The Star (Jamaica)

Blac Chyna appealing defamation ruling


Blac Chyna’s mom has set up a GoFundMe page to fund her daughter’s appeal against the Kardashian-Jenner family.

The 33-year-old model had accused the relatives of her former partner Rob Kardashian of defamation, which she alleged resulted in the cancellati­on of E! series Rob and Chyna in 2016, and was seeking $108 million in damages from the billion-dollar family. But on Monday, the 12-member jury found the

Kardashian-Jenners shouldn’t have to pay damages regarding the former make-up artist’s loss of income and future earnings.

Blac Chyna had vowed to appeal the decision and now her mom, Tokyo Toni, who was banned from the courtroom during the trial for making threats against the Kardashian­Jenners on social media, has asked fans to contribute to help pay the future legal costs.

The GoFundMe page is titled ‘Cheering for Chyna’ and, at the time of writing, had received 43 donations and raised $780 towards its target of $40,000. Blac Chyna shared a link to the online fundraiser in a now-expired Instagram story.

Her attorney Lynne Ciani vowed to appeal shortly after the verdict was announced. She said: “Two things. Number one, the jury found that Chyna had not physically abused Rob Kardashian.

“Number two, the jury found that all four defendants intentiona­lly interfered with [Chyna’s] contracts with the E! Network. We will appeal the remainder of the verdict.”

Blac Chyna has five- year- old daughter Dream with Rob and nine-year-old son King Cairo with rapper Tyga. Several accusation­s had been made throughout the trial claiming Blac Chyna had exhibited “threatenin­g” behaviour towards her former flame and his family over the years.

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