The trial proceedings on April 26 started off with a bang when Blac Chyna’s lawyer, Lynne Ciani, excused Kylie Jenner from the witness stand, despite ending court the previous day with her testimony. Ciani swapped her out for Khloé Kardashian, who appeared frustrated with the repetitive questioning, as Nicki Swift’s reporter noted. After Khloé finished, Ciani then called on Kim to testify. That caused a commotion in the courtroom, with the Kardashian’s lawyer, Michael G. Rhodes, saying his client “wasn’t expecting that.” (It’s unclear whether Kim wasn’t expecting to get called after Khloé or whether she wasn’t expecting to testify that day.)
However, Ciani insisted the Kardashian’s legal team got ample warning. Before Kim took the stand, her lawyer requested a quick break because his client presumably was caught off-guard. After the judge granted the request, a smiling and seemingly embarrassed Kim, per the observations of Nicki Swift’s reporter, quickly trotted down the courtroom’s aisle with her head slightly turned down amid some light chuckling from the audience. What made the moment potentially more intense for Kim? Many in the courtroom turned in their seats to watch her swift exit. A few minutes later, Kim returned to the session, appearing as confident as ever. And when she took the stand, she unleashed some serious attitude befitting of a true mogul.
Often, it’s hard to imagine that the glamorous, measured facade Kim is famous for could be cracked by anything. But not expecting to be called to the stand in a lawsuit that could possibly cost over $100 million would be nerve-wracking for anyone, no?