Kim Kardashian testifies and causes a stir at the trial of “Blac Chyna”

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Chyna’s attorney, Lynne Ciani, showed Kardashian a series of text messages from late 2016 and early 2017 with Kardashian’s name attached.

Either way, Kardashian said she has no recollection of sending them, though she didn’t deny their likely legitimacy.

“I can’t remember the texts I sent this morning,” Kardashian said.

In response to viewing a text exchange, a lengthy conversation with a producer at production company Bunim Murray, which produced both shows, Kardashian acknowledged “that definitely sounds like something I would say.”

In it, she expressed her anger that Chyna could still be filmed for “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” in which Chyna occasionally appeared with her own show.

“I think we all need to take a break from filming at this point until we figure out what’s going on. She won’t be on our show,” the text read. “So if you’re going to film with Rob and Chyna, you’re going to lose the Kardashians and the Jenners.”

The text exchange includes several seemingly damning requests about Chyna filming for “her” show, but Kardashian insisted it was a quirk of technology.

“It’s clearly voice driven, like everything I send for so long, and it sometimes makes ‘our’ like ‘her’,” Kardashian said. “I would never call her show ‘her’ show, I would say “Rob’s show” since it’s a spin-off of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”. ”

She added that the recipient, Amanda Weinstein, hadn’t worked on “Rob & Chyna.”

Kim Kardashian said the text exchange showed she and her family had no power over what producers and the network ultimately decided about the shows.

“No one listens to us, no one respects us,” read one text message.

What they could do was withhold their own stake in the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” case.

“I have every right as a cast member to say we really need a break,” Kardashian said.

Much of the trial now in its seventh day, including testimony from Kardashian’s mother Kris Jenner and sister Kylie Jenner, focused on a fight between Chyna and Rob Kardashian on December 15, 2016. , which led to the couple’s eventual breakup and the cancellation of their show.

Ciani asked Kardashian if she saw any injuries on her brother that day.

“I just remember at that time he was super emotional, and it’s all just so fuzzy,” Kardashian said. “I remember he was really red, but I don’t remember anything very specific , just that it looked bloated and red.”

When asked if and how she told the producers of the shows or anyone from E! network about Chyna attacking her brother, she said she didn’t remember, but acknowledged that it was likely brought up during “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” meetings.

“Typically, each family member would say how they felt and what they were going through, and say if we had any photoshoots or things we wanted to schedule for filming,” she said. “I would like to be honest in my concern for my brother. But I’m not sure where, when or how it would have happened.”

When repeatedly asked if she ordered her sisters to tell executives and producers about the attack, which the lawsuit alleges, Kardashian said she didn’t recall doing so. , eventually becoming mildly angry with Ciani but remaining calm.

“I know you want my answer to change,” Kardashian said. “You asked the same question four times, I wish I had a better answer for you, but I can’t remember.”

When asked specifically if she asked Kylie Jenner to email about it, Kardashian replied, “I don’t control my sisters’ lives and I don’t have a conversation with them before. than they send e-mails.”

The Kardashians’ attorney, David G. Rhodes, declined to cross-examine her, but he intends to put her back on the stand when he presents the defense, as he plans to do with all Kardashian witnesses.

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