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“I was devastated,” Chyna, whose real name is Angela White, said during a sitdown with ABC News that aired in part on Monday’s Good Morning America. “I’m like, how could somebody post these pictures of me? This is a person I trust. I just felt betrayed.”
Chyna has retained attorney Lisa Bloom, the daughter of Gloria Allred, who has recently represented Kathy Griffin and Mischa Barton. Bloom announced Friday on Twitter that they will be seeking a restraining order from Kardashian on Monday. “Mr. Kardashian, you are now on notice: revenge porn is illegal,” Bloom wrote. “Cyberbullying your ex is harassment.” She added, “Her body, her choice. Her life, her choice. Back off.”
A judge granted Chyna a temporary restraining order against Kardashian later on Monday.
On Wednesday, Kardashian accused Chyna of cheating on him and posted a number of sexually explicit images of Chyna during a social media rant. In California, where both Kardashian and Chyna reside, nonconsensual pornography is illegal. He later deleted the images.
The couple, who had their own E! reality show, Rob & Chyna, split in December following the birth of their daughter, Dream.
While speaking to ABC News, Chyna said she spoke to Kardashian about the posts and that the “moral of the story is he doesn’t respect me. So if you can’t respect me, you have to respect the law.”
She added that no one else from the Kardashian-Jenner family has reached out to her.
Chyna, who began dating Kardashian after her ex, Tyga, started dating Kardashian’s sister, Kylie Jenner, denied charges that the relationship with Kardashian happened out of spite. Chyna and Tyga have a 4-year-old son together, King Cairo.
“That’s not even my character,” she said. “I see all these things on the Internet and I never address it because I’m a bigger person. Rob came at me.”
She added, “I was already Blac Chyna before the Kardashians.”
Bloom stressed that it’s Chyna’s choice to post explicit photos, which she has done of her own accord in the past.
“This is like saying a woman can’t be raped if she previously chose to have sex with someone,” said Bloom. “It’s her body, it’s her choice each and every time. … It is a crime to post pictures like this.”
“I shouldn’t be bullied” just “because of something I used to do,” Chyna said, referring to explicit photos she has previously posted on social media. She said that when he posted photos of her, she felt “fearful.” “If you could do this, what else could you possibly do?”
The social media war began when Kardashian claimed in a video that Chyna sent him a video of her kissing another man.
“If somebody keeps poking at you and poking at you and poking at you and keeps poking at you, you’re eventually going to pop,” she said. “I thought, ‘Maybe if I send this video to him, then he’ll just leave me alone.'”
She said she hopes her speaking out will see a “domino effect.”
Chyna also claimed in her own social media posts that Kardashian beat her. ABC’s Linsey Davis, who conducted the interview, said Chyna told her there is “absolutely no chance” of reconciliation and claimed that Kardashian was physically abusive to her in April. She added that Chyna plans to keep joint custody of their daughter with Kardashian. Chyna said that she hopes she and Kardashian can “be the best co-parents” they can be from now on.
The Kardashians did not return a request for comment. The full interview with Chyna airs Monday on ABC’s Nightline. Watch the clip from GMA below.
2:30 p.m.: Updated with Chyna court appearance.
10 p.m.: Updated to include Nightline interview.
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