Just when we thought there was a handle on the drama between Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian, the exes threw us for a loop. Just two weeks ago we were excited to think that the couple had finally reached an amicable agreement. On September 15th, 2017, the exes with perhaps one of the most tumultuous relationships we’ve seen in a while, settled their domestic violence case. They had even managed to work out a custody plan for the daughter they share, 10-month-old Dream Kardashian.
In case you missed it, this whole thing started, on July 5th, 2017, when Rob Kardashian began posting explicit images of his ex on Instagram and Twitter. Rob was making claims of infidelity, drug use, and accused Chyna of using him for his money. Chyna swiftly hired Lisa Bloom (who represents the woman involved in the Kevin Hart extortion case as well as Quantasia Sharpton and two unnamed plaintiffs in the Herpes case against Usher). Bloom is well known in the revenge porn world (she represents Mischa Barton) and even before being hired by Chyna, Bloom had tweeted: “Note to Rob Kardashian: revenge porn is a crime. And in my Mischa Barton case judge agreed it’s a form of domestic violence. Knock it off.”
Bloom got the ball rolling on a restraining order against Kardashian, and explained that they would be seeking further legal action. Chyna and Kardashian seemed to be doing fine living their separate lives.
And then, a break in the case! A court official confirmed on Friday, September 15th, that Chyna agreed to drop the domestic violence case against her ex after a coming to a private agreement. The couple had been scheduled to appear in court on September 18th for the restraining order. Allegedly Kardashian is still planning on keeping his distance despite the expiration of the restraining order.
Lisa Bloom explained in a statement that while Chyna has chosen to “take the domestic abuse hearing scheduled for Monday, September 18th off calendar” Chyna still has options. “She will always have the right to go back into court if further incidents of domestic abuse occur.” Although there has not been any word of LAPD investigating Rob for revenge porn, it is a crime in California (as well as in 37 other states) so he certainly is going to have to control himself in that regard. Click here for more info about the revenge porn claims.
And as for custody of 10-month-old Dream? It looks Chyna and Kardashian will share joint custody. Though Bloom made sure to note that reports that Rob has “more than 50 percent custody” are untrue. She also said that claims that Chyna left Dream home alone while she went out partying, were “outrageous.”
“Like many working mothers, Chyna does sometimes leave her baby with a nanny while she goes to work. Rob should stop defaming the mother of his child and instead should become accustomed himself to the concept of working for a living, something Chyna has always done before, during and after her relationship with him to support herself and her children.” Gotta hand it to Bloom, like her own mother, famed lawyer Gloria Allred, she does stand up for the rights of working women. Need some ice for that burn, Rob?
And so although Chyna’s decision to drop the case did not resolve all of the issue between the two, at the time, it had certainly seemed to put to rest the nastiest and most distracting of all the claims. But, not so fast. Even though Chyna settled her custody war (and will be getting $20,000 per month in child support for Dream) she was not quite down with the Kardashians or Rob.
Turns out that Rob Kardashian believes in “an eye for an eye” apparently because on September 27th, 2017, Rob sued Chyna alleging she assaulted him in December of 2016. According to the lawsuit, Chyna tried to choke Rob with an iPhone charging cable, and then continued to beat him, striking him in the head and face. Rob says that she did all this as she was high on drugs and alcohol.
Kardashian also claims that Chyna went on a rampage around the house that they were renting from Kylie Jenner. According to Rob, Chyna’s rampage cost more the $100,000 in damages to the home. When rob tried to hightail it out of there, Chyna threw a chair at his car and hit Rob with a metal rod. If what Rob alleges is true, it looks like he was just biding his time, waiting for Chyna to drop her domestic violence suit so that he could go ahead and file his. He is suing her for assault, battery, vandalism, and also including Chyna’s contract for their reality show that ended up being canceled, “Rob & Chyna” for good measure.
So much for hoping everyone behaves.
Read updates on the litigation between Chyna and Kardashian.