Gun and phone cord spark heated discussion at Kardashian trial

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EDITORS AND LIBRARIANS: KILLING FROM YOUR SYSTEMS, ARCHIVES AND PUBLISHED PLATFORMS AP PHOTO CADD203 SLUGGED BLAC CHYNA KARDASHIANS TRIALS NAMES OF JUDGES SPELL INCORRECTLY.  NYMV402 WILL MOVE AS A REPLACEMENT - In this artist's sketch of the courtroom, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory W. Alarcon, in the background right, listens to Blac Chyna's attorney, Lynne Ciani , middle, as Blac Chyna, left, appears in court in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 19, 2022. A jury has been appointed in the lawsuit that pits model and former reality TV star Blac Chyna against the family Kardashian, who she says destroyed her television career.  (Bill Robles via AP)

EDITORS AND LIBRARIANS: KILLING FROM YOUR SYSTEMS, ARCHIVES AND PUBLISHED PLATFORMS AP PHOTO CADD203 SLUGGED BLAC CHYNA KARDASHIANS TRIALS NAMES OF JUDGES SPELL INCORRECTLY. NYMV402 WILL MOVE AS A REPLACEMENT – In this artist’s sketch of the courtroom, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory W. Alarcon, in the background right, listens to Blac Chyna’s attorney, Lynne Ciani , middle, as Blac Chyna, left, appears in court in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 19, 2022. A jury has been appointed in the lawsuit that pits model and former reality TV star Blac Chyna against the family Kardashian, who she says destroyed her television career. (Bill Robles via AP)

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A destroyed gingerbread house, a telephone cord wrapped around its neck and a gun seized from a bedside table were the focus of disputed testimony on Wednesday during a trial in the former star’s trial. reality show Blac Chyna vs. the Kardashians.

During day-long testimony in a Los Angeles courtroom, Chyna said she wrapped the charging cord around then-fiancé Rob Kardashian’s neck and grabbed his still-unloaded gun. joking one evening in 2016, as the two celebrated the renewal of their reality show. , “Rob and Chyna”. She said she then got rightly angry when their all-night celebration went wrong because of her jealous accusations.

“I destroyed a gingerbread house, because I was really upset,” she said. “Then I damaged a television.”

The attorney for the four Kardashian women who are charged in the case framed all of the events as displays of anger and aggression that made them fearful for their son and brother.

“You’re telling the jury that you stood behind him with a phone cord and wrapped it around your neck, and that was a joke?” said attorney Michael G. Rhodes.

“Yes,” replied Chyna, who generally remained calm under heated questions.

Later, he asked, “Is catching a gun funny?”

“It was a joke,” she said.

“Yours,” Rhodes replied.

“For him too,” Chyna said.

In her $100 million lawsuit, Chyna alleges that Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, and daughters Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, who watched court testimony, misrepresented the events of December 14 and 15. 2016 to have his show canceled and ruin his television career.

Chyna and Rob Kardashian had started dating in January 2016, got engaged in April, and in November had a daughter and started the show together.

When asked by her own attorney, Lynne Ciani, Chyna described the joyous celebration they had on Dec. 14 when the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” spinoff was greenlit for a second season.

“It was exciting, we were throwing money and having fun, being silly,” Chyna said. Footage shot for the show of the silver jet was shown in court.

She testified that she ripped off Rob Kardashian’s shirt, “of us like playing around and trying not to be sexy and take the shirt off, but just do silly stuff with my fiancé.”

He later played video games and ignored her when she wrapped the cord around his neck, she said.

“I came up behind him, doing this jokingly,” she testified, “to get his attention.”

Later, while Rob Kardashian was having a FaceTime conversation in the bedroom, she walked in and picked up her gun.

Asked by defense attorney Rhodes, “What possesses you to seize a gun?” she replied, “He was already having fun with it, that’s why I caught him, I was funny while he was on FaceTime with his friends.”

Neither of them slept that night, Chyna testified.

Rob Kardashian was prone to bouts of jealousy, she said. His doubts about being the father of their newborn daughter, Dream, led to a paternity test which was filmed for the show.

She testified that on the morning of the 15th, he grabbed his phone, locked himself in a closet, and looked for signs of communication with other men.

Chyna said she couldn’t take the accusations and the unfair scrutiny any longer.

“In the past, there had been a cycle where he took my phone and posted things on it, and I was really sick of it,” she said.

She then destroyed the gingerbread house and television, but pressed by the defense denied ever going beyond the damaged property.

“Your sworn statement is that not once in the day did you hit him?” Rhodes asked, his voice rising to a scream.

“No,” Chyna said.

“Not once all day?”

“No,” she said.

Chyna testified that she left the house that day.

Rhodes said in his opening statement on Tuesday that the relationship had come to an end then, and that’s why the producers of E! The network canceled the show that was about this relationship.

Chyna’s lawsuit alleges the cancellation came from Kris Jenner telling people with power over the show that Chyna had physically abused her son and enlisting her daughters to do the same.

Rhodes on Wednesday suggested taking legal action to improve his own stardom.

“Is this trial a publicity stunt? He asked.

“No, not at all,” Chyna said.

“But your career benefits from the attention you get because of this lawsuit,” Rhodes said.

“No, not at all,” she replied, “it’s actually very negative.”

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