Blac Chyna's Attorney Calls Out Rob Kardashian's Witnesses For Failing To Show Up For Deposition In Assault & Battery Lawsuit: Report
Rob Kardashian's witnesses reportedly failed to show up to defend him in his assault and battery lawsuit against Blac Chyna.
In legal documents obtained by Page Six, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 34, listed a group of three people he felt could prove the Grown & Sexy cast member, 33, attempted to strangle him with an iPhone charger cord. Chyna has continually refuted Kardashian's claims.
Per the legal papers, the sock designer called upon friend Eugene Shpilsky — who alleged the social media star pointed a weapon at Kardashian — and pal Victory Belz. Belz backed up Shpilsky's claim, adding that he had “separately witnessed Chyna pointing a gun at Rob and threatening his life." The private star reportedly enlisted his mother Kris Jenner's boyfriend, Corey Gamble, to advocate for him as well.
However, the model's lawyer, Lynne Ciani, told the outlet that despite Kardashian's large list of people to back him, not many of them showed up.
“These same two friends of Rob refused to show up at their deposition to put their claims on the record,” the attorney reportedly claimed. “Chyna has video evidence that Rob didn’t have a mark or scratch on him after the alleged attack — because there was no attack."
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“Chyna is ready for her day in court to clear her name,” Ciani continued, per the outlet. “Meanwhile, Rob has filed court papers to try to delay his own trial against Chyna yet again.”
Chyna and Kardashian — who share 5-year-old daughter Dream — got engaged in 2016 and split in 2017. The two had a reality show on the E! network called Rob & Chyna that was quickly axed after their break up.
In the legal documents, the former Dancing With the Stars contestant reportedly requested to combine the assault and battery lawsuit with Chyna’s suit against his family that accuses them of intentionally trying to cancel their former reality show. Chyna is vehemently opposing her ex's request to consolidate the suits.
In the suit against the famous family, whose trial will begin at the end of February, Chyna originally requested that each family member named be deposed for seven hours. The court made the final decision of two hours per deposition.
Michael Rhodes — an attorney representing the Kardashian-Jenner family — told the news source, “We are pleased the court limited the scope of the depositions to minimize the burden on the very busy members of the family."