UPDATED with the latest: and daughter Khloe took the stand today in a lawsuit alleging that members of the famous family scuttled the second season of her E! reality show because of her rocky relationship with their brother Rob.
Kim Kardashian was asked about texts she is accused of having sent in an hour of testimony. According to the Los Angeles Times, she admitted repeatedly that she did not recall texts.
I dont remember text messages that I sent this morning, she explained.
While Kardashian stated that she did nothing to do nothing to halt Season 2 of Rob and Chyna, one accused message implying her refusing to have Chyna on the then-flagship series.
I believe this is why we all must take a break from filming until we understand what is going on, said the text to Bunim Murray EP Amanda Weinstein. So if you guys are going to film with Rob and Chyna, then you are going to lose the Kardashians and Jenners.
Kardashian spoke on the stand today about her refus to cooperate with Chyna thusly: "I will not go into a toxic work environment. On my own show, I have the power to do it."
In her testimony, a similar note states, "We all considered not being a member of such toxic situations."
In an email to E! reportedly said in a statement today, "We are even contemplating not continuing with our show if theirs continues, that's how aggressive we feel this is causing harm to our family."
Kim insists that it was not the family's decision to withdraw.
Adam Stotsky, the former E! president, said while the network announced in 2016 that the couple's show would have a second season, production never began.
"It happens continuously," Stotsky said in response to questions about shows being greenlighted, but later canceled.
Asked if E! had been forced to drop Rob and Chyna, he replied. 'They don't have the authority to make that.'
PREVIOUSLY on April 22: During her second day of testimony Friday, Kris Jenner said she "did not have any influence" on E!'s decision to ditch Season 2 of Rob & Chyna, which starred her son and his fiance Blac Chyna.
Chyna accused her son of putting a pistol to his head during a fight in December 2016 that was focused on a $108 million defamation lawsuit filed by Chyna against Kris Jenner and his daughters Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian.
"I was told she put a pistol to his head, and she was drinking...I cannot imagine how that must be to have a gun pointed at your head," Jenner said.
Chyna's complaint alleges that the quartet lied when advising E! network executives that Chyna assaulted Rob Kardashian because they wanted the network to cancel a second season of Rob & Chyna, which had already begun filming before the plug was effective.
Chyna maintains that the relationship took place in the summer of 2017, but the defendants say Chyna acknowledged in a written statement that the two split in December 2016, indicating that the second season could not be broadcast.
Chyna said, "That's my signature, but I didn't sign it," as he looked at the declaration.
The family matriarch said the situation took a different course on Dec. 14, 2016 when Chyna allegedly assaulted Rob Kardashian at Kylie Jenner's home. Chyna was reportedly involved in a shooting, choking him with a phone cord, punching him with a metal pole, and ripped open his shirt. Today, Chyna defended herself by implying that she was joking by using the pistol.
It's not a joke, Jenner said today.
E!'s decision to pull Rob & Chyna in season two has also been questioned, according to her.
Jenner said, "I had no effect on the E! network."
Jeff Jenkins, a television producer who played a member of the original EP on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, said that he was not surprised E! fired season two because it is "very difficult to perform a show...when [Rob and Chyna] refused to talk to each other."
'They were just disgusted with each other,' he said, adding that it was difficult to get them in the same room, let alone live together.
Jenkins said the first season of the show had "substantially solid" ratings for E! at the time. Producers tried to get Rob Kardashian and Chyna to reunite, offered to provide a psychologist who would leave them behind. He said Chyna rejected the offer, but he left the conversation believing the show would be ended.
"The core of the marriage is two people living together in love," he said.
After Jenkins' testimony on Friday morning, Kris Jenner was asked about a letter Rob Kardashian sent to her and all of her daughters, Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall, and Kylie.
Rob asks his mother and sisters to make season two progress in the letter, which was sent on January 11, 2017.
Lors her testimony, Kris Jenner said she didn't think Rob wrote the letter herself, claiming that he never wrote her texts, and that it doesn't sound like his voice.
I think he allowed the letter to be sent, but I just dont believe he wrote it, Kris Jenner said. At the time, the couple's relationship was fine one day and not the next.
It's unclear how a fake letter from January 2017 jibes with the Kardashian matriarch's announcement that the two split in December 2016
Jenner was also asked why her daughters Khloe and Kylie sent a letter to E! demanding that season two of Rob & Chyna be canceled, but Kris Jenner said there was no need to cancel, because there was not a season two yet.
"They had an option that they didn't exercise, but there's nothing to be canceled," she said.
Jenner told jurors both Thursday and Friday that she never thought of calling the police about Chyna's alleged threats against Kylie Jenner.
"We just kept it inside the family, because we wanted to take care of it ourselves," Kris Jenner said Thursday.
Chyna maintains that she did not harm Rob Kardashian, but that she has admitted to damaging a television owned by Kylie Jenner, along with two gingerbread house decorations.
PRESENTLY on April 21: Blac Chyna agreed today that her second season of Rob & Chyna would not be complete after receiving a temporary restraining order against Rob Kardashian in July 2017. The two appeared together on the show, which ran one season on E! in 2016.
Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner allege that Chyna assaulted Rob Kardashian during a conversation with E! network executives in order to prevent Chyna from booking a second season of Rob & Chyna. It was Chyna's second full day of testimony in Los Angeles Superior Court. All defendants but Kylie Jenner was present in court.
According to a defense attorney, Michael G. Rhodes, if network executives were barred from attending a second season of Rob & Chyna, given that a court order required Rob Kardashian to stay at least 100 yards from her, she answered, "Yes."
Chyna disputed that she would pledge $100,000 to terminate the second season of Rob & Chyna until the filming began. On Thursday, she said that although her signature was on the document, she did not put it there.
Chyna said she wouldn't pay $100,000 for her number one show to kill. "That's my identity, but I didn't sign it."
Chyna, who is real name Angela Renee White, said that despite their confrontations with Rob Kardashian during their relationship, the peak and valleys of their relationship made their internal drama perfect for a second season of their reality show.
"That's what made the show so good, and we were being [authentic] and not being fake," Chyna said.
Rhodes was asked about her deposition testimony, in which she tended to minimize any actions that Kris Jenner and her three co-defendant daughters had on her journey. Chyna maintained that the four did nothing outsiderly hostile.
Chyna said, "Everything to my face was all fantastic." "I now know what they did to me behind my back."
She said that the many unflattering social media statements of her impact on her business opportunities, but that the Kardashians and Jenners have nothing to do with those attacks.
Chyna said she still has contact with Rob Kardashian, a concern she may recall, as he suggested in the last two weeks that their daughter, Dream, who is now 5 years old, appear in an Amazon commercial with Kris Jenner, who will receive $50,000 to be deposited in a account for her.
Rhodes asked about the appearance of suing Kris Jenner at the same time that the Kardashian family matriarch is attempting to assist the plaintiff's daughter with her financial future, according to Chyna: "Yes, it's a nice thing to do for her granddaughter."
PREVIOUSLY on April 20: As testimony began in Blac Chyna's lawsuit against them, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and Kris Jenner were in court today. The lawsuit, which was filed in November 2017, alleges defamation and interference with prospective economic advantage.
Chyna claims that the Jenner-Kardashians lied about Chyna in a second season of Rob & Chyna, the 2016 reality show starring the Kardashian scion and his fiancee, who was about to have a baby together. A second season on December 17, 2016, but never aired after the couple split in early 2017.
According to defense attorney Michael G. Rhodes, E! chose not to take a vacation with Rob & Chyna's second season, which resulted in Chyna fatally assaulting Rob Kardashian at Kylie Jenner's Hidden Hills residence in December 2016, including putting a phone cord around his neck and pointing a pistol likely unloaded at his head.
According to Rhodes, Chyna demanded and received a temporary restraining order against her previous fiance in July 2017.
All attempts by E! executives to mend the relationship and allow the couple to go to a retreat so the show might continue were unfruitful, according to Rhodes. While the Kardashians and Jenners may have said some things unflattering to Chyna, he maintained that they were just disgusted about what they believed she had done to their brothers and daughters. Rhodes said the four acted to "protect someone they loved."
The Kardashian attorney said and the prosecution alleges that Chyna would have agreed to pay $100,000 to terminate the second season of Rob & Chyna even after filming.
The Kardashians is set to air dirty laundry in court just one week after the Kardashian clan released the newest series documenting their lives, The Kardashians, on Hulu. While some of the drama between Rob Kardashian and his former fiancee was reflected in the couple's eponymous show, as well as E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, it is unclear how much of the current turmoil will appear on Hulu.
While reality television is more likely to be one certainty, it is that all publicity is excellent.
Blac Chyna said today that Rob Kardashian's jealousy resulted in a confrontation and false accusations she physically assaulted him one night in late 2016.
Kardashian filed a lawsuit against Chyna in September 2017, alleging she attempted to strangle him with a phone charging cord, and twice pointed a pistol at his head, threatening to murder him one night. Kardashian, 34, denied the allegations, alleging that he was doing so for the benefit of the former couple.
Chyna said today that she received the pistol from a dresser one night in December 2016. She did not say if she pointed it at Kardashian. She admitted that she handled the weapon, but said she was "being silly" while on FaceTime with some of Rob Kardashian's friends, and that no one was appalling by her actions with the weapon.
Chyna alleged that she did not intend to harm her fiance with the phone cord, which she said she was jokingly placing around his neck.
Chyna claimed that her contract for the 2016 reality show paid her $92,500 for each of the six episodes, while her child [from a previous relationship] was also paid for participating. She said she and Rob Kardashian celebrated when they discovered that the trail was cleared for a second season of the show, though defense attorney Michael G. Rhodes said during opening statements that the approval was only preliminary.
While listening to Chyna's testimony, Kim Kardashian sat in the front row of the courtroom with her mother and two sisters.
Judge Randolph M. Hammock dismissed the current case as a rogue porn claim Chyna filed against Rob Kardashian in February 2020. He directed the trial separately. The claim involves "humiliating and degrading" photos that Rob Kardashian allegedly posted of Chyna in July 2017. A separate jury will hear the case after the court proceedings.
The City News Service has contributed to this report.