Rob Kardashian testified Wednesday that he feared for his life one night in 2016 when his then-fiancée Blac Chyna pointed a gun to his head, pulled a phone charging cable around his neck and struck repeatedly with a metal rod while under the influence. of substances.
“She strangled me, she put a gun to my head twice, she was on cocaine and alcohol,” Kardashian said, her voice rising almost to a scream in a courtroom in Los Angeles as Chyna’s attorney, Lynne Ciani, sought to cast doubt on the attack and its severity.
Chyna is suing Rob Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, and sisters Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, alleging they spread false information that she assaulted him in order to get him. keeping up with the Kardashians spin off Rob and Chyna canceled and ruining her reality TV career.
During an emotional and contentious hour on the stand, Rob Kardashian got angry when Ciani asked him why photos and video in the days that followed showed no marks on him, despite his testimony that she hit him several times with a 6 foot metal bar.
“Did you have as much as a bandage on you?” asked the lawyer.
“I just told you it didn’t leave a mark on my face!” said Rob Kardashian. “And the gun to my head twice during the night didn’t leave a mark on my temple!” »
Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian watched the testimonial from the front row of the gallery, and had no visible reaction.
Chyna testified earlier in the trial that she had never been violent towards Rob Kardashian.
She said that on the night of December 14 and the morning of December 15, 2016, the couple celebrated the news that Rob and Chyna got a second season.
The all-night celebration turned into a bitter fight in the morning, when he took his phone and locked himself in a closet, looking for evidence of communication with other men, a- she declared.
She testified that earlier in the evening she playfully wrapped a phone charging cord around Rob Kardashian’s neck because he was ignoring her, and picked up a gun he always kept unloaded on a table. bedside table for a joke.
The chain of events would lead to the end of the relationship, and their spectacle.
Rob Kardashian, 35, the youngest of Kris Jenner’s four children with the late Robert Kardashian, has kept a much lower public profile than his mother and sisters. He was mostly an off-screen character and only occasionally appeared on the family’s reality show.
He broke from the pattern in 2016, spending a year in the spotlight before it all went wrong. He and Chyna started dating in January, announced their engagement in April, announced they had a child together in May, had their own reality show in September and had a daughter, Dream, in November.
He testified on Wednesday that he felt in retrospect that their love had never been real and that he had been at the “lowest, worst point” in his life when their relationship began.
He said the mating was “toxic” from the start and she beat him up at least five times during the year-long relationship.
“Strangling someone, beating someone, that’s not family,” he said. “That’s not love to me. »
Rob Kardashian wore a loose, untucked black shirt on the stand. Her otherwise dark testimony had most of the courtroom laughing when Ciani suggested that two videos she showed were shot on the same day because he was wearing the same thing.
“It doesn’t mean anything,” he said. “I wear the same thing every day. »
Rob Kardashian is not charged in this lawsuit. Chyna’s allegations against him, stemming from the same incidents, will be dealt with in a separate lawsuit when that is complete.
Earlier Wednesday, Corey Gamble, a key witness backing up Rob Kardashian’s account of the assault, insisted he saw Chyna hit and whip him with a phone charging cord, as Ciani attempted to poke holes in his story.
“I said she attacked him,” testified Gamble, the longtime boyfriend and sometimes co-star of keeping up with the Kardashians matriarch Kris Jenner. “What I saw is what I saw. »
Gamble said he rushed to the house the couple were staying in after Kris Jenner received an early morning call from his son, who seemed deeply distressed.
When he arrived, he said, Chyna was holding some kind of metal rod and threw it away. She lunged at Rob Kardashian, whipping the phone cord at him and then punching him.
“The moment she reached him, she started hitting him,” Gamble said. “I managed to get in the middle of them both. I was even hit two or three times. »
Gamble said Chyna threw a chair at Rob Kardashian’s car as he drove away, then tried to grab a table, but Gamble stopped her.
During cross-examination, Ciani had Gamble read a statement he had submitted in the case two years earlier, in which he said he had arrived to find Chyna punching Rob Kardashian with her fists. , but did not mention any of the objects.
“Haven’t you seen enough to mention the metal rod, the rope, or the table?” asked Ciani.
“I don’t know why I didn’t include those details,” Gamble said.