Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna have suffered a setback in court, with a judge ruling a lawsuit against them can move forward.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a Los Angeles judge ruled the lawsuit filed by Chyna’s former friend, Pilot Jones, can move forward.
The judge did dismiss the majority of claims in Jones’ lawsuit. However, he did allow him to continue on with his claim of “intentional infliction of emotional distress” againstKardashian.
The order reads, “Kardashian makes the argument that the texts were not real threats. The Court rejects this argument as Jones declared in his Opposition that the texts caused him to feel unsafe in public specifically as a result of the text messages, which indicates that Jones received them as threats."
The judge is allowing Jones to continue to go after Chyna for leaking his personal email and phone number. The case is ongoing.
Last year, actor Pilot Jones (real name: Justin C. Jones) sued his Chyna (real name: Angela White) and Kardashian.
In his lawsuit, Jones said when a photo of him making out with Chyna leaked, Rob and Chyna blamed him for selling the photo and then publicly exposed him as bisexual and released his private phone number to the public.
He denied leaking the photo in question, which caused a rift between Rob and Chyna at the time and says them leaking his number caused him to receive threatening message.
Jones claimed Rob and Chyna ruined his life and claimed he attempted suicide from all of it. He sued seeking $2 million dollars in damages.
Chyna fired back at the lawsuit denying she did anything wrong. She argued, “At all times during our friendship, J.C. was very open about his sexuality, that he was gay. I witnessed him kiss another man in front of other people on at least one occasion. I also saw him stick his back side in another man’s face at least one time. I recall that his social media posts at the time did not hide the fact that he was gay. Based on everything I knew about J.C., I believed that he was an openly gay man and that his sexuality was well known.”
Kardashian also demanded the lawsuit be thrown out. He placed the blame on Chyna and denied all wrongdoing.
Kardashian said he never spoke to Jones on the phone. He added, “I have never been friends with or an acquaintance of Jones.”
He said, “I never conspired with Ms. White or anyone else to “execute a campaign of cyberbullying against Jones”. Kardashian adds, “I never threatened to disseminate private information about Jones to the public, including without limitation his sexual orientation, his cell phone or his email address.”
He denies ever leaking Jones’ cell phone number or posting any disparaging remarks about him. He claims, “I am aware that’s Jones’s allegations arise in part from Instagram posts that Ms. White published to the social media platform in or around October 2016. I had no involvement in drafting those Instagram posts whatsoever. “
Jones recently submitted a text conversation with Chyna and Kardashian. In the alleged messages, Jones points to several threats from Kardashian saying he would hire a hitman.