According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Chyna has provided the court with a list of people who she plans to call as witnesses in the upcoming trial with Backgrid.
The reality star lists her herself, as well as her ex, Rob Kardashian. She claims Rob will speak to “her business background, family posts, community posts, monetizing on Instagram, willfulness, and others use of Ms. White’s posts.”
She then lists Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who she wants to testify about Facebook posts, specifically, “Access to other’s posts; fan page monitoring; copyright advisement; tracking post history and repost history.”
Blac Chyna estimates both testimonies should last about 30 minutes each.
The trial is scheduled to begin on July 9, 2019.
As The Blast first reported, Blac Chyna was sued by the photo agency, Backgrid, who claimed the reality star posted pics of herself on September 13, 2017, and October 27, 2017, that were taken by their photographers.
The company claimed they own the rights to the pics and never licensed them to Blac Chyna. They said by posting the pics to her nearly 14 million followers, BC diminished the value of the photos for further sale.
Backgrid said that in one of the social media posts in question, Blac Chyna used one of the images to promote a fashion brand — so Backgrid claimed she essentially profited off of the unauthorized use of their photo.
The agency sued seeking $150,000 per infringement, plus damages.
Chyna has refused to settle and demanded the case be dismissed, arguing the alleged reposting was fair use and demanded the lawsuit be thrown out.