LOS ANGELES — The Kardashians have reached a settlement on the eve of their second trial against former reality TV star Blac Chyna.
A jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in Chyna’s allegation that her ex-fiancé Rob Kardashian maliciously posted nude photos of her in 2017 following their tumultuous split, but both sides notified the judge, according to court documents. , they have agreed to settle.
Emails from lawyers for both parties seeking comments and details on the terms of the settlement were not immediately returned.
The trial appeared all but certain after a judge last week rejected a motion by Kardashian’s lawyers to enforce what they said was a settlement between the two sides.
The trial is a sequel to a defamation trial earlier this year in which Sheena, whose legal name is Angela White, claims Kardashian’s mother and sisters – Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner – slandered her as violent and unstable, and persuaded producers and executives to cancel her reality show “Rob & Chyna.”
The Kardashians won a clear victory in that trial on May 2. The four women participated in most of the proceedings, and all four testified, although they were at the Met Gala in New York when the verdict was read.
Rob Kardashian, who has a daughter with Chyna, was not a defendant in that trial, but he often gave angry and even sad testimony about the late-night fight that ended their relationship.
Chyna initially filed a lawsuit against the entire family, but a judge ruled that the charges against Rob — which also included a battery charge — deserve their own trial. Fewer members of celebrity families are expected to appear in the second trial, with only Rob and Kris Kardashian expected to testify.
In the first trial, jurors found the Kardashians talking about the couple with “Rob & Chyna” producers and E! network, it broadcasts it. But they found it had no material effect on Chyna’s contract or the show’s fate, so she received no compensation.
Chyna’s attorney, Lynne Ciani, said after the verdict that she and her client were disappointed but believed the jury’s findings proved that Chyna did not physically abuse Rob and confirmed their claims that the Kardashian women tried to interfere with her contract said to participate in the show.
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