Blac Chyna’s lawsuit against the Kardashian-Jenner family will no longer include Kim Kardashian.
In 2017, Chyna sued ex-fiancé Rob Kardashian’s family for defamation and intentional interference with her E! contract. Kim, 41, her mother Kris Jenner, and sisters Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jenner were sued.
The trial began five years later, on April 20. The Kardashian-Jenner family lawyer requested Kim be removed from the lawsuit. As per court documents obtained by PEOPLE, “[Blac Chyna] has not identified an allegedly defamatory statement by Kim Kardashian or an instance where she ratified an allegedly defamatory statement by another party.”
“[Blac Chyna’s] vague assertion on the record during [her] argument that Kim Kardashian ‘ratified those statements and encouraged her sisters to make them’ — without specifying how Kim Kardashian ratified them and to whom — is woefully insufficient to maintain a claim,” the document continues.
“Additionally, statements by other Defendants cannot form the basis of a defamation claim against Kim Kardashian because neither her mother nor her sisters ever acted as her agent.”
However, Chyna’s legal team argued that she “has the right to a jury trial against Defendant Kim Kardashian for defamation,” and that removing SKIMS creator would be “completely contrary to law.”
But a judge granted the Kardashian-Jenners’ lawyers’ request. ‘There is no evidence that defendant Kim Kardashian was responsible for the publication of the alleged statement by the other defendants.’