Rob Kardashian could face a legal battle for posting naked photos of his former fiancee, Blac Chyna, on social media. (Courtesy photo)

California’s revenge porn law could put Rob Kardashian in jail

The latest episode of the saga of Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna’s tumultuous relationship could have some very serious consequences.
The couple have been hot and cold since first getting together in Jan. 2016.
But things took a turn when Kardashian took to Twitter and Instagram last week to post naked photos of his former fiancee. Now, he could be facing serious legal problems under California law Penal Code 647 (j)(4), enacted in 2014 to ban revenge porn.
The law prohibits purposefully distributing an image — knowing there was an understanding it would remain private — of “the intimate body part of another identifiable person.” Further, one must know the distribution of the image would cause the person serious emotional distress.
Chyna is working with lawyer Lisa Bloom, who has worked on other revenge porn cases.
In a statement released on Friday, Bloom wrote “Mr. Kardashian, you are now on notice: revenge porn is illegal. Cyberbullying your ex is harassment.”
If found charged and found guilty, Kardashian could face six months in jail.

CITY COMEDY SEARCH

It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it: Talent scouts from Southern California were in town at Cobb’s Comedy Club over the weekend, picking contenders for StandUp NBC, an annual national search for comedians of diverse backgrounds.
Nine out of dozens in contention made the cut for Sunday night’s showcase: Joe Dosch, Chris Estrada, Teresa Lee, Ali Macofsky, Sammy Obeid, Lukas Seely, Kiry Shabazz, Kabir Singh and Long You.
Karen Horne, the NBC executive in charge, said she and five other judges on the panel (including Michael Cox, who books comics on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”) saw 121 performers who waited in line at Saturday morning’s open call; they each had one minute to show their stuff.
In the afternoon, several dozen who got called back (as well as some more seasoned comics who were invited) had two minutes to prove themselves.
The semifinalists will go up against competitors from other cities in the finale, which happens in the fall. The winner gets a talent holding deal from NBC, which inevitably will lead to other performance opportunities.
Previous winners include the Bay Area’s own W. Kamau Bell.
Scoop!, in the house at the Saturday afternoon callback, is rooting for Shabazz, who hit with a hilarious bit about a fast-food worker superhero.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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