Kim Kardashian found herself in a tense confrontation with Blac Chyna’s attorney on Tuesday as she spoke in the model’s case against the Kardashian-Jenners.
The Skims founder was forced to be questioned by plaintiff’s attorney Lynne Ciani regarding text messages she sent to Bunim-Murray producers following Chyna’s heated fight with ex Rob Kardashian in December 2016.
In a February 2017 post, the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” alum wrote that she needed a little break from filming “until you know what you’re going to do.”
“Chyna will not be on our show. And it’s actually putting my brother in a bad position because he ends up crying all day saying that the only reason she [Chyna] came because she was filming,” Kim wrote.
When asked if the message was sent in an effort to kill off a potential second season of E!’s “Rob & Chyna,” Kim insisted it only referred to her wish to s temporarily away from the cameras.
“I can’t control the content of what they film, but it’s our show – why would we film with it?” she asked at the bar. “I really don’t know what they were filming [for ‘Rob & Chyna’] beyond the time the fight took place. Something clearly happened. »
The following month, Kim texted a producer that Chyna, 33, “can’t have any false hope that she’s on our show” before asking, “Is she getting paid?”
According to Kim, she was trying to be transparent and set realistic expectations for who would appear on “KUWTK,” insisting it had nothing to do with Chyna’s show with Rob.
“Obviously if I ask if [Chyna is] get paid, I don’t know if she was paid on our show,” Kim told Ciani on the stand, to which the attorney pushed back, “You were letting the producers know if Chyna was on ‘KUWTK,’ you weren’t gonna not film more?
“They could film whatever they want. … We don’t have the power, as you have insinuated,” Kim, 41, fired back fiercely. “I was just expressing that I will take a break from filming to assess how I feel. I will not go to work in a toxic environment. I can only control what I can do, which is to do pause.
Asked about the rowdy fight between her brother and Chyna, Kim recalled that Rob, 35, was “so upset”.
“I just remember trying to support my brother. I remember he was super emotional. Everything is so blurry,” she added.
Mother Kris Jenner previously shared how ‘traumatized’ she was over Rob and Chyna’s fight while on the helm last week, noting the incident happened just weeks after Kim was tied up and robbed in Paris.
Khloé Kardashian, 37, also spoke on Tuesday and was asked about an email she wrote to executive producer Jeff Olde, which read, “We’re even considering not continuing our show if theirs is continuing. That’s how much we think it hurts our family.
When Ciani asked Khloe if she had the right to control Chyna’s talent deal, Khloé replied, “We had no control over that.”
“We’re very into a lot of things, but that doesn’t mean they’ll listen to us,” Khloé said of the network executives. “They have already testified that we had no control over it.”
When asked directly if she was trying to get ‘Rob & Chyna’ Season 2 canceled, Khloé replied, “I wasn’t trying to cancel anything” and added that she was considering not. not filming “KUWTK” because of “such volatile behavior between my brother and Chyna… What I was considering was not continuing such toxicity.
Meanwhile, the former president of E! Entertainment, Adam Stotsky, testified that the option for season 2 of the show “Rob & Chyna” was not officially chosen even though there were press releases sent out on December 14, 2016 – the same day that fight – that show would be back.
“We used to announce shows all the time so that fans of the show would stay engaged,” Stotsky said. “The shows are also cancelled.” He added that they ultimately decided not to pick up season 2 because it wasn’t the show he was originally pitched.
Chyna is suing the reality TV family for having “Rob & Chyna” canceled after just one season, which she says hurt her income.