The Kardashians and Jenners were less than excited to hear about Kim Kardashian’s sex tape scandal during the jury’s selection for the family’s pending trial against Blac Chyna.
Page Six was in the Los Angeles Supreme Court on Monday when Kardashian-Jenner’s attorney Michael Rhodes asked a group of potential jurors if they had strong positive or negative feelings toward reality television.
One potential juror, a man who was apparently in his 50s or 60s, claimed he had never watched “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, but remarked: “I watched [Kim] Kardashian’s sex tape, and I do not think I can be impartial about this matter. “
The reaction elicited a roar of laughter from the other potential jurors who sat in the audience. After that remark, Khloé Kardashian (37) was seen fixing Kim’s long, dark locks – as if to comfort her sister.
Kris Jenner, 66, then shook her head after the same man repeated to the judge that it would be difficult for him to serve as a jury member because he would play “that sex tape over and over” in his head.
While Kim (41) kept her gaze to the front of the courtroom, Khloé seemed visibly irritated by the remarks and carried the same facial expression with her as she, her sisters and Kris walked out of the courtroom for a breather.
Khloé, Kim and Kris sat in the first row of the audience seats with Kylie Jenner (24) and their revamped security team. Rob Kardashian, 35, was not present.
Chyna, 33, was also in the courtroom and sat in front next to her lawyer, Lynne Ciani. Her mother, Tokyo Toni, also attended the meeting.
As of Monday, two groups of potential jurors – a total of 76 people – have been asked questions to determine whether they are eligible to serve impartially in the trial. Lawyers plan to question a third panel of 24 potential jurors on Tuesday.
Several of the people interviewed on Monday said they know of the Kardashians and Jenners because of their children, who watch their programs and follow them on social media.
One jury member admitted it would be difficult for him to be impartial during the trial because he did not like reality TV and wished the program “was not on anymore.”
E! ‘s “KUWTK” was on for 20 seasons from 2007 to 2021. At that time, several spin-off programs – including “Rob & Chyna” – debuted. Their latest series, “The Kardashians,” just launched on Hulu last week.
In 2017, Chyna filed a lawsuit against the entire Kardashian-Jenner family – including Kourtney Kardashian (43) and Kendall Jenner (26) – over claims of assault, abuse, domestic violence, libel and interference with prospective economic relationships.
The reality star, who shares 5-year-old daughter Dream with Rob, accused her ex of being an “addict” and his family of being “media predators” who pulled the headline of the former couple’s program.
Chyna is claiming more than $ 40 million for loss of earnings damage and more than $ 60 million for loss of future earnings damage.
The Kardashians and Jenners responded to Chyna’s claims with a lawsuit of their own, claiming the influencer violently attacked Rob.