Exes Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian will likely find themselves squaring off in court again with Blac Chyna asking a judge to dismiss her ex’s 2017 lawsuit against her, a move that Kardashian's lawyers have slammed.
Kardashian, 32, filed a lawsuit against the mother of his child in 2017, after she allegedly tried to choke him with an iPhone charger, according to Entertainment Tonight. He claimed that, in addition to calling his friends via FaceTime and posing with his gun, she also chased him around the house and hit him in the face and on the head multiple times, according to court documents obtained by the outlet.
Kardashian also claimed that during the December 14 incident, Chyna –– born Angela White –– wreaked havoc on his sister Kylie Jenner’s house, throwing things at a television and causing other property damage, prompting Kardashian and Jenner to file a lawsuit against Chyna, Entertainment Tonight reports.
More than two years later, Chyna, 31, has asked a judge to dismiss the suit, on the grounds that “Chyna did not intent to inflict injury on Rob and because she did not in fact harm him, Rob’s claim for assault and battery fail,” according to the February 8 court filing obtained by PEOPLE.
Chyna’s motion also included what she claimed was evidence proving that her ex was not injured during the incident, going on to state that “the only harm Rob suffered that night relates to his heartbreak that Chyna moved out of Kylie Jenner’s home with their newborn baby girl, Dream.”
Kardashian and Chyna famously had a blow-out in December 2016, after which Kardashian and Jenner filed their suit, with Rob claiming that Chyna “became extremely intoxicated on drugs and alcohol and physically assaulted [him],” PEOPLE previously reported. It was one of many public spats the former couple have been involved in.
Jenner even addressed the December fight during an April 2017 episode of the family reality show, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” during which she called Chyna’s actions “disrespectful,” according to PEOPLE.
“My mom calls me and apparently Chyna threw something at my television,” Jenner said. “It’s a little disrespectful and I wouldn’t do that to someone else’s home.”
Jenner ultimately dropped out of the lawsuit against Chyna, which Chyna alluded to in her February filing, according to Entertainment Tonight.
“Chyna has filed a motion to dismiss the baseless assault and battery claims filed by her ex-fiancé Rob Kardashian in September 2017,” Chyna's lawyer, Lynne Ciani, said in a statement obtained by the outlet. “Chyna already succeeded in getting Kylie Jenner to drop her bogus lawsuit against Chyna back in March 2018 after Kylie refused to sit for her deposition and refused to answer questions under oath. Now, Chyna has submitted evidence to the Court proving that she never committed assault and battery against Rob and that his case should be thrown out of court.”
“Chyna's claim against Rob Kardashian for posting illegal Revenge Porn Photos of her will be tried before a jury on May 26, 2020,” Ciani continued. “Chyna’s claims against Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner for illegally getting Season 2 of her #1 Hit Show on E! cancelled will be tried before a separate jury immediately after the conclusion of the Revenge Porn trial against Rob.”
Kardashian’s lawyer Marty Singer has responded to the motion, describing it in a statement obtained by the New York Daily News as being “without merit.”
“She admitted in her deposition that she wrapped an iPhone charger cord around Rob’s neck. In addition, there are several third parties who witnessed the assault. We feel confident that the court will deny the motion,” he said.
A judge initially ruled in December 2018 that Chyna’s case regarding her claims that the Kardashians got her reality show axed would be heard in February 2020, according to PEOPLE, but that seems to have taken a back seat to the revenge porn case.
Chyna sued Kardashian in 2017 after he, following an apparent breakup, posted numerous nude photos of her on his social media accounts.
The two exes are also currently embroiled in a custody battle over their 3-year-old daughter, Dream. Kardashian requested primary custody last month and is asking a judge to limit Chyna’s visits to weekends, during which a nanny will be present, Entertainment Tonight reports. In response, Chyna’s attorney called the request “absolutely absurd,” the outlet reports.
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