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Blac Chyna attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California.

Blac Chyna’s court battle with the Kardashian-Jenners continued on Tuesday (April 19), with the model claiming they used their influence to cancel her short-lived series with her ex- Rob Kardashian, Rob & Chyna.

Per Page Six, the famous family rebutted those claims via their legal team, alleging they were trying to protect Rob Kardashian from an abusive relationship. Inside the Los Angeles Superior Court for the second day of the trial, Chyna’s attorney, Lynne Ciani, claimed that Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Kris Jenner not only conspired to cancel Rob & Chyna after its first season, but also allegedly tried to cover it up.

“Chyna wanted to bring the ‘real’ back into reality TV and a real relationship has its ups and downs,” Ciani argued. “Kris Jenner falsely told them [network executives and production] that Chyna beat the s— out of Rob’s face and asked to take her off the show.”

Chyna, real name Angela Renée White, is suing the family for more than $40 million for loss of earnings and more than $60 million in future earnings. She claims the Kardashian-Jenners used their media machine to defame her and interfered with her contract for Rob & Chyna. Ciani claimed that on December 14, 2016, Rob, 35, and Chyna, 33, got into a heated argument at Kylie’s house, where the former couple were living. Chyna said the two were initially celebrating news that their show got picked up for a second season, but alleged that the night quickly turned sour when Rob went through Chyna’s phone and accused her of cheating on him.

While Chyna admitted to damaging a TV, two gingerbread houses and a door, her attorney claims she did not attack Rob with a six-foot metal pole, as the Kardashian-Jenner family alleges. Ciani alleged that unaired footage from Rob & Chyna will provide evidence that Rob never had any bruises or injuries to his face. Meanwhile, the Kardashian-Jenners’ attorney, Michael Rhodes, argued in his opening statement that Chyna became violent with Rob when she allegedly put a gun to his head and placed an iPhone cord around his neck on that day. Rhodes alleged that the argument became so heated that Kris’ boyfriend Corey Gamble went to the house that night and had to physically break Rob and Chyna apart, which he’s willing to testify about.

Ciani claims that after that explosive argument, Chyna left the house and the Kardashian-Jenners began their plan to sabotage Rob & Chyna. Ciani claimed that Kris, 66, messaged E! Network and Bunim/Murray producers the following day, allegedly calling Chyna “stupid” and “really ghetto” and suggesting they should “ditch the b—-.” Ciani further alleged that Kris, Kim, Kylie and Khloe emailed network executives numerous times to push the cancellation of Season 2. Chyna’s attorney claimed Kylie, 24, even agreed to film Life of Kylie to replace Rob & Chyna. Rhodes fired back that the network was still considering whether to renew the show in 2017 and paid Chyna a $100,000 “kill fee” and an additional $300,000 while they tried to figure out if they could still salvage the show. Rhodes further alleged that the network canceled the show because Rob and Chyna’s relationship grew too toxic, which was something the network did not want to air. The family also wanted to protect Rob from further abuse, Rhodes said.

“[Chyna] said we killed the show because we are bad people … but look at what’s going on behind the camera,” Rhodes said to the jurors. “The family was on board with what was proposed … if they could work on their relationship. But it couldn’t get fixed.”

Rhodes then showed the jurors various texts from Chyna to Rob in which she allegedly called him a “fat b—-” and told him, “It’s over,” adding that “Chyna claimed she was punched and thrown to the ground. The evidence will show you that this relationship was fraught with problems. The network was worried, but there were others, too, who were worried … a mother, a sister, and aunt. The truth they were worried about came true. This is a sad story because look where we are now.”

6 Awful Things About Working For The Kardashians According To Ex-Employees

  • She Couldn't Afford Gas For Her Car or Groceries

    Her salary was $35,000 although she was working for a company that was sure to make millions. She revealed that at one point where there were “19 miles to empty in my gas tank, 15 miles between my apartment and my office, and $5 and change in my bank account. I pulled my 10-year-old Ford Mustang—banged up and bright yellow—into the Arco station at Western and Melrose, popped open the fuel filler, inserted the nozzle, and pumped, the price ticker jumping 20 or 30 cents with each trigger-pull of my finger. I stopped when it hit $4—a little over a gallon at the place and time: Los Angeles, California.” Any of the Kardashians would probably have a hard time relating to her lifestyle: “When the now-defunct apps launched in September 2015, featuring content that was created over the previous five months, the Hollywood Reporter wrote that 600,000 people subscribed to Kylie Jenner’s app alone in the first two days. Insider estimated the apps would generate $32,000,000 from the $3 monthly subscriptions in a single year. I was shopping for groceries at the 99 Cents Only Store.”

  • But They Didn't Want Her To Take Freelance Gigs

    “To make ends meet, I freelanced for the entertainment site Ranker,” she said, “compiling clickbait-y lists like ‘Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Lady Gaga’ and ‘Which Delayed Albums Were Actually Worth The Wait?’ at $20 to $50 apiece. When Whalerock [the company that ran the apps] caught wind of it, I was called into a manager’s office and reprimanded. Freelancing apparently violated a company rule restricting the outside writing projects employees could pursue.” She noted, “Hustling your way to greater success, it seemed, was for the already rich, not those who worked for them.​​” Ultimately, she was allowed to continue writing lists for Ranker, but future freelance assignments would require approval, they said. DeFino said she stopped pursuing new freelance clients.

  • There Was No Time Off

    When the apps’ anticipated launch date neared, working hours increased. “It was 24/7,” said Jennifer Chan, who joined the Kardashian-Jenner apps as a senior editor in July 2015. “I have many memories of working weekends, giving up holidays and evenings, missing birthday parties. I remember [when] we were still in launch mode, we got the afternoon off on a holiday, and [I was] like, I don’t have any plans because everyone I know assumes I’m unavailable.” She added, “One Christmas, Kanye had just given [Kim] like, a million gifts, and she wanted me to post all the gifts on Christmas Day. I had to get [an internet] hotspot. It was my Christmas also, but I was posting all day to her app.” Answering holiday emails “was an expectation set by Whalerock,” the company that ran the apps. “I don’t know if it was explicitly said, but it was pretty clear we couldn’t keep [the sisters] waiting.”

  • There Was Very Little Access to the Sisters

    Pre-launch, the Kardashian-Jenner family weren’t heavily involved in the editorial aspect of day-to-day operations and she was actually dispatched to a movie premiere to “get original quotes from Kendall and Kylie—for use in their own apps.” To add insult to injury, she had to fight for sound bites with members of the general media. In other words, she was a Kardashian employee who needed Kardashian quotes for her job and had to fight with other members of the press to get them.

  • It Makes It Tough To Have A Relationship

    Lina, another former app editor who asked that her name be changed for fear of retaliation, said that “I would be on a date with my partner and I’d be on my phone, and this was every night. He’d be like, ‘Can you please put your phone down?’ and I’d be like, ‘No, I can’t, this is a Kardashian!’ I wanted to make myself available at crazy hours and on the weekend because of who she was. I literally would be up at 2 a.m. answering her emails.”

  • They Were Promoting A Lie

    “I knew that the apps sold a beauty ideal that was unrealistic and unattainable,” she said. “Even for the Kardashian-Jenners themselves. Kylie’s app often promoted her $29 Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kits. (Kylie’s lips are famously the product of injectables.) Khloé’s app shared how to use contouring makeup to “get a nose job every single day.” (Khloé has since admitted to having an actual, surgical nose job.) Kim’s app published articles like “How To Facetune Your Face With Makeup.” (During my time there, Whalerock Industries employed a Photoshop artist to airbrush images for the apps.)”

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