Blac Chyna vs The Kardashians: Tokyo Toni banned from courtroom

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  • Blac Chyna's case against the Kardashian family has officially commenced.
  • Chyna as well as Kris, Kim, Khloé and Kylie will take the stand during the 10-day trial.
  • On Tuesday, Chyna's mother, Tokyo Toni, was disallowed from entering the courtroom for the remainder of the trial between her daughter and the Kardashian family.


Blac Chyna's case against the Kardashian family has officially commenced.

The socialite is suing the family for $100 million, claiming they defamed her and influenced the cancellation of the reality show Rob & Chyna.

Here's what you need to know about the trial:

When did it all start?

Chyna, whose real name is Angela White, first filed a case against her ex-fiancé Rob Kardashian in 2017.

In court documents obtained by People, Chyna claimed Rob's July 2017 social media outburst in which he accused her of cheating and drug abuse caused significant damages to her brand.

The lawsuits also stated Rob's actions and his family's influence are what brought on the cancellation of the E! reality show.

In the same year, Rob also filed a lawsuit against Chyna, alleging she committed domestic violence against him in December 2016 in the home they once shared.

The Kardashians denied any wrongdoing and in 2017 asked the courts to dismiss Chyna's case, but it was rejected by the court in 2018.

Five years on, a judge ordered the Kardashian/Jenners to be deposed for a second time

"Chyna will be permitted to question all individuals, despite their objection to the trial court that they are 'too busy running billion-dollar companies' to comply with Chyna's subpoenas," Chyna's attorney Lynne Ciani said in a statement to E! News in January.

"The trial court agreed with Chyna that Kris, Kim, Khloe, and Kylie are not above the law, and they must respond under oath to questions by her attorney."

When does the trial start?

The trial commenced on Monday with Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Kris Jenner attending the jury selection for the lawsuit.

Per Vulture, with the jury selected, proceedings will begin soon and will last for 10 days. A long list of familiar faces and a few executives from E! are expected to testify, with more potential witnesses expected to be called.

Who is expected to testify?

Chyna as well as Kris, Kim, Khloé and Kylie will take the stand during the trial. And, while he was not at the jury selection, the list also includes Rob.

Also on the list is Corey Gamble, Ryan Seacrest (executive producer of Rob & Chyna), Adam Stotsky (president of E!), Ashuanna Ayers (Chyna's former agent), Demondre Edwards (former director of business and legal affairs at E!), and Farnaz Farjam (vice-president at Bunim Murray Productions).

What does Blac Chyna's mother have to do with it?

On Tuesday, Chyna's mother, Tokyo Toni, was disallowed from entering the courtroom for the remainder of the trial between her daughter and the Kardashian family.

According to TMZ, Toni dragged the family in an Instagram Live video on Monday, hours after the Kardashian/Jenner family appeared in court. 

The video reportedly includes hysterical laughing and continuous profanities directed towards the Kardashian/Jenner clan. At one point, she says the family "looked dead" as they sat in court and compared Kris Jenner to a character from the movie Saw.

In a separate moment in the video, she raps about the family, saying: "They got no fatty. They need a daddy."

In court on Tuesday, the Kardashians' attorney, Michael Rhodes, told the judge Toni had made threatening comments against them in the video. This prompted the judge to ban her from attending further proceedings.

Blac Chyna's attorney, Lynne Ciani, responded that Chyna has no control over her mother's words.


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