Blac Chyna Lawsuit Update: Judge Drops Kim Kardashian As A Defendant

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Kim Kardashian's name has been cleared.

Kim Kardashian has scored yet another legal victory for herself. Months after convincing a judge to declare her legally single in her ongoing separation from Kanye West, the 41-year-old has successfully removed herself as a defendant in her family's lawsuit with Rob Kardashian's ex, Blac Chyna.

As PEOPLE reports, the news came from the courtroom on Friday, April 29th as the Kardashian-Jenner family attorney entered a request to have the SKIMS founder removed from the lawsuit, which has since been approved.

Blac Chyna Lawsuit Update: Judge Drops Kim Kardashian As A Defendant
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"Because [Blac Chyna] has neither identified an allegedly defamatory statement by Kim Kardashian, nor specified an instance where she ratified an allegedly defamatory statement by another party, the claim against her must be dismissed," legal documents obtained by the outlet read.

"[Blac Chyna's] vague assertion on the record during [her] argument that Kim Kardashian 'ratified those statements and encouraged her sisters to make them' — without specifying how Kim Kardashian ratified them and to whom — is woefully insufficient to maintain a claim," the document goes on, adding that "statements by other Defendants cannot form the basis of a defamation claim against Kim Kardashian because neither her mother nor her sisters ever acted as her agent."

The mother of two's legal team responded by pointing out that she "has the right to a jury trial against Defendant Kim Kardashian for defamation," saying that it would be "completely contrary to law" for Kim to be removed.

After hearing both sides, the judge ultimately sided with the Kardashians saying that "there is no evidence that defendant Kim Kardashian took a 'responsible part' in the publication of the alleged statement by the other defendants."

Elsewhere, the judge pointed out that Chyna's "unrelated assertion" claiming that "the alternate jurors were chosen in such a way that the randomness and fairness of the alternative juror process was not secured," is false.

Other recent updates from the courtroom have included Rob himself testifying that the mother of his child "tried to kill" him – read more about that here, and tap back in with HNHH later for more celebrity news updates.


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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.