“[Blac Chyna] started hitting [Rob Kardashian],” Gamble, Kris Jenner’s partner, testified. “I was able to get in the middle of the two. I even got hit two or three times”
In a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday, Corey Gamble became the star witness for his girlfriend Kris Jenner and three of her daughters, testifying that he personally witnessed Blac Chyna “punching” Rob Kardashian during a pivotal fight at the center of Chyna’s defamation claims against the world-famous women.
The evidence was important since Chyna, 33, maintains she never physically hurt Rob Kardashian, her former fiancé and the father of her baby Dream, during the raging brawl that forced her to leave the only Kardashian brother’s home.
Chyna, a model, and influencer who co-starred with Rob on one season of the E! reality show Rob & Chyna in 2016, admits she smashed a gingerbread house, a door, and a TV after Rob allegedly stole her phone the morning of the Dec. 15, 2016 fight, but she claims Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner illegally defamed her and destroyed her TV career by using the fight to portray her as
Gamble, 41, was called before jurors by Kardashian-Jenner lawyer Michael Rhodes on Tuesday to give the first third-party eyewitness testimony of the crucial brawl, and his version varied considerably from what Chyna described during her time on the witness stand last week.
Kris received an emergency phone call from Rob’s number shortly before “daybreak” on Dec. 15, 2016, according to Gamble, which awoke the pair in their bed. He claimed he could hear Chyna “screaming” obscenities at Rob while on speakerphone, including the remark, “I’m gonna kill you, you fat motherfucker.”
Gamble stated that he hurried out of bed, dressed, and refused to allow Kris to join him at Kylie Jenner’s house, where Rob and Chyna had been staying with their newborn daughter.
“Did Mrs. Jenner want to go?” Rhodes asked.
“She wanted to, but I told her ‘no’ because I felt like it would be dangerous for her, and I just don’t want anything to ever happen to her,” Gamble testified as Kris watched from the front row of the courtroom gallery with Kim and Khloé seated beside her.
Gamble said that getting to Kylie’s house took him only two minutes. When he arrived, he claimed to find Chyna standing about eight feet away from Rob, holding a “rod” that she quickly dropped when she realized he was there. According to Gamble, Chyna, whose official name is Angela White, then grabbed a phone wire and hurled it at Rob while also rushing at him and trying to hit him.
“By the time she got to him, she started hitting him. I was able to get in the middle of the two. I even got hit two or three times. And I was able to get him away, them two separated. And I told him to get his keys and his wallet and get the hell out of there,” Gamble told the jury.
“So she hit you?” Rhodes asked.
“Well, she was hitting at Rob, but I got in the middle so I just took a couple of hits,” Gamble testified.
“You saw that with your own two eyes?” Rhodes asked.
“Yes,” Gamble replied, sitting in the witness box wearing a black suit over a black dress shirt.
“And that’s your testimony under penalty of perjury, that you saw Ms. White that morning trying to and hitting Rob?” Rhodes asked.
“Yes,” Gamble replied, adding that when he noticed his car had blocked Rob’s in the driveway, he knew he had to be quick about moving it so Rob could “get to safety.”
“By the time I got to my car to move it, she had already jumped back on him and started punching him in the back, and the back of his head, and the side of his head. She was just hitting him, and I was just trying to get back,” Gamble testified as several jurors scribbled in their court-supplied notebooks.
He said as soon as he jumped out of his car and Rob prepared to back out, Chyna “threw a chair” at Rob’s car. “It hit the front side of his car, and when she tried to grab a little table, and I grabbed that out of her hands and Rob was already slowly backing out of the driveway to leave,” he testified.
“And you saw that with your own two eyes?” Rhodes asked.
“Yes,” Gamble replied.
Gamble is called to appear again on Wednesday. His testimony came after Kim and Khloé Kardashian testified earlier in the day that they did not meddle with Chyna’s contract on Rob & Chyna and that they were not the reason E! opted not to air the second season of Rob & Chyna, as Chyna claims in her lawsuit.