Days after Rob Kardashian posted a series of extremely explicit photos — while making some very severe allegations about the mother of his child — Blac Chyna has taken a major step to hold her ex-fiancée accountable for his Instagram rant earlier this week. According to the New York Daily News, civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom will be representing Chyna and will soon obtain a temporary restraining order for her against Kardashian. Some may say that Chyna taking protective action was to be expected, but who she hired to help her get it done shows just how serious things could get.
As The Los Angeles Times reported, Bloom is a "well-known celebrity attorney" who has represented other high-profile names Mischa Barton and Kathy Griffin, both of whom were involved in similar cyberbullying and revenge porn legal battles.
"Mr. Kardashian, you are now on notice: revenge porn is illegal," Bloom said in a statement on Friday, according to CNN. "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.”
"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," Bloom's statement continued added. "It stops now…. Her body, her choice. Her life, her choice. Back off."
To date, Kardashian hasn’t been charged with a crime. Representatives for him and Chyna have yet to return Romper's request for comment.
By hiring such a successful and high-powered attorney like Bloom, Chyna has indicated that she is determined to protect herself following the bitter online feud ignited by Kardashian. For reference, according to the New York Daily News, Bloom won when she represented The O.C. star Barton "after an ex-boyfriend threatened to publicly share videos of them having sex."
In the immediate aftermath, if Kardashian posts about Chyna on social media again with a restraining order in place, he may be breaking the law as — in some cases — simply posting about her on social media could constitute as a violation. And considering Bloom's resume, it's likely she will take every legal route there is to ensure Chyna and Kardashian are far away from each other — even in a digital capacity.
Under California's so-called "revenge porn" law, Kardashian posting nude photos of Chyna (allegedly without her permission) could be illegal if the state decides to press charges against him. Also, because Kardashian alleged that Chyna has used drugs in front of the daughter they share, Dream, her legal team could sue for defamation as well if the allegations are false. (Romper has reached out to Kardashian's representative regarding allegations of defamation.)
It's too soon to tell how all of this will unfold in the coming days and months, but it is very clear that Chyna and her attorney want Kardashian to take accountability for his actions.