ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A settlement was reached ahead of a second trial between the Kardashian family and former reality TV star Blac Chyna.
Jury selection was due to begin Monday in a trial over Chyna’s allegations that her ex-fiancé Rob Kardashian maliciously posted nude photos of her in 2017 after their tumultuous split, but according to court documents, the parties told the judge they had agreed to wedding. village.
Emails to attorneys for both sides asking for comment and clarification on the terms of the settlement were not immediately returned.
A lawsuit seemed all but inevitable after a judge last week denied a motion by Kardashian’s lawyers to enforce a settlement they said both parties had reached.
The trial was supposed to be a sort of follow-up to a defamation lawsuit earlier this year in which Chyna, whose legal name is Angela White, alleged that Kardashian’s mother and sisters – Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner – slandered her as violent. and unstable, and convinced producers and executives to cancel her reality show Rob and China.
The Kardashians won a landslide victory in this lawsuit on May 2. Four women attended most of the hearing, and all four were tested, although they were in New York for the Met Gala when the verdict was announced.
Rob Kardashian, who has a daughter with Chyna, was not the defendant in this trial, but often gave angry and sometimes sad testimony about the nightly quarrel that led to the end of their relationship.
Chyna initially filed one lawsuit against the entire family, but the judge ruled that the charges against Rob, which also included assault charges, should be dealt with separately. Fewer members of the famous family were expected to attend the second trial, with only Rob and Kris Kardashian to testify.
In the first trial, the jury found that the Kardashians acted in bad faith in their conversations about the couple’s problems with Rob & China producers and E! the network that broadcast it. But they found that it did not materially affect Chyna’s contract or the fate of the show, and she was not awarded damages.
Chyna’s attorney, Lynn Chiani, said after the verdict was handed down that she and her client were disappointed but felt justified by the jury’s findings, which she said demonstrated that Chyna did not physically abuse Rob and supported their assertion that the Kardashian women tried to interfere with her contract. be on the show.
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