Court documents reveal that Ryan Seacrest’s deposition on Kylie Jenner is expected to be discussed by Blac Chyna in court on Tuesday, April 26.
In May 2019, Seacrest was questioned about the Life of Kylie, which he produced, and aired for one season on E! in 2017. The reality show debuted following season one of Rob & Chyna.
Chyna is suing the family over the cancellation of her show Rob & Chyna, seeking $109,635,021 in economic damage and $36,000,000 in damages for emotional distress. She claims the show was renewed for a second season but then canceled by the family out of spite.
Seacrest was asked if he thought the ratings for Life of Kylie were a “disappointment,” he said, “I would have nothing to base that on. I would look at ratings, but I don’t have the ratings. I don’t know what the ratings were, so I don’t know the answer to that.”
Seacrest added that he was “not informed” that the Life of Kyle was “testing poorly even with die-hard Kylie fans.” He also said he doesn’t “remember any discussions with Kylie” or Kris Jenner regarding the series.
Chyna named Seacrest in a defamation suit against Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Khloé Kardashian, initially filed in 2017. The Kardashian-Jenner family requested to dismiss the case, but that request was denied in 2020. The trial began in early April 2022.
The family lawyer, Michael G. Rhodes, said, “Before trial began, these claims were absurd. Now that [Chyna] has testified in her entirety and has no additional testimony or evidence to offer on her damages, defendants respectfully submit that entering such an instruction would be a vastly inadequate remedy. Ms. White’s unsupported and wildly speculative claims for damages must not be allowed to go to the jury.”
Rhodes claims that Chyna has provided the court with “no documentary evidence, economic analysis, or expert testimony.”