Don’t look now Kim! Court artist strikes again with another unflattering portrait of the Kardashians after first image went viral
- Kim Kardashian and her family were once again depicted in courtroom sketches on Wednesday
- Initial illustrations of Kim, Khloe, Kylie Jenner and momager Kris Jenner went viral earlier this week, with fans agog at how unrecognizable the stars were – with some joking that the artist must ‘hate’ them
- In new sketches released Wednesday, the four family members – who are all named defendants in the case – were seen in the Los Angeles courtroom
- Kim wore a light brown pant suit, Khloe a beige dress and long coat, with gray suede boots, and Kylie a black pant suit – while their mother Kris sported a gray pant suit
Kim Kardashian and her family were once again depicted in courtroom sketches on Wednesday, as they continued to defend themselves in the $108 million defamation lawsuit brought against them by Blac Chyna.
Initial illustrations of Kim, Khloe, Kylie Jenner and momager Kris Jenner went viral earlier this week, with fans agog at how unrecognizable the stars were – with some joking that the artist must ‘hate’ them.
In new sketches released Wednesday, the four family members – who are all named defendants in the case – were seen in the Los Angeles courtroom.
Don’t look now Kim! Court artist strikes again with another unflattering portrait of the Kardashians after first image went viral (Pictured above; Khloe, Kim, Kylie, and Kris)
Kim wore a light brown pant suit, Khloe a beige dress and long coat, with gray suede boots, and Kylie a black pant suit – while their mother Kris sported a gray pant suit.
All four watched intently as Chyna, dressed in a black jacket with brass buttons and wide lapels, answered what’s expected to be five hours of questioning from her attorney Lynne Ciani, and another five hours of cross examination from the Kardashians’ lawyer, Michael Rhodes.
Chyna is seeking $108 million in damages, charging the Kardashians with defamation and ‘intentional interference with contract’ that led to Rob and Chyna being cancelled.
Kim at court: Kim Kardashian is seen in the artist’s impression (left) and on her new Hulu show (right)
Looking intently: Khloe Kardashian is depictured in a court sketch, left (Pictured on her Hulu show, right)
Mogul: Billionaire Kylie Jenner is pictured in court (left) and seen in April this year (right)
Matriarch: Kris Jenner is seen above (left in a courtroom sketch, and right in 2013)
Chyna, 33 – whose real name is Angela White – was in the witness box for the trial resulting from her $108 million lawsuit claiming that America’s most famous reality TV family deliberately had Rob and Chyna axed.
She was speaking on the third day of the trial in Los Angeles.
On Tuesday the jury was told that a friend who had been FaceTiming with Rob Kardashian saw Chyna hold a gun to his head.
Just joking: Blac Chyna said in court Wednesday that she did not seriously pull a gun on Rob Kardashian
Watching: Khloe, Kim, Kylie and Kris are pictured in more courtroom sketches
‘I was joking…I would never shoot Rob.’ Blac Chyna insists she was fooling around when she put a gun to her Kardashian fiancé’s head
The Kardashians’ lawyer Michael Rhodes was making his opening statement which he began by asking each of his four Kardashian clients to stand as he introduced them individually to the jury.
First he brought up Kris Jenner whom Rhodes described as ‘mother and matriarch’ of the family and the ‘momager who manages the vast empire this family has built from scratch.’
Of Kim Kardashian he said she is ‘one of the world’s most famous people, an influencer’ as well as the mother of four kids.
Pictured: In this courtroom artist sketch, attorney Michael Rhodes and Kim Kardashian appear in court in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Trial: Chyna is pictured sitting in court in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Khloe Kardashian is a ‘successful businesswoman and entrepreneur in her own right,’ said Rhodes.
And Kylie Jenner, he added, is also an ‘accomplished businesswoman’ with more than 300 million Instagram followers.
‘Evidence will show that Miss White wanted something – she wanted to be one of them (the Kardashians),’ said Rhodes who refused to call the reality star Blac Chyna because ‘that’s a stage name and this is not a stage, this is a courtroom.’
In the defamation part of Chyna’s lawsuit, Rhodes told the jury that the Kardashians ‘did not defame the plaintiff.’
‘Brutal’: Social media user have been left in stitches by unrecognizable court sketches that depicted (from left to right) Khloe, Kim, Kylie, and Kris, who are currently embroiled in legal proceedings with brother Rob’s ex-girlfriend Blac Chyna
The attorney said that during the December 14 attack that Chyna denies, ‘there is no doubt that she got physical with Mr. Kardashian’ and she also put a phone cord around his neck and pulled.
Rhodes said that Chyna was ‘screaming and yelling’ smashed a TV and Kris Jenner’s boyfriend, Corey Gamble, had to physically get between the couple and tell Rob to ‘get your car keys and get out of here.’
The next day, he added, Chyna took her child and left and never lived with Rob again.
Team Chyna? However, other fans noted that courtroom sketch artist may have been a fan of Blac Chyna, as her illustration was a lot more complimentary
Kris and her daughters heard about the dust-up between Chyna and Rob and, added Rhodes, ‘They were very upset. That is not the kind of thing they want to play out on the shows that they produce…’
He told the court that it wasn’t a TV or Rob’s head that got broken the night of the fight, ‘The thing that got broken on December 14 was their relationship.
‘The relationship was over. There is no Rob and Chyna show if there is no Rob and Chyna.’
Talking point: The sketches, which are the work of illustrator Mona Shafer Edwards, sparked a lively debate on social media
Spot the difference! Sketch artist Edwards describes herself as ‘bringing a fluid, elegant and evocative style to illustrations’
Rhodes pointed out that Chyna ‘has no contract’ with the Kardashians. ‘Her contracts are all with E!.’
But as paid executive producers of Rob and Chyna, Kris and her daughters, cancelling the show cost them money as well.
‘They were acting against their own financial interests to protect someone they love (Rob),’ said Rhodes.
He added that E! paid Chyna a $100,000 cancellation fee when the first season of Rob and Chyna ended and an additional $370,000 to film more footage that could be used if Rob and Chyna did eventually come back for a second season. If that didn’t happen, the footage could be used on episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Kim, Kylie Jenner, Khloe and their mother, family matriarch Kris Jenner, are all named as defendants in the case
Chyna accuses the Kardashians of plotting to cancel her hit reality show Rob and Chyna
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