The Kardashian-Jenner clan were left reeling after a possible juror mentioned Kim Kardashian’s sex tape during jury selection.
The family are facing a $100 million lawsuit over claims of assault, battery, domestic violence, defamation and interference with prospective economic relations made by Rob Kardashian’s ex, Blac Chyna.
On Monday (18 April), jury selection began at Los Angeles Superior Court. Of course, the day was not without its drama.
According to Page Six, the Kardashian-Jenner attorney, Michael Rhodes, asked a group of potential jurors if they had strong feelings – positive or negative – towards reality television.
An older man claimed that he’d never watched Keeping Up with the Kardashians but said: “I have watched [Kim] Kardashian’s sex tape, and I don’t think I can be impartial on this case.”
The potential jurors reportedly erupted in laughter while the Kardashian-Jenner family looked considerably vexed at the remark.
However, the cringe-worthy incident didn’t end there.
The same man then reiterated to the judge that it would be difficult for him to serve as a juror because he would be ‘replaying that sex tape over and over again’ in his head.
Around 100 potential jurors have now been drilled in court to determine their eligibility to remain unbiased during the trial.
A number of individuals questioned on Monday revealed they knew about the Kardashian-Jenner family because of their kids, who watched their shows and followed their unescapable social media presence.
One juror said it would be difficult for him to remain impartial during the trial because he doesn’t like reality TV and wished the show ‘wasn’t on any longer’.
During jury selection, Blac Chyna was present in the courtroom alongside her lawyer, Lynne Ciani. Her mother, Tokyo Toni, was also in attendance.
However, ex-fiancé Rob was not present. The pair share five-year-old daughter, Dream.
Chyna has accused her ex of being an ‘abuser’, as well as comparing his family to ‘media predators’ who axed the former couple’s reality show.
The pair previously had a reality series titled Rob & Chyna, a spinoff of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, but the show was cancelled as the second season was being filmed.
Chyna is looking to bank more than $40 million for loss of earning damages and more than $60 million in loss of future earning capacity damages.
However, the Kardashian-Jenners responded with their own lawsuit, alleging the influencer violently attacked Rob.
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