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Ryan Seacrest Dragged Into Rob Kardashian’s Courtroom Battle With Blac Chyna

Blac Chyna Attorneys Want To Depose Ryan Seacrest
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Jan. 21 2019, Updated 7:35 p.m. ET

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Ryan Seacrest could be thrust in the middle of Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's legal war, as the model's attorneys plan to question the TV and radio host on what he knew about the Kardashian-Jenner family's alleged plans to shut down the Rob & Chyna show, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report.

Lynne Ciani, one of Chyna's attorneys, said the team plans to also ask Ryan about a December 14, 2016 congratulatory Tweet he sent Rob about the show getting picked up for a second season. Chyna's legal team wants to get to the bottom of what the E! producer knew about the scheme the sisters allegedly hatched to push the Rob & Chyna show off the air and replace it with The Life of Kylie.

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While Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner were filmed on Keeping Up With the Kardashians season 13 discussing Rob and Chyna's relationship and their decision to stay out of the fray, Ciani alleged the family was already trying to replace the Rob & Chyna show from behind the scenes.

Ciani said they plan file a motion in the next few weeks to obtain more documentation concerning the family's discussions with the E! network and Bunim/Murray producers, as well as Ryan's deposition.

Ryan "was an executive producer on the show, and he put out that public Tweet congratulating his 'bro' and Blac Chyna for the pick-up of season two," Ciani said. "We have a basis to assert these claims and believe we are entitled to discovery related to them. He will either voluntarily agree, or if he doesn't agree, we will have to bring a motion to compel. We think the court will agree that we do have a right to take this deposition."

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Ciani said they also plan to take the deposition of Rob's talent agent, Lance Klein of William Morris Endeavor.

As Radar readers know, the former couple are suing each other. Rob filed a $767K claim that Chyna assaulted him and damaged his sister Kylie's home, where they were living in 2016.

Meanwhile, Chyna claims the family allegedly maneuvered to kill her contract for the reality show, and the production company and the E! network agreed to the move and replaced the time slot with Kylie's show.

The drama doesn't stop there. On Sunday, January 20, cops confirmed to Radar that they rushed to Chyna's home for a wellness check after a concerned caller claimed she was drunk around her kids.

Authorities told Radar no arrests were made, but a source close to Chyna said she believed her baby daddy made the call.

“Chyna thinks this is just another attempt to paint her as a bad mother," the source said.

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