashians goes to trial in Los Angeles.

Jury selection is scheduled to start today in the trial that’s expected to last 10 days.

Kim, sister Khloe, their younger sister Kylie Jenner and their mother, family matriarch Kris Jenner, are all named as defendants in the case. They’re accused by Chyna – ex-fiancé of Kim’s brother Rob – of causing her and Rob’s hit show, Rob and Chyna, to be canceled.

All four of the celebrity clan are expected to be in court in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday to hear opening statements and to testify in their own defense against the charges of defamation and ‘intentional interference of contract.’

Chyna, 33, whose real name is Angela White, is seeking a whopping $108 million in damages, according to court documents – $44 million for ‘past economic damage’ and $64 million for ‘future economic damage.’

Blac Chyna was seen arriving at downtown LA court Monday for her trial against the Kardashians 

Jury selection starts Monday in Blac Chyna's $108million lawsuit against the Kardashian. The trial is scheduled to last 10 days

Jury selection starts Monday in Blac Chyna’s $108million lawsuit against the Kardashian. The trial is scheduled to last 10 days

Kim, Kylie Jenner, Khloe and their mother, family matriarch Kris Jenner, are all named as defendants in the case

Kim, Kylie Jenner, Khloe and their mother, family matriarch Kris Jenner, are all named as defendants in the case

Chyna accuses the Kardashians of plotting to cancel her hit reality show Rob and Chyna

Chyna accuses the Kardashians of plotting to cancel her hit reality show Rob and Chyna

This week, the Kardashian’s attorney, Michael Rhodes, filed a huge list of exhibits – 42 pages long with more than 540 items – he intends to bring to court. 

The list includes dozens of aired and unaired video clips from Rob and Chyna, excerpts from Keeping Up with the Kardashians, texts and social media postings between various Kardashian family members and others involved in the case, Chyna’s pay stubs, photos of Chyna with Kim and other Kardashians, YouTube videos and news reports. 

Chyna claims the $44 million was the amount she could have earned from her TV show, club appearances and the internet over the past five years if Rob and Chyna had not been canceled in 2017.

And the $64 million is her estimate of what she could have earned in the future, said her attorney, Lynne Ciani, in court papers, had Chyna not been ‘essentially blackballed by Hollywood after they (the Kardashians) defamed her and got her No.1 hit show canceled.’

The Kardashians’ lawyer, Michael Rhodes, scoffed at Chyna’s $108 million damages estimate, calling it ‘speculation and guesswork,’ in court documents.

Rhodes has filed a motion calling for Chyna’s defense team to be banned from mentioning the wealth of the Kardashians during the trial, claiming it could influence the jury.

‘The sole purpose in referencing Defendants’ wealth and financial condition is to inflame and unduly prejudice the jury against defendants,’ he wrote in his motion.

But Chyna’s lawyer, Ciani, has filed an objection to that motion, saying, ‘Defendants routinely flaunt their wealth in their business dealings and on their reality TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

‘It simply will not be feasible to ‘caution’ witnesses not to refer to the Defendants’ wealth because their wealth permeates their entire essence.’

The Kardashians tried to settle out of court with Chyna last week to avoid going to trial, it was revealed at a pre-trial hearing last Friday. But she turned down their offer.

Chyna, 33, whose real name is Angela White, is seeking a whopping $108 million in damages, according to court documents

Chyna, 33, whose real name is Angela White, is seeking a whopping $108 million in damages, according to court documents

According to court documents, she is seeking $44 million for 'past economic damage' and $64 million for 'future economic damage'

According to court documents, she is seeking $44 million for ‘past economic damage’ and $64 million for ‘future economic damage’

Following that Friday hearing, Ciani told DailyMail.com, ‘After over 4 1/2 years, Chyna is very thankful to be one week away from proving to a Los Angeles jury that all four defendants — Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner — abused their power to get her No.1 hit show canceled.

‘Although Kris Jenner was the ringleader, her three daughters all played a role in getting Chyna’s show canceled, to their immense financial benefit. And they knew they did not have the legal right to cancel Chyna’s show: all four defendants carried out their illegal activity in secret and repeatedly lied to Chyna’s face.

‘The ruse was so elaborate and conniving that they even instructed the Bunim Murray film crew not to have Chyna in any shots, while they told Chyna she was still filming for Season 2 of ‘Rob & Chyna’ and for ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians.’

‘Chyna went from being the star on E!’s No.1 hit show at $92,500 per episode, to being off the airwaves entirely. The defendants’ illegal conduct not only cost Chyna millions and millions of dollars, their conduct was emotionally devastating to her.

‘Kris Jenner was like a second mother to Chyna and Kim had been her BFF for years. The extreme betrayal and humiliation felt by Chyna, after discovering the truth about what the defendants did to her, lingers to this day.

‘Chyna will appear in court to testify and to personally witness the entire trial, from start to finish.’

Ciani told DailyMail.com that she plans to call all four Kardashian defendants to the stand and she is also hoping to get Ryan Seacrest into court to testify.

Seacrest co-created the reality series Keeping Up With The Kardashians and co-executive produced the Rob & Chyna spinoff.

But, added Ciani, ‘Seacrest’s counsel says he is now a resident of New York, and hence out of LA’s jurisdiction. So his testimony may have to be via Zoom, or by playing in court the videotaped deposition he’s already made’.

Chyna, has spent years insisting that Kris, Kim, Khloe and Kylie connived to help get Rob And Chyna axed.

Rob and Chyna were together on and off through 2016, during which time they welcomed Dream and starred on their hit reality show

Rob and Chyna were together on and off through 2016, during which time they welcomed Dream and starred on their hit reality show 

Back in 2019, Rob (pictured November 11) reportedly stopped paying Chyna $20K/month in child support due to financial difficulties

Back in 2019, Rob (pictured November 11) reportedly stopped paying Chyna $20K/month in child support due to financial difficulties

Meanwhile Rob’s attorney Marty Singer has argued that Chyna and Rob’s breakup is what caused the reality series to end.

Two weeks ago, the model and reality star – who shares her five-year-old daughter Dream with Rob, 35 – tweeted a blast about her legal battle against his mom and sisters.

‘I plan to re-focus my attention on my trial against Kris Jenner and her daughters Kim, Khloe and Kylie…..,’ she declared in her Twitter post.

‘When they got my #1 hit show killed back in January 2017, that not only hurt me financially and emotionally, that hurt my beautiful KIDS.

‘I’m taking them to court to stand up for my legal rights and to be an example to my kids that ‘what’s right is right, what’s wrong is wrong.’ And what they did was so wrong,’ the statement went on.

‘I am so thankful that a jury will finally listen to what really happened behind closed doors – the lies that were told and the damage that was done.

‘At the end of the trial, I’m going to be able to proudly tell King and Dream that I did everything I could to right the wrong that was done to me.’

She added, ‘And that, in life, it is my hope that they will be able to stand up for themselves when it matters too. Peace and Love to you all. Angela.’

Chyna shares her son King Cairo, nine, with rapper Tyga and her daughter Dream, five, with Rob Kardashian

Chyna shares her son King Cairo, nine, with rapper Tyga and her daughter Dream, five, with Rob Kardashian

Chyna tweetey, 'Yesterday I had to give up 3 of my cars. My reasons - morals, beliefs, being a single mother, [and] no support. I'm a mama. Single no support [no] child support'

Chyna tweetey, ‘Yesterday I had to give up 3 of my cars. My reasons – morals, beliefs, being a single mother, [and] no support. I’m a mama. Single no support [no] child support’

'Why would I pay child support, LOL?' Tyga and Rob took to Instagram to set the record straight using similar phrasing

‘Why would I pay child support, LOL?’ Tyga and Rob took to Instagram to set the record straight using similar phrasing

The social media influencer also shares a nine year-old son, King Cairo, with the rapper Tyga. 

The social media influencer also shares a nine year-old son, King Cairo, with the rapper Tyga 

Tyga has his own connection with the Kardashian-Jenner family, as he dated Kylie when she was a teenager and he was in his 20s.

Chyna’s Twitter broadside came after both Rob and Tyga struck back when she complained of not receiving child support from them.

Chyna had complained on Twitter that she ‘had to give up’ three of her five cars because of ‘morals, beliefs, being a single mother, no support I’m MAMA.’

Rob and Tyga quickly denied her claim.

‘I pay 37K a year for my daughter’s school,’ Rob posted. ‘I handle every single medical expense. I pay for all her extracurricular activities. I have my daughter from Tuesday-Saturday. Why would I pay child support lol’.

Tyga asserted: ‘I pay 40k a year for my son school & he lives w me mon- sat. Why would I pay child support lol’.

On the question of school fees, Tyga wrote to Rob: ‘How u pay 3k less. Let me kno the plug,’ with a crying laughing emoji.

In 2019 Rob reportedly succeeded in cutting his child support payments to Chyna from $20,000 a month to nothing.

Rob and Chyna were together on and off through 2016, during which time they welcomed Dream and starred on their reality show.

After their explosive breakup Rob was banned from Instagram for allegedly posting revenge porn of Chyna, prompting her to file a separate lawsuit against Rob which is scheduled to go to trial in May.

'Taking them to court': Blac Chyna tweeted a new statement regarding her legal battle against the Kardashians

‘Taking them to court’: Blac Chyna tweeted a new statement regarding her legal battle against the Kardashians 

Rob sued Chyna in 2017 for assault and battery, alleging that she had tried to choke him with an iPhone charger cable in December 2016.

The case dragged on for years and included an accusation that Chyna attacked Rob with ‘a six-foot metal pole’ while under the influence of champagne and cocaine, according to court documents.

But Rob abruptly announced in February that he was dropping the assault and battery lawsuit against Chyna out of concern for their daughter.

‘My love for Dream far outweighs my desire to proceed with my claims against her mother in a public trial,’ he said in a statement.

‘Now that the court has ruled that there is sufficient evidence to warrant a jury trial on my claim for assault, for our daughter’s sake, I am dismissing the action and focusing on my co-parenting relationship with Chyna.’

Chyna’s attorney, Ciani, released a statement insisting Rob’s assault and battery claim had been ‘malicious and baseless’ and was merely a part of the Kardashian-Jenner family’s plot to have Rob And Chyna canceled.

Ciani said she and Chyna would now ‘turn their full attention’ to the ‘defamation and intentional interference with contract’ suit against Kris, Kim, Khloe and Kylie.

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