Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna: A Timeline of Their Legal Battles

Nicole Pomarico | Mar 23, 2020 Celebrities
Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna: A Timeline of Their Legal Battles
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Rob Kardashian, Blac Chyna
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For Keeping Up With the Kardashians fans, the relationship between Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna has been a total roller-coaster of drama -- and it's still been going, even more than three yeas since they officially went their separate ways. Yes, they still coparent their adorable daughter, Dream Kardashian, but their split led to a lot of ups and downs over the years, with many of them involving trips to the courtroom. In all of this, we feel for Dream the most, but it obviously hasn't been a time for either Rob or Chyna ... and much of their drama has been played out either on reality TV or on social media for the world to see.

But their legal issues haven't only centered around custody of Dream and Rob's child support payments ... it actually goes a lot deeper than that. Who could forget Rob posting those NSFW photos of Chyna on Instagram as a way of exposing her for cheating after they'd broken up? And Chyna hasn't just been suing her ex, either. In fact, she's gotten most of his family involved, too, including Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian, and she isn't backing down on that particular battle just yet.

Even in the best of times, Rob and Chyna's relationship was volatile, so it's no surprise that things got even uglier after their split ... and the hits just keep on coming.

Read on for a complete timeline of Rob and Chyna's legal issues since they broke up back in 2017. Most of these courtroom battles are still ongoing -- including Rob's fight for sole custody of their daughter -- so it seems like there's no end in sight for them. 

  • February 2017: Rob & Chyna Announce Their Split 

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    Rob Kardashian, Blac Chyna
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    Although it had been clear for several months at this point that things weren't working out between Rob and Chyna -- like the text messages that leaked in December where it seemed Chyna was sharing that she was only with Rob for his fame -- it wasn't until February 2017 that they made their split official. At the time, a source told E! News that they were living apart, and Rob was focusing more on his sock line than anything else. 

  • July 2017: Rob Shares NSFW Photos of Chyna on Instagram

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    By the summer of 2017, things had turned incredibly ugly for Rob and Chyna. Rob took to Instagram to accuse Chyna of cheating on him with multiple men, and even accused her of doing drugs at the same time. He also shared text messages and explicit, nude photos of Chyna without her permission. At this point, it was clear that there was no going back, and their drama was just beginning.

  • Chyna Sues Rob 

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    Blac Chyna
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    In a matter of days after Rob's Instagram rant, Chyna took legal action. Not only did she file for a restraining order against him (which was quickly granted), but she got lawyer Lisa Bloom on the case, too. 

    "Mr. Kardashian, you are now on notice: Revenge porn is illegal," Bloom said in a statement at the time, according to The LA Times. "Cyberbullying your ex is harassment. Chyna ended your relationship months ago, and she has the right to live as she chooses, work as she chooses, dress as she chooses, date who she chooses and be intimate with who she chooses."

  • September 2017: Rob & Kylie Sue Chyna 

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    A couple of months later, the legal drama continued when Rob and Kylie sued Chyna for assault and more than $100K in property damage to Kylie's home. As People reported at the time, in the complaint, they accused Chyna of "nothing short of an outright fraud to shake down the Kardashian family," claiming that she used them to further her own career. 

    Rob also accused Chyna of choking him with an iPhone cord in the same suit. 

  • October 2017: Chyna Sues the Entire Kardashian-Jenner Family

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    Blac Chyna
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    Chyna didn't just have a bone to pick with Rob, she was upset with all of his sisters and his mom, Kris Jenner. She filed a lawsuit claiming that the Kardashian had messed with her livelihood, leading to the cancellation of Rob & Chyna on E!.

    "Rob Kardashian is an abuser intent on destroying Angela White, the mother of his baby, who left him in 2016. In revenge, the Kardashian-Jenner family became media predators, slut-shaming her on social media and killing her hit television show [‘Rob & Chyna’], which had already begun filming a second season," the suit stated, according to Page Six. 

  • November 2017: Chyna Drops Everyone But Kim & Kris From the Suit

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    Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner
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    Just a month after Chyna's lawsuit against the entire Kardashian-Jenner fam, she changed her tune. By November, TMZ reported that Chyna had dropped most of Rob's family from the lawsuit -- minus him, Kris, and Kim. Given that Kris and Kim have heavier roles in producing the reality shows than Rob's other sisters do, it made sense to only focus on them  ... but it was still clear that Chyna was coming for blood.

  • April 2018: The Stroller Incident 

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    On Easter 2018, Chyna was caught on camera assaulting someone at Six Flags Magic Mountain with a stroller while she was at the theme park with Dream and her son, King. At that point, sources reported that Rob was planning to file for custody of Dream to keep her safe after witnessing such a violent outburst -- and according to TMZ, this only gave him more fuel to use against her in court. 

  • November 2018: Rob Wants to Pay Less Child Support 

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    By the end of 2018, Rob was coming forward, asking that he no longer pay the $20,000 a month in child support to Chyna that he had been paying thus far. The Blast reported that he claimed at the time that his income had decreased, given that he was no longer appearing on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Rob even asserted that Chyna should be the one paying him child support, since she was now worth more than he was. 

  • Chyna Slams Rob

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    Chyna wasn't impressed that Rob didn't want to pay child support anymore, and she let the world know about it in posts on her Instagram Story. "So my children aren't supposed to live the same lifestyle as their fathers ETC ETC ha! As a single mother I provide for them and give them the luxury lifestyle they deserve... wow," Chyna wrote.