Blac Chyna’s case against Kardashian-Jenners to continue Monday
Jurors deliberating Blac Chyna’s defamation suit against the Kardashian-Jenner family did not come back with a verdict on Friday and must return next week.
The 12-member jury started deliberating at a Downtown Los Angeles courthouse at 9:30 am Friday, but by the end of the court day at 4:30 pm, they still did not reach a verdict.
They will be back on Monday, however, its unclear if Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jenner will be in court Monday as it’s the same day as the 2022 Met Gala.
The Kardashian-Jenners’ attorney, Michael Rhodes, told The Post he believed his clients are still attending the Gala in New York City on Monday.
“They don’t have to be here, but I will be,” Rhodes said as he walked out of the courtroom Friday afternoon. Kim, Khloé, Kylie and Kris, who all tested this week, were not inside the courtroom on Friday and neither was Chyna.
Chyna, 33, sued the family members for $40 million for loss of earnings and more than $60 million in future earnings, claiming the famous family used their influence to cancel the second season of her show, “Rob & Chyna,” which they have denied .
The model also claimed the family went on a campaign to tarnish her reputation and pushed network executives to pull the plug on the show after she had a blowout fight with Rob Kardashian, 35, on Dec. 15, 2016.
Before they went into deliberation, Judge Gregory Alarcon told jurors that they must give each defendant a “separate consideration” regarding Chyna’s defamation and contract interference claims.
Kim, however, won a major victory on Friday when the judge ruled there was not enough evidence that the Skims creator defamed Chyna.
The judge also told jurors they could consider that Chyna might have deliberately hid her finances because she failed to provide any financial statements, tax returns and other documents pertaining to her income or expenses despite being given almost six years to file those documents.
Since this is a civil case, nine out of the 12 jurors must agree that Chyna proved her two claims of defamation and interference of her contract.