LOS ANGELES ( Associated Press) – Kylie Jenner testified Monday that she expressed concerns to her brother Rob Kardashian about his new girlfriend and soon-to-be reality TV co-star Blac Chyna after he heard that Chyna was involved in drugs and alcohol. had a tendency to abuse. became more violent and himself had a possible glimpse of it.
“I felt it was my duty to express my concerns, but ultimately it was up to her,” Jenner, now 24 and a teen at the time, told a witness stand at the Los Angeles trial. She said that her brother did not heed her warnings and continued the relationship.
Chyna is suing Jenner and three other members of the Kardashian familyAllegedly they maligned her as violent and forced the cancellation of her reality show, “Rob & Chyna”, after a short season.
Chyna and Jenner both had previous relationships with rapper Tyga and also had a child with Chyna. Jenner said Tyga told her dark stories from his time with Chyna and showed her the 6-inch knife mark she said he gave her while abusing drugs and alcohol, Jenner said.
Jenner said that she had received at least one threatening text message from Chyna while dating Tyga.
“From what I remember, he sent me a bunch of devil emoji, and said something like ‘count the days,’ until he couldn’t beat me or something,” she said. “I didn’t report it, because I assumed they were empty threats.”
Jenner testified that when Rob Kardashian and Chyna began dating in January of 2016, she couldn’t believe that Chyna’s love was true.
“I felt like I was dating the father of her baby, that had something to do with it, and maybe she was out with my brother for other reasons?”
Still, she said, in April 2016 she was cautiously optimistic after they announced they were engaged, and in May said they were having a baby together.
“I was happy for my brother at the time,” Jenner said, “but was just curious how it would go.”
“Rob and Chyna” will premiere in September, the couple will have a daughter, Dream, in November, and in December they will celebrate all night for the show’s second season that turned into a bitter fight.
This controversy, and how violent it can get, was at the center of the testimony of both Chyna and Jenner’s mother, Kris Jenner. Chyna said she was being fickle When he wrapped a phone-charging cord around his fiancée’s neck and grabbed her gun. Kris Jenner, who didn’t see the fight, testified through tears That she thought Chyna had tried to “murder” her son.
Kylie Jenner, whose home the two were living in, testified that she saw some damage after the fight, and recalled emotionally traumatizing her brother, but did not recall seeing any evidence of physical injury.
She certainly went on to believe that the violence was serious, she testified.
“She used words like, ‘She was trying to kill me,'” Kylie Jenner said.
Jenner returns to the witness stand on Tuesday.
Two other defendants, Khloe Kardashian and Kim Kardashian, are expected to testify later this week. Kim Kardashian was not in court on Monday for the first time in the six-day-old trial.
Another witness, Jeff Olde, who appeared on E! Was the Senior Vice President of The network, which aired both “Rob and Chyna” and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, testified that they approved a second season for the show, although further approval from their bosses would still be needed.
But his enthusiasm for more episodes was based on the idea that it would involve the wedding of the stars.
“I thought it was really promising because with a marriage that gave us a hook for season two,” Olde said. “Everybody loves marriage.”
Chyna’s lawyer, Lynn Ciani, pressed Olde over an email she received from Kylie Jenner, which expressed concern about Chyna’s violent behavior. Email is a key element of Chyna’s defamation case.
Olde testified that this did not particularly affect his decision to reverse course in the second season of “Rob & Chyna”.
“I don’t really take instruction from 17-year-olds,” he said.
He added that a similar email shortly after Khloé Kardashian had also had little effect. He thought the show should be cancelled, he testified, because the couple featured in it were no longer a couple.
“It was the Rob and Chyna show and there was no more Rob and Chyna,” he said. “It wasn’t the show we bought.”
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