- Pete Davidson crashed closing arguments in Blac Chyna vs. The Kardashians.
- The ‘SNL’ star arrived late and was seen kissing and hugging Kim Kardashian outside the LA courtroom.
- Deliberations begin Friday on Chyna’s $100 million claim against the Kardashians for “killing” the spin-off “Rob & Chyna.”
Pete Davidson, Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend, crushed closing arguments in Blac Chyna’s libel suit against the family on Thursday.
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 seeks $100 million in damages from Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner — will begin Friday.
Chyna claims the family joined forces in 2017 to create the E! Network cancels its Rob Kardashian spin-off show, ‘Rob & Chyna’.
During his closing arguments, Kardashian-Jenner’s attorney Michael G. Rhodes focused on Chyna’s own admission that she hasn’t paid taxes and has no bank account since 2018, claiming, “She’s hiding her income!”
In testimony last week, Chyna had been vague about her earnings from personal appearances and her work posing nude for the OnlyFans website — saying only that she believed she had made over a million dollars.
“It’s not right to come to court and ask a jury to give her millions of dollars in earnings that she’s hiding,” Rhodes said.
Rhodes reminded the judges that three network executives testified at the trial that there couldn’t be a season 2 of “Rob & Chyna” because the real couple broke up with such violence and bitterness that they could barely stand to get into it. to be in the same room.
Kardashian’s attorney also reminded jurors that Walter Mosley — Chyna’s former attorney, cited as Chyna’s own witness — also testified that the show’s second season was never officially picked up by the network.
“The central theory of her case is that my defendants killed the show,” he said of the four Kardashian-Jenner women, all of whom were in the audience.
“Don’t believe it! Don’t buy it! It’s not true!” Rhodes told the jurors in arguments that lasted a little over an hour. “It was never her show… She thinks this show is about her and only about her.”
During her own closing arguments, Blac Chyna’s attorney, Lynne Ciani, posted an image on court monitors, saying in large block letters, “USE YOUR COMMON SENSE.”
Ciani, who was the first to address the court, argued for nearly an hour and a half.
She argued to the judges that common sense dictates that the Kardashian-Jenner family’s claims about studio biggies who tried to kill Chyna Rob Kardashian — during a pivotal fight in December 2016 — are untrue.
“If [Rob] really believed Chyna had tried to kill him, would he have left his daughter in the house? Use your common sense,” Ciani asked the judges.
Ciani highlighted Rob Kardashian’s testimony on Wednesday, when he admitted he had no visible marks on his face, despite claiming he was hit by Chyna with a 6-foot metal pole.
Chyna’s attorney claimed the family matched their testimony with Rob Kardashian’s, although Kris Jenner’s partner, Corey Gamble, also a witness that day, gave a damning testimony that also involved Chyna.
Ciani also said that Chyna respected the family’s matriarch and “believed that Kris Jenner would become her mother-in-law.”
Her shutdown relied heavily on explosive texts and emails sent by the Kardashian-Jenner sisters to producers and network executives, expressing their opposition to Rob and Chyna’s relationship, and in some messages, the continuation of their show. .
An email from former E! Executive Jeff Olde was also discussed again, where he told colleagues regarding the “Rob & Chyna” show that “if the show doesn’t go through, it’s the family’s decision, not the network’s”
Chyna’s attorney said her client was unaware of Kardashian-Jenners’ pleas and conversations with the network and Bunim Murray, “KUWTK” and “Rob & Chyna’s” production company, and at the trial claimed that Chyna never made a modified E! Contract with a $100,000 death benefit.
“There was a show! There was filming! There was a budget! Everything else is gaslighting,” Ciani told the court that her kids had taught her that word).
On Wednesday, Walter Mosley, Chyna’s ex-lawyer, and an executive producer of Chyna’s show, admitted to the stand that while he believed her and Rob’s show would continue into Season 2, he never received a written production notice that the network was contractually obligated. to send to greenlight production.
Earlier on Thursday, Judge Gregory Alarcon did not give Chyna a chance to re-test after Ciani filed a motion arguing that Chyna had been too distraught to testify last Thursday because Rhodes had given her a folder full of her own nude photos. datum.
The graphic photos were the same ones her former fiancé, Rob Kardashian, posted to his social media in 2017, after their relationship — and their reality show, “Rob & Chyna” — ended.
During the Rhodes closure, he urged jurors to remember that it is not a class trial and that charges of defamation and interference must be proven for all defendants.
Rhodes also focused heavily on the December 2016 domestic dispute, which had been a major part of the testimony during the nearly two-week trial, asking the jurors to place themselves in Kylie’s house where Rob and Chyna lived at the time and pretend to be to state that Chyna was holding a gun.
“She’s so mad she’s destroying a gingerbread house…who does that?” Rhodes said, referring to when Chyna vandalized a gingerbread house during the dispute. “Why attack a gingerbread house? What does it represent?’
Ten minutes after Rhodes’ hour-long argument, Davidson waltzed into the courtroom, sitting in the back row of the room in an aisle, near where Kardashian’s security was sitting through the trial.
After Rhodes closed, Kris and Kylie got up and left the room separately from Kim and Khloe. On the way out Kris saw Davidson and hugged him and Kim and Pete hugged and kissed in the hallway.
Jury deliberations begin Friday at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.