Rob Kardashian regrets posting Blac Chyna’s intimate photos during a social media meltdown last week and has apologized, his lawyer said Monday after a judge granted a restraining order barring him from cyber-bullying and “slut shaming” the model.
“I personally, on Mr. Kardashian’s behalf, apologized and offered our regrets for what has taken place in the past couple of days, and now we move forward to do one thing and one thing only, whatever’s in the best interest of this child,” lawyer Robert Shapiro said after the hearing.
“The child is with Mr. Kardashian,” he said, referring to the couple’s 9-month-old daughter Dream.
“They’re working this out amongst themselves as good parents to do what is going to be in the best interest of the child,” he said.
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Shapiro said Kardashian voluntarily agreed to “all conditions” of Chyna’s restraining order petition.
“Our primary interest going forward for Mr. Kardashian is the health and welfare of the baby, and both parents are working toward that goal,” he said.
Before the hearing, Chyna clutched the arms of her lawyers Lisa Bloom and Walter Mosley as she walked through the courthouse wearing a cream-color pantsuit.
In the hearing, Chyna only spoke to answer “yes” to a question and name her nanny.
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The judge granted her the temporary domestic violence restraining order pending a follow-up hearing Aug. 8.
“You have, as of today, the same protections as if I had ordered what you requested,” Judge James Blancarte said.
“The court is not in the business of separating biological parents from their children,” the judge said, explaining the parents would continue to share custody and exchange the child through their caregivers.
As she emerged from the hearing, Chyna greeted a member of her entourage with a single word, “Wow.”
The model and beauty product entrepreneur said in a sworn statement obtained by the Daily News Friday that Kardashian published her naked photos without her consent and roughed her up in a violent outburst last Spring.
In her declaration, Chyna said Rob turned physically abusive on April 17 when she asked him to stop trash-talking her in front of her 4-year-old son, King Stevenson.
“I can say whatever the f—k I want!” she claims Kardashian shot back before he reached for her phone so she couldn’t call King’s dad, who also happens to be the ex-boyfriend of Kardashian’s younger sister Kylie Jenner.
“Rob immediately grabbed my phone and pushed me to ground by aggressively shoving me by the side of my arm and hitting me on the thigh,” Chyna said in her statement to the court.
“I fell down from the blow to my thigh and could hardly walk for a while after that. It left a bruise where he hit me,” she said.
Chyna, 29, claimed Rob would “regularly” grab for her phone to see who she was texting.
“He was always jealous and at times would even outright steal my phone so that he could go through it to see what I was saying to other people,” she said.
“Rob has been violent with me in the past and I am afraid to be around him,” Chyna claimed.
The model and former exotic dancer said she never gave Kardashian permission to post the nude photos of her that he shared during his online tantrum.
She was particularly disturbed by a photo showing her in childbirth.
“Rob publicly shamed me by posting a picture of me during labor of our daughter Dream and said, ‘Everyone wonders how Chyna lost all that weight after the baby and she lies to everyone but no I’m such a great husband that on our anniversary I paid 100K to do this surgery to get all everything fixed,’” Chyna told the court.
“This is a HIPPA violation and a violation of my privacy rights under the California Constitution.”
Bloom said she was retained by Chyna on Thursday.
“I’m very proud to represent (Chyna), and we are ready to fight for her rights in court to protect her as a woman and as a mother against Rob Kardashian’s vicious cyberbullying of her and his acts of revenge porn,” Bloom told the Daily News.
She said in a statement that it was time for Kardashian to “back off” and start acting “like a grownup.”
“Mr. Kardashian, you are now on notice: revenge porn is illegal,” Bloom said in her statement. “Cyberbullying your ex is harassment. Chyna ended your relationship months ago and she has the right to live as she chooses, work as she chooses, dress as she chooses, date who she chooses, and be intimate with who she chooses.”
Bloom said she and Chyna wanted to take a stand and set an example.
“Chyna and I both believe that this is an important women’s rights issue, as too many women and girls have been slut-shamed by exes. It stops now,” she said. “Your attempts to shame and control her are hereby rejected. Her body, her choice. Her life, her choice.
Kardashian, 30, posted several naked images of Chyna to both Instagram and Twitter during his Wednesday meltdown, justifying his abusive actions with claims the reality star had cheated on him.
He also claimed he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on jewelry and the alleged body surgeries for Chyna and accused her of consuming drugs and alcohol while under the same roof as their daughter.
The nude images were scrubbed from Kardashian’s Instagram shortly before his entire account was suspended. He then moved his tirade to Twitter.
“Just sad. Loved Chyna as my wife and accepted all the wrong she did and continued to ride for her and remain Loyal to her. Never did I cheat,” Kardashian tweeted Wednesday. “But she couldn’t remain loyal and cheated and f–ked way too many people and she got caught and now this is all happening and it’s sad.”
California law defines revenge porn as naked or explicitly intimate images of someone released without the victim’s consent and with an intent to inflict emotional distress.
Bloom — who recently represented actress Mischa Barton in a restraining order case involving allegations of revenge porn — told The News last week that she believed Kardashian had violated California’s revenge porn statute when he released the nude images.
“The criminal penalty is up to six months in jail,” Bloom said Wednesday, before she was hired to represent Chyna.
“If she sued him for money damages, the amount she received would depend on the emotional distress she suffered. Given that he has a large social media following, if the jury was sympathetic to her, she could recover millions.”
Kardashian and Chyna began dating in January, 2016 and were engaged three months later. Dream was born in November, and the couple broke up in December, according to Chyna’s statement to the court.
“What Rob has done is called ‘slut shaming’ in social media,” Chyna said in her filing. “It is used by men to degrade and shame a woman after the couple breaks up.”
She said slut-shaming is “another form of harassment and a very public way to degrade and debase a former girlfriend.”
She wanted orders prohibiting him from releasing her private photos, her home address, her medical history and photos of her children. She also asked that he be forced to stay 100 yards away from her at all times.
With PETER SBLENDORIO
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