Blac Chyna is no stranger to public opinion, and she seems to have used that knowledge in her new film.
The 34-year-old actress will play a publicist in the Amazon Prime movie Secret Society 2: Never Enough.
Her character, named Vicki, specializes in crisis management for celebrities, and she will do anything for her clients.
New role: Blac Chyna is no stranger to public opinion, and she seems to have used that knowledge in her new film (pictured 2021)
In the movie, she takes a particular interest in two characters named Celess and Si Si, rising stars with dark secrets.
The Rob & Chyna star will act alongside All Eyez on Me actress Erica Pinkett, Vivica A. Fox of Set It Off Fame and model Jeremy Meeks.
TMZ reported that three of Blac Chyna’s songs will be used in the upcoming movie as well.
‘Blac Chyna is definitely no stranger to headlines and publicity, so naturally she nailed her part as a publicist!’ Executive Producer Miasha Coleman told the outlet. ‘We are also excited to showcase her music in Secret Society 2. They fit the vibe of the movie perfectly.’
Secret Society 2: Never Enough is due out on Amazon Prime on July 29.
The film’s premiere will come after a year fraught with lawsuits for the Washington D.C. native, two of which came against one of America’s biggest families.
Chyna recently accepted a cash settlement in the revenge porn case against her ex-partner Rob Kardashian.
Crisis management: The 34-year-old actress will play a publicist in the Amazon Prime movie Secret Society 2: Never Enough (pictured May 2022)
Soundtrack: TMZ reported that three of Blac Chyna’s songs will be used in the upcoming movie as well
Just how much Rob – Chyna’s co-star in the reality show Rob and Chyna and father of her five-year-old daughter Dream – agreed to pay Chyna hasn’t been disclosed and will likely remain ‘confidential.’
But the settlement averts a jury trial that was scheduled to start last week at Los Angeles Superior Court.
As prospective jurors gathered outside the courtroom, neither Chyna nor Rob showed up – and nor did their attorneys – for what was supposed to be the process to select 12 men and women for a jury.
Instead, Judge Gregory Alarcon’s clerk announced that a settlement had been reached between the former couple.
Judge Alarcon scheduled a hearing, on August 12, in which he’ll formally dismiss Chyna’s revenge porn lawsuit against Rob, which she filed almost five years ago.
The settlement came four days after a motion from Rob claiming the two had already agreed a settlement was thrown out by the judge.
Lawsuits: The film’s premiere will come after a year fraught with lawsuits for the Washington D.C. native, two of which came against one of America’s biggest families (pictured with Rob Kardashian, 2016)
Settled: Chyna recently accepted a cash settlement in the revenge porn case against her ex-partner Rob Kardashian
Chyna had insisted that she’d never signed any such agreement.
And, after hearing arguments from lawyers on both sides, Judge Alarcon denied Rob’s motion to enforce the settlement he insisted they had reached.
In the settlement Rob claimed he and Chyna brokered, she supposedly agreed to drop the revenge porn lawsuit if he got her removed from another unrelated lawsuit brought against both of them by her former friend, Pilot Jones, who accused them of falsely outing him as gay.
His attorney, Eagan, argued Thursday that the settlement Chyna denied signing, was actually agreed on May 23 via email by her attorney Lynne Ciani.
And, he added, Rob lived up to his side of the bargain by getting Chyna removed from the Jones lawsuit.
Motion denied: The settlement came four days after a motion from Rob claiming the two had already agreed a settlement was thrown out by the judge (pictured 2016)
Strong rhetoric: Chyna’s attorney called Eagan’s motion to enforce the settlement he claimed Rob had, ‘absurd’ and ‘preposterous’ (pictured 2021)
‘We performed the request…..And we got the dismissal (of the Jones case), signed by Mr. Jones.’
But he said, Ciani was trying to renege on the agreement and push for the revenge porn trial anyway.
‘She is trying to re-trade after we performed our part of the agreement,’ said Eagan. ‘It’s a classic bait and switch with them saying now, ‘We want hundreds and thousands of dollars.’
Ciani called Eagan’s motion to enforce the settlement he claimed Rob had, ‘absurd’ and ‘preposterous.’
‘There is no binding agreement to enforce,’ she told the court Thursday. ‘They are trying to enforce an unenforceable agreement.’
She said that Chyna never agreed to give up her claim to financial damages for the revenge porn lawsuit if the Jones case was dismissed.
All about the money: ‘What X amount of dollars would get this settled,’ Ciani said. ‘If we came up with an amount to agree on, we would not be here today’
Coming off a loss: Thursday’s ruling sending the case to trial was a major victory for Chyna who is still smarting over her loss to the Kardashian women in April
‘We have a legal right to go to trial.’
Ciani added that the revenge porn case comes down to money.
‘What X amount of dollars would get this settled,’ she said. ‘If we came up with an amount to agree on, we would not be here today.’
Eagan proposed sending the case to a settlement judge for a ‘negotiated resolution.’
‘The parties do want to settle this case,’ he said. ‘Mr. Kardashian thought he had an agreement.
‘He doesn’t want his daughter in five or 10 years to read about a fight between her parents involving sexually explicit images.’
Ciani countered, saying that Chyna ‘wants her daughter to know that it is not OK to have nude photos posted against your will.
‘Revenge porn is serious – it’s a crime.’
Thursday’s ruling sending the case to trial was a major victory for Chyna who is still smarting over her loss to the Kardashian women in April when the jury in her $108 million defamation lawsuit against the billionaire family awarded her zero in damages.
Fighting back: ‘In this case, a Los Angeles jury reached a verdict that defendant Kris Jenner falsely claimed that “Chyna beat the s*** out of Rob’s face” and that defendant Kylie Jenner falsely claimed that Chyna would “proceed with using and physically abusing my brother’
Last week, Chyna’s lawyer, Lynne Ciani, told DailyMail.com that Jenner — the grandmother of Chyna’s daughter — is trying to ‘financially ruin’ her client.
At a two-week trial in April, Chyna accused Kim Kardashian, her sisters Khloé and Kylie Jenner and their mom, Kris, of defaming her and plotting to get her reality series axed.
While the jury did not completely exonerate the billionaire clan from blame, they did not feel Chyna deserved any damages and awarded her zero.
It was a massive defeat for the one-time model and now — rubbing salt into her her wounds — the Kardashians are demanding that she pay the $391,000 they say they spent fighting her lawsuit. And that doesn’t include their lawyers’ fees.
Attorney Ciani hit back Wednesday, telling DailyMail.com, ‘Kris Jenner’s attempt to financially ruin Angela White, the mother of her granddaughter Dream Kardashian, will not work.’
Partying: The four Kardashian defendants – Kylie, Kris, Khloé and Kim – attended nearly the entire trial, but when the verdict was read all were in New York at the Met Gala last month
Dream’s father is Kris’ son Rob Kardashian, Chyna’s former fiancé and her co-star on Rob & Chyna.
‘Under California law, costs are awarded to defendants only when they are without fault.
‘In this case, a Los Angeles jury reached a verdict that defendant Kris Jenner falsely claimed that ‘Chyna beat the s*** out of Rob’s face’ and that defendant Kylie Jenner falsely claimed that Chyna would ‘proceed with using and physically abusing my brother.’
‘The same Los Angeles jury reached a verdict that defendants Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner did not act reasonably and in good faith to protect their own economic interests in the Rob & Chyna show.
‘Angela White’s objectives in the litigation were to prove that Kris and Kylie Jenner’s statements were false and that all four defendants did not act reasonably and in good faith regarding Season 2 of Rob & Chyna.
‘Because Ms. White achieved these litigation objectives, defendants cannot be considered ‘prevailing parties’ under California law and they cannot recover their exorbitant litigation costs of $391,000 from Ms. White.’
According to a list of the purported expenses obtained by TMZ, the Kardashian–Jenner clan says Chyna owes enormous sums for a variety of trial costs including more than $9,000 for service of process, over $7,000 to host electronic documents, nearly $20,000 to pay the court reporter and $63,000 to cover depositions.
The single largest item was nearly $185,000 for ‘models, enlargements, and photocopies of exhibits.’
The family didn’t even bother listing a purpose for a final charge for almost $97,000, which they merely labeled as ‘Other.’
In addition to those expense, Chyna will be on the hook for the Kardashian–Jenners’ attorney fees.
According to the outlet, the judge who oversaw the lawsuit will have to sign off on the charges before Chyna will be required to cough up the money.
In response to the fees, the reality star’s mother Tokyo Toni is attempting to fundraise $400,000 to cover them.
Chyna had accused Kris and her daughters Kim, Khloé and Kylie of making statements to ruin or defame her reputation, along with trying to get her reality series canceled.
Though the jury ruled that the Kardashian–Jenners were at fault in some instances, Chyna was not awarded any damages.
Rob Kardashian’s ex was in the courtroom and showed off a seemingly emotionless face as the verdict was read, but the defendants, who had attended nearly all of the court sessions, skipped it to attend the Met Gala in New York City.
Although the jury did find that the Kardashians were not justified in telling Rob & Chyna producers that she had abused Rob, they didn’t believe that contributed to the cancellation of the series.
Kim was out of danger even before the verdict was reached, as the judge threw her out of the suit during deliberations.
Chyna has vowed to file an appeal.
Timeline of Rob and Chyna’s gun incident, breakup and show cancelation
December 14, 2016 – Chyna says she and her then-fiancé were ‘laughing and joking and being silly’ as they celebrated season two of Rob and Chyna being greenlit by NBC Universal.
She denies yelling ‘I’m going to kill you’ to Rob. She told the court that she pointed the gun upwards and didn’t put her finger where the trigger was.
Chyna says she put a phone chord around Rob’s neck ‘as a joke’, because ‘he was playing video games and I was just trying to get his attention.’
December 15, 2016 – Chyna smashes a TV and a gingerbread house and damages the bedroom door.
She said she was furious at Rob for taking her phone in a fit of jealousy and locking himself in a closet to check her messages.
Kris Jenner’s boyfriend, Corey Gamble, shows up at Rob and Chyna’s home.
Chyna says that he stood between her and Rob, telling Rob to get his car keys and get out of the house.
Chyna leaves the home with daughter Dream that morning.
January 2017 – Chyna says she and Rob hiked together in Malibu.
Rob reportedly goes with her to New York for her personal appearance at a strip club, where cameras followed her.
Chyna said she was also filmed by hand-held cameras at another Las Vegas appearance, which made her think they were shooting Rob and Chyna’s season two.
July/August 2017 – Chyna learns Rob and Chyna had actually been cancelled.
October 2017 – Chyna files a $108 million defamation suit against Kris Jenner and Kylie, Khloe and Kim Kardashian and accuses them of forcing producers to cancel her show.
April 19, 2022 – The case finally goes to trial.
May 2, 2022 – Chyna loses the case, and is awarded nothing in damages.