Blac Chyna To Seek Restraining Order Against Rob Kardashian Over 'Revenge Porn' Photos
Blac Chyna will be seeking a restraining order against Rob Kardashian on Monday, following a series of sexually explicit photos of Chyna posted by Kardashian to his Instagram account. Chyna's attorney Lisa Bloom announced the plans to file in a tweet on Friday:
I represent Blac Chyna. I just gave Rob Kardashian notice that we'll be in court Monday seeking restraining orders against him. More to come— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) July 7, 2017
Kardashian posted the photos Wednesday during a social media rampage accusing Chyna, his former fiancé, of cheating on him. Instagram proceeded to shut Kardashian's account down, after which he continued his posting on Twitter.
After Bloom, the same high-profile attorney who represented Kathy Griffin after her controversial Trump photos, announced the plans to file, she told TMZthat Rob Kardashian is "a cyberbully who has posted intimate pics of Chyna, sensitive medical information and viciously attacked her online," adding that the restraining order is "a women's rights issue."
Speaking to the Washington Post, Bloom described the mindset of someone perpetrating revenge porn as "I’m going to get back at you by humiliating you." If Blac Chyna chooses to pursue legal action in a civil courtroom, Bloom believes the revenge porn law "clearly applies" to Kardashian's actions.
California's revenge porn law went into effect in 2013, with a consequence of either six months in jail or a $1,000 fine. Revenge porn is defined as sexually explicit photos posted "with the intent to cause serious emotional distress." TMZ notes, however, that Blac Chyna "liked" the photos on Instagram, which could complicate accusations of emotional distress.
LAist has reached out to Lisa Bloom but did not receive comment at time of publication.