Kim Kardashian No Longer a Defendant in Defamation Portion of Lawsuit Blac Chyna Filed Against the Kardashians

Kim Kardashian No Longer a Defendant in Defamation Portion of Lawsuit Blac Chyna Filed Against the Kardashians

Friday, Kim Kardashian was dismissed as a defendant in Blac Chyna‘s defamation lawsuit against the Kardashian-Jenner family.

Chyna sued the family in 2017 for defamation and interfering with her E! contract, claiming the family used their power to stop the network from moving forward with the production of season two of Rob & Chyna, a reality series Chyna starred in with ex Rob Kardashian. The trial finally commenced in April of this year, with Kim, Kris Jenner, Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jenner being named as the ones being sued.

While the defamation portion of the lawsuit was tossed, Chyna’s case that Kim intentionally interfered with the show’s life is still active.

The family’s attorney requested to have Kim removed as a defendant, claiming, “[Blac Chyna] has neither identified an allegedly defamatory statement by Kim Kardashian, nor specified an instance where she ratified an allegedly defamatory statement by another party, the claim against her must be dismissed,” legal documents obtained by PEOPLE stated.

“[Blac Chyna’s] vague assertion on the record during [her] argument that Kim Kardashian ‘ratified those statements and encouraged her sisters to make them’ — without specifying how Kim Kardashian ratified them and to whom — is woefully insufficient to maintain a claim,” the document continues. “Additionally, statements by other Defendants cannot form the basis of a defamation claim against Kim Kardashian because neither her mother nor her sisters ever acted as her agent.”

Though Chyna’s legal team countered, saying she “has the right to a jury trial against Defendant Kim Kardashian for defamation,” the judge ruled in Kim’s favor, granting the request.

“There is no evidence that defendant Kim Kardashian took a ‘responsible part’ in the publication of the alleged statement by the other defendants,” the ruling stated.

 

 

 

 

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