Inside Blac Chyna's Restraining Orders: Alleged Threats from Rob Kardashian — & What Could Get Him in Hot Water
On Monday, Chyna, 29, appeared at Los Angeles Superior Court with her lawyer Lisa Bloom, her rep and Bloom’s co-counsel Walter Mosley, and a small group of friends. She was granted temporary restraining orders against Kardashian, 30, which included barring him from posting about her on social media and sharing photos of their daughter, Dream, or Chyna’s eldest child King Cairo.
According to the court documents filed by Chyna, the reality star claims that the couple broke up in December and that she had sent him the explicit photos of herself that he shared on social media “months ago.” Chyna also alleged in the court documents that Kardashian hit her during an argument on April 8 that was sparked after he spoke “poorly” about Chyna in from of King. Chyna claimed that she hid in her bathroom while Kardashian allegedly trashed her closet, according to the court documents.
According to the court documents, Chyna was also fearful that Kardashian was going to publish her home address, which she said was a safety risk. She also alleged in the court documents that Kardashian was suicidal and had sent her text messages claiming that he was going to take his own life if she “didn’t do what he wanted me to do.”
Chyna also claimed that Kardashian owned a gun in the court documents.
During press conference outside the courthouse on Monday morning, Chyna told reporters: “I would first and foremost like the thank the judge for granting me this restraining order to protect me, and I’m going to get back to co-parenting Dream.”
Bloom also gave a statement: “I’m pleased to announce that in court this morning we had a complete and total victory. The judge gave us everything we asked for, which is a set of very strong and enforceable restraining orders against Rob Kardashian, restraining him from coming near her and restraining him from cyberbulling, restraining him from posting anything about her online of personal nature, including photos and videos. As we have said all along, revenge porn is a form of domestic abuse and is also a crime in California and 38 other states, and it’s a civil wrong. I have been very pleased to stand with Chyna and Walter on this important women’s rights issue.”
Kardashian did not appear in court, but his lawyer Robert Shapiro — who worked with the star’s late father, Robert Kardashian Sr., on the O.J. Simpson case — and attorney Samantha Klein appeared on his behalf.
After the order was granted, Shapiro told press that the welfare of Kardashian and Chyna’s daughter continues to be of foremost importance, saying, “Now we move forward to do one thing and one thing only — whatever is in the best interest of the child.”
Before that, as he walked in to the courtroom, Shapiro told reporters that Kardashian “regrets” his actions.
A source close to Keeping Up with the Kardashians tells PEOPLE that Kardashian’s momager Kris Jenner — who is currently in Italy on a previously planned European vacation with boyfriend Corey Gamble — was responsible for bringing Shapiro on board.
“She of course really cares what happens. She doesn’t want Rob to have a restraining order,” says the source. “She isn’t agreeing at all with Rob’s behavior, but will always help him out.”
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Last week, Chyna and Bloom announced their intention to secure restraining orders against Kardashian after his explosive social media rampage, in which he took to Instagram and Twitter to repeatedly post graphic and expletive-ridden content about his ex, in which he accused her of drug use, alcohol abuse and infidelity, sharing three nude photos of her. (His Instagram page was subsequently shut down, and he has not responded to PEOPLE’s repeated requests for comment.)
“Mr. Kardashian, you are now on notice: revenge porn is illegal,” Bloom said in a statement on Friday. “Cyberbullying your ex is harassment. Chyna ended your relationship months ago and she has the right to live as she chooses, work as she chooses, dress as she chooses, date who she chooses, and be intimate with who she chooses. Chyna and I both believe that this is an important women’s rights issues, as too many women and girls have been slut-shamed by exes.”
In an interview with ABC News that aired partly on Good Morning America on Monday, Chyna (née Angela White) said she was “devastated” by Kardashian’s actions.
“How could somebody post these pictures of me?” she said. “This is a person that I trusted. I just felt betrayed.”
“He doesn’t respect me,” she added. “So if you can’t respect me, you have to respect the law.”
Chyna also addressed Kardashian’s accusations that she had a baby with him “out of spite” in order to obtain revenge against his family. (Chyna has a famously complicated history with the Kardashian-Jenner women: She was previously engaged to and shares King Cairo with rapper Tyga, 27, who went on to date Kylie Jenner, 19, on and off for nearly three years. The two have since split.)
“That’s not even my character,” Chyna told ABC News. “I see all these things on the Internet and I don’t even address it. I was already Blac Chyna before the Kardashians.”
Chyna initially responded to the onslaught of Kardashian’s post in a Snapchat post last week, alleging that he hit her. The Snapchat was later taken down. Chyna told ABC News that the alleged assault occurred in April.
Though Kardashian has been officially silent since the tweet spree, a source close to Kardashian’s famous family told PEOPLE last week that the reality stars are “deeply disappointed and frustrated with Rob.”
“He’s made a difficult situation even worse,” said the source, noting that the family is focusing on ensuring Dream’s welfare.
“At this stage, the primary concern is protecting Dream from all this nastiness,” said the source.
Kardashian’s family members were not in attendance in court on Monday.