Fifteen years ago, Kim Kardashian and Ray J’s sex tape went public. Still, this week it was brought up during jury selection for Blac Chyna’s defamation lawsuit against the family.
On April 18, potential jurors were questioned if they had strong feelings about reality TV. One man, in particular, said he had never watched Keeping Up With The Kardashians, but he had watched the sex tape.
“I have watched Kardashian’s sex tape, and I don’t think I can be impartial on this case,” he said. Later, he added that it would be difficult for him as he would be “replaying that sex tape over and over again” throughout the trial.
Present in the courtroom were Kim Kardashian, her sisters, Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, and their mother, Kris Jenner.
Blac Chyna initially filed the lawsuit against the family in 2017, alleging the sisters and mother interfered with the release of the Rob & Chyna reality show.
“Blac Chyna will seek millions in compensatory and punitive damages from Kris, Kim, Khloé, and Kylie for defamation, intentional interference with contract, and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage,” her lawyer, Lynne Ciani, said in a statement. “Chyna is beyond thrilled that she will have her day in court.”
The family filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, but their request was denied due to “substantial evidence” of the unaired footage meant for season 2 of Rob & Chyna.
On April 2, Chyna went to Twitter to clarify she still plans to hold the Kardashians responsible for getting her show canceled.
“When they got my #1 hit show killed back in January 2017, that not only hurt me financially and emotionally, that hurt my beautiful KIDS,” she tweeted. “I’m taking them to court to stand up for my legal rights and to be an example to my kids that ‘what’s right is right, what’s wrong is wrong.’ And what they did was so wrong.”
“At the end of the trial, I’m going to be able to proudly tell King and Dream that I did everything I could to right the wrong that was done to me. And that, in life, it is my hope that they will be able to stand up for themselves when it matters too.”