- Pete Davidson crushed closing arguments Thursday in Blac Chyna vs. The Kardashians.
- The ‘SNL’ star arrived late and was seen kissing and hugging Kim Kardashian outside the LA courtroom.
- Deliberations are set to begin Friday in Chyna’s $100 million claim against the Kardashians for “killing off” the “Rob & Chyna” spinoff.
Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend Pete Davidson crushed closing arguments in Blac Chyna’s defamation case against the family on Thursday – turning heads with an early entry during arguments from the family’s attorney.
The lovebirds were then seen hugging and kissing outside the courtroom in the hallway, according to Rolling Stone.
Jury deliberations in Chyna’s lawsuit – which is seeking $100 million in damages from Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner – are set to begin on Friday.
Chyna alleges the family joined forces in 2017 to get the E! Network is canceling its spin-off show with Rob Kardashian, “Rob & Chyna”.
During her closing argument, Kardashian-Jenner attorney Michael G. Rhodes focused on Chyna’s own admission that she hasn’t paid taxes since 2018 and doesn’t have a bank account. , claiming: “She hides her income!”
In her testimony last week, Chyna was vague about her earnings from personal appearances and her work posing nude for the OnlyFans website – saying only that she thought she had earned over $1 million.
“It’s not right to come to court and ask a jury to give her millions of dollars in income that she’s hiding,” Rhodes said.
Rhodes reminded jurors that three network executives testified during the trial that there couldn’t be a season 2 of “Rob & Chyna” because the real-life couple had split so violently and acrimoniously that they could barely bear to be in the same room.
Kardashian’s attorney also reminded jurors that Walter Mosley — Chyna’s former attorney, called as a witness for Chyna — also testified that the show’s second season was never officially picked up by the network.
“The central theory of his case is that my defendants killed the show,” he said of the four Kardashian-Jenner women, all of whom were in the audience.
” Do not believe it ! Don’t buy it! It’s not true! Rhodes told jurors in arguments that lasted just over an hour. “It was never her show…She thinks this show is about her and only her.”
During her own closing arguments, Blac Chyna’s attorney, Lynne Ciani, displayed a graphic on the court monitors, declaring in large block letters, “USE COMMON SENSE.”
Ciani, who addressed the court first, pleaded for nearly an hour and a half.
She told jurors that common sense dictated that the Kardashian-Jenner family’s claims to major studios that Chyna tried to kill Rob Kardashian – in a pivotal fight in December 2016 – were not true.
“Yes [Rob] really believed that Chyna had tried to murder him, would he have left his daughter in the house? Use your common sense,” Ciani told jurors.
Ciani pointed to Rob Kardashian’s testimony from Wednesday, when he admitted he had no visible marks on his face, despite claiming he was hit by Chyna with a 6ft metal pole.
Chyna’s attorney alleged the family aligned their testimony with that of Rob Kardashian, even though Kris Jenner’s partner Corey Gamble, also a witness that day, offered damning testimony that also implicated Chyna.
Ciani also said that Chyna respects the family matriarch and “believes Kris Jenner was going to be her stepmom.”
Its conclusion was largely inspired by explosive texts and emails sent by the Kardashian-Jenner sisters to producers and network execs, where they voiced their opposition to Rob and Chyna’s relationship, and in some messages, suing of their show.
An email sent by the former E! Executive Jeff Olde was also discussed again, where he told his colleagues in reference to the “Rob & Chyna” show that “if the show doesn’t move forward, that’s the decision of the family, not that of the network”
Chyna’s attorney says her client was unaware of the Kardashian-Jenners’ pleas and conversations with the network and Bunim Murray, production company “KUWTK” and “Rob & Chyna,” and asserted everything throughout the lawsuit that Chyna had never signed from E! Contract with $100,000 killing fee.
“There was a show! There was a shoot! There was a budget! Everything else is gaslighting,” Ciani said (telling the court that her kids taught her that word).
On Wednesday, Walter Mosley, Chyna’s ex-lawyer and executive producer of Chyna’s show, admitted on the stand that although he believed her and Rob’s show were moving forward to Season 2, he didn’t. never received a written production notice stating that the network was contractually obligated to greenlight the production.
Earlier Thursday, Judge Gregory Alarcon did not grant Chyna the chance to redo her testimony, after Ciani filed a motion arguing that Chyna was too upset to testify last Thursday because Rhodes handed her a filled binder. of her own nude photos.
The graphic photos were the same ones her former fiancé, Rob Kardashian, posted on his social media in 2017, after their relationship — and reality show, “Rob & Chyna” ended.
When closing Rhodes, he urged jurors to remember that this was not a class trial and that the allegations of defamation and interference had to be proven for all defendants.
Rhodes also focused heavily on the December 2016 domestic dispute that had made up much of the testimony during the nearly two-week trial, asking jurors to stand in Kylie’s house where Rob and Chyna were living. era and imagine Chyna holding a gun.
“She’s so mad she’s destroying a gingerbread house…who’s doing that?” Rhodes said, referring to when Chyna destroyed a gingerbread house during the argument. “Why would you attack a gingerbread house?” What does this represent? »
Ten minutes into Rhodes’ hour-long argument, Davidson entered the courtroom, seated in the backmost row of the room in an aisle, near where officers Kardashian security sat out during the trial.
After Rhodes closed, Kris and Kylie got up and left the room separately from Kim and Khloe. As they walked out, Kris saw Davidson and hugged him and Kim and Pete hugged and kissed in the hallway.
Jury deliberations begin Friday at 9 a.m. Pacific time.