- Said the former E juror! The president’s testimony in the Blac Chyna defamation suit earned him.
- Juror Michael Dandurand told Insider the trial was “entertaining” but could have been more brief.
- In the end, he said that the ending of “Rob & Chyna” reminded him of the Three Stooges episode.
alternate juror in Blac Chyna’s defamation case against Kardashian He said that the former E! President Adam Stotsky’s testimony about the demise of “Rob & Chyna” reminded him of an episode of The Three Stooges.
Michael Dandurand, an alternate juror during the trial, spoke to Insider outside Stanley Musk court in Los Angeles immediately after the verdict was handed down Monday in favor of the Kardashian-Jenner family.
As one of four alternate jurors, Dandurand sat through all the same evidentiary processes as the lead jurors, and was present throughout the trial, including sentencing. And although he did not end up replacing any lead juror at the trial or contributing to the final verdict, his case was settled by the end of the trial.
In particular, Dandurand was influenced by Stotsky’s comments about the age of “Rob & Chyna”.
“Without Rob and Chyna being married, there would have been no Rob and Chyna show,” Stotsky told the court last week. “We couldn’t produce a show if there weren’t a couple.”
Dandurand said he felt he understood why the show couldn’t go on without a working couple. Logic reminded him of “an old documentary about the Three Stooges.”
Dandurand told Insider that in the documentary, the producers explained that the show’s creators kept trying to replace the dead Stooges with new ones, and finally unsuccessfully tried to run with “Two Stooges.”
“The Contract Company said ‘We’ve hired three clients, but you’re not if you only have two,'” Dandurand recalls.
Dandurand added that the trial was “entertaining as a juror,” and said Chyna’s case could be more effective if it was “used as a personal witness at a later time.”
“She definitely looks like a victim,” Dandurand told Insider, “I think the issue for a lot of people in the jury room was the actual E contract! I personally think she might have a case against someone else.”
During the trial, Kardashian’s attorney Michael J. Rhodes asked Chyna about her claim that the mid-season cancellation cost her tens of millions of dollars in future income within the 11 hours of her testimony. In this line of questions, he asked if she had any bank accounts or recent tax statements to prove her financial position.
Chyna replied, “I don’t have any personal bank accounts,” she also admitted to the court No taxes have been filed for years.
A jury in Los Angeles on Monday unacceptable Defamation and interference with contract lawsuits are filed against members of the Kardashian-Jenner family after nearly two days of deliberation. While the jury found that none of the Kardashian-Jenners were responsible for any damages, the jurors also admitted that some family members were interfering with Chyna’s economic opportunities.
Chyna, whose legal name is Angela White, He was seeking $100 million in compensation From Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner, alleging that they spoke unfairly with her to E! CEOs five years ago after her split from Rob Kardashian led to the cancellation of the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” spin-off, “Rob & Chyna.”
During the trial, Stotsky was one of several network and studio executives who testified. His testimony echoed accounts shared by other executives and the Kardashian-Jenner family, who insisted that the toxic and volatile nature of the relationship was too much for television.
“That kind of intensity in a relationship, especially with a young child, was not something I wanted to be a part of,” Stotsky added. He also told jurors that shows were green lit for another season but were later canceled “all the time”.
He also explained that although the network signed off on financial analyzes for a second season, they never formally exercised their contractual option to move forward with the series. Finally, he said the famous family never twisted his arm to cancel the show.
“They really don’t have the authority to do that,” Stotsky said.