The Kardashians' legal showdown with Blac Chyna has taken a dramatic turn early on in proceedings,

as the family's lawyer requested that Chyna's mother not be allowed in the Los Angeles courtroom.

Chyna—real name Angela Renée White—is suing the famous family for $100 million

amid allegations that they defamed her and interfered with her contracts,

eventually leading to her reality TV show being canceled.

The family has denied all wrongdoing and has counterclaimed that Chyna was violent

towards Rob Kardashian, with whom she shares five-year-old daughter, Dream.

And while Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Khloé Kardashian have been seen

in the courtroom with their mother, Kris Jenner, their attorney expressed concerns

about the presence of mother Tokyo Toni, real name Shalana Hunter.

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