Facing legal consequences for attacking his ex-fiancée Blac Chyna on social media, Rob Kardashian has hired a former member of the so-called “Dream Team” that defended O.J. Simpson at his notorious 1995 murder trial.
TMZ reports that Kardashian has hired attorney Robert Shapiro, who, along with Kardashian’s late father Robert, helped acquit O.J. Simpson for the double murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.
Shapiro appeared on the reality star’s behalf at a Los Angeles court on Monday, where Chyna was granted a temporary restraining order against Kardashian.
Shapiro told reporters that his client “agreed to stipulate to the temporary restraining order and all conditions attached thereto.”
The high-profile attorney also offered an apology in court on Kardashian’s behalf for “what has taken place in the past couple of days.”
He said that Kardashian’s primary focus is the well-being of their daughter, Dream.
According to TMZ, Shapiro called his client’s cyberbullying “a spontaneous reaction that he regrets.”
As Crime Online previously reported, the younger Kardashian posted several explicit photos of his ex-fiancée on his Instagram account before it was shut down. He then continued to rant against Chyna on his Twitter account, where he accused her of cheating and “having a baby out of spite.”
Chyna and Kardashian, who appeared together on the reality television show Rob & Chyna, were engaged in April 2016 and their daughter was born in November 2016. They ended their relationship one month later.
Chyna appeared on Good Morning America on Monday prior to her court appearance, where she said she was “devastated” that Kardashian posted private photos of her. She claimed she sent her ex a video of her in bed with another man as a way of getting Kardashian to leave her alone.
The New York Daily News reports that Chyna claimed in court documents that Kardashian punched her and tore the hinges off a door while she cowered in fear on April 8, and that he had threatened suicide on multiple occasions.
In a statement to reporters after the judge granted the temporary restraining order, Chyna’s attorney Lisa Bloom celebrated what she called “a complete and total victory,” noting that the order prohibits Kardashian from coming near Chyna, cyberbullying her, or posting any photos or videos of her “of a personal nature.”
Bloom described revenge porn as an “important women’s rights issue.”
“Revenge porn is a form of domestic abuse,” Bloom said. “It is also a crime in California and 38 other states, and it’s a civil wrong.”
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