Why did Blac Chyna sue the Kardashians?

Why did Blac Chyna sue the Kardashians?

June 21, 2021

A few months have passed since Keeping Up With The Kardashians braced themselves for full details of Kim Kardashian and Kanye's marriage breakdown as the show's final ever season began airing in March.

After a staggering 14 years and 20 seasons, KUWTK closed the reality series. 

This was not the only dramatic part of the Kardashians’ life as a dispute with Blac Chyna took different turns and twists.

Why did Blac Chyna sue the Kardashians? 

Thirty-two-year-old Chyna has battled the famous family in court since 2017 as she requested the unaired footage made from what would’ve been season two of Rob & Chyna be handed over.

Rob & Chyna premiered in September 2016 and ran for one season. It was renewed but later canceled by the network.

In addition to the footage, Chyna also alleged in the lawsuit that Kris and Kylie Jenner along with Kim and Khloe Kardashian “defamed” her.

The suit claims Chyna’s “highly lucrative contract” with the E! and parent company, NBCUniversal was shut down due to the family’s alleged involvement. 

Court papers show Chyna claims “illegal interference” caused the cancellation Rob & Chyna.

Did Chyna win the lawsuit against the Kardashian family?

BLAC Chyna reportedly scored a big legal victory against the Kardashians in December 2020 in the lawsuit over her canceled E! series with her ex-partner Rob Kardashian. 

After years of back-and-forth, a judge ordered that the short-lived reality series' production company, Bunim/Murray, hand over the content, Page Six revealed. 

Bunim/Murray reportedly have 45 days to hand over all of the footage. 

What did the canceled reality series footage contain?

According to Pages Six, the footage contained scenes that were filmed in March 2017 – showed Chyna with her then-fiancé, Rob Kardashian, 33, “in love.”

In the footage, the couple – who broke up shortly after – were “expressing love” to each other as Chyna underwent a medical procedure. 

Chyna’s attorney said in a statement to Pages Six in June that NBC executives “never viewed the existing unaired Season 2 footage.”

She claimed this “conclusively proves that Kris Jenner lied when she claimed that Chyna had ‘beat the [expletive] out of Rob’s face’.”

A month earlier, Kylie and Rob sued Chyna for battery after alleging she tried to choke the father of her daughter Dream with a phone cord.

The attorney added that the “executive-level decision-makers at the E! Network and NBCUniversal” – all of whom were white – “completely denied any due process to their black reality TV star regarding the fate of Season 2 of Rob & Chyna.”

In response, the Kardashian’s lawyer – Marty Singer – said: “This is a two-year-old lawsuit in which Chyna has changed her defense more times than we can count.

“Sadly, unsurprising to anyone, she has stooped to a new low, changing her defense to try to leverage the emotions and pain of the moment, insulting the pain and suffering of real victims of racial injustice and systemic racism.

Additional unused footage from Keeping Up With The Kardashians also taken in 2017 were also asked to be handed over. 

The KUWTK clips show Chyna and Rob working on their relationship and co-parenting their daughter, Dream. 

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