Kylie Jenner an American popular model testified Monday that she expressed considerations to her brother Rob Kardashian about his new girlfriend and soon-to-be actuality TV co-star Blac Chyna, as a result of she had heard Chyna had a bent to abuse medication and alcohol and turn out to be violent and had gotten a attainable glimpse of it herself.
“I felt it was my obligation to specific my considerations, however in the end it was as much as him,” Jenner, now 24 and a teen on the time, mentioned from the witness stand at a Los Angeles trial. She mentioned her brother didn’t heed her warnings, and continued with the connection.
Chyna is suing Jenner and three different members of the Kardashian household, alleging they defamed her as violent and compelled the cancellation of her actuality present, Rob & Chyna, after one brief season.
Each Chyna and Jenner had earlier relationships with the rapper Tyga, and Chyna had a baby with him. Jenner mentioned Tyga advised her darkish tales of his time with Chyna and confirmed her a 6-inch knife scar he mentioned she gave him whereas abusing medication and alcohol, Jenner mentioned.
Jenner mentioned that whereas courting Tyga, she had acquired no less than one threatening textual content message from Chyna.
“From what I bear in mind she despatched me a bunch of satan emojis, and mentioned one thing like ‘counting down the times’ till she might beat me or one thing,” she mentioned. “I didn’t report it, as a result of I assumed they had been empty threats.”
Jenner testified that when Rob Kardashian and Chyna started courting in January of 2016, she didn’t belief that Chyna’s love was real.
“I felt like me courting the daddy of her baby had one thing to do with it, and perhaps she was out with my brother for different causes”
Nonetheless, she mentioned, she was cautiously optimistic after they introduced in April 2016 that they had been getting engaged, and mentioned in Could that they had been having a child collectively.
“I used to be comfortable for my brother on the time,” Jenner mentioned, “however simply curious how it might go.”
Rob & Chyna would premiere in September, the couple would have a daughter, Dream, in November, and in December they might have an all-night celebration of their present being accepted for a second season that changed into a bitter combat.
That dispute, and the way violent it could have turn out to be, was on the heart of testimony from each Chyna and from Jenner’s mom Kris Jenner. Chyna said she was being playful when she wrapped a phone-charging twine round her fiancé’s neck and grabbed his gun. Kris Jenner, who didn’t witness the combat, testified through tears that she felt that Chyna had tried to “murder” her son.
Kylie Jenner, whose residence the 2 had been dwelling in, testified that within the aftermath of the combat she noticed a few of the harm, and remembers her brother being emotionally traumatized, however couldn’t recall seeing any proof of bodily damage.
She positively got here away believing the violence had been severe, she testified.
“He used the phrases, ‘She was making an attempt to kill me’” Kylie Jenner mentioned.
Jenner returns to the witness stand on Tuesday.
The 2 different defendants, Khloé Kardashian and Kim Kardashian, are anticipated to testify later within the week. Kim Kardashian was not in courtroom Monday for the primary time within the six-day-old trial.
One other witness, Jeff Olde, who in 2016 was a senior vp of the E! community, which aired each Rob & Chyna and Holding Up With the Kardashians, testified that he accepted a second season for the present, although additional approval from his bosses would nonetheless have been wanted.
However his pleasure for extra episodes was based mostly on the concept it might embody the celebrities getting married.
“I believed it was actually promising as a result of with a marriage that gave us a hook for season two,” mentioned Olde. “Everybody loves a marriage.”
Chyna’s lawyer Lynne Ciani pressed Olde over an e-mail he acquired from Kylie Jenner expressing considerations about violent habits from Chyna. The e-mail is a key factor of Chyna’s defamation case.
Olde testified that it didn’t particularly affect his resolution to reverse course on a second season for “Rob & Chyna.”
“I don’t actually take course from 17-year-olds,” he mentioned.
The same e-mail quickly after from Khloé Kardashian additionally had little impact, he mentioned. He thought the present must be canceled, he testified, as a result of the couple it featured was not a pair.
“It was the Rob and Chyna present and there was no extra Rob and Chyna,” he mentioned. “It was not the present we purchased.”