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Kris Humphries

Suing Kim for Emotional Distress

Is Only Option to Score $$$

12/3/2011 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kris Humphries Upset
Kris Humphries will not get any money by fighting Kim Kardashian's attempt to divorce him -- but if he really wants to fight, there is something he can do to try and score millions from KK.

Sources directly connected with both Kris and Kim tell TMZ ... there is no point in challenging the prenup -- it's iron-clad and both sides know it. Fact is, if Kris gets his way and has the marriage annulled based on fraud, that would mean there was never a marriage and as a result he would have NO CLAIM to any of Kim's earnings during their 72 days of bliss because no marriage would have existed.

We've poked around and asked some experts what Kris might be able to do to score some cash, if he really wanted to do that. The only plausible scenario is if Kris files a claim against Kim for intentional infliction of emotional distress based on fraud. If he could prove Kim used him as a disposable groom for her reality show -- he could get monetary damages.

So, you ask, what would his monetary damages be? Well how 'bout this? If Kris sucks during the lockout shortened BBall season and gets cut from the Nets -- which is a possibility -- he could blame the distractions on his disastrous marriage and try to sock Kim for the money he'd be out.  Kris pulls in $3.2 mil a year.

Here's the deal. We know Kris is really hurt and feels he was used by Kim. The question -- does he have the stomach to sue her in civil court. And there's this -- the likelihood of Kris winning is about as great as Harvey Levin replacing him on the Nets.

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..EW..    

This is starting to get old... Both of you go away!

866 days ago
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Jackie    

Make up you mind Kris. I was supporting you, but it looks like i will have to give up.

866 days ago
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Dominic    

That's because he's not after her money, he just wants the marriage to be over.

866 days ago
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NYvoice    

it's sad that he likely won't sue for distress and defamation. they got him good. i hope it is at least a lesson to the people the KKlan try to screw in the future. no matter what though, people will probably take the fall for them just for the fame. it's not like kris was completely innocent in marrying kim in the first place. it was just was really effed up how E! and the KKlan used him so callously and OBVIOUSLY!

866 days ago
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NYvoice    

he doesn't want the money. he wants justice!

866 days ago
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Raymond    

Kris Humphries seems like the guy who committed fraud as he had the most to gain. He's just unhappy because she dumped him before he signed a new contract as he was counting on being a media story and a draw to get overpaid. No one cared about him before this.

He's an average basketball player with the reputation of being a douche

866 days ago
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BB not bb    

I am so sick of this culture of "what can I get off of someone else". Let this kid walk away with some dignity, if he has any. Trying to sue Kim for emotional distress is like trying to sue the victim from escaping the perpetrator of abuse.


Enough is enough. Let it go. She escaped before being completely destroyed by his abusive ways. I am sure she was hurt more than he was. The evidence is all around. He never liked Kim or the Kardashians . . . he used her as a way to score some quick cash by leading her on and then abusing her.


Kris couldn't wait to run back to MN and his real girlfriend the whole time. He will play for some MN team and live his MN life. Leave it alone.

866 days ago
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Nikki    

I am so tired of TMZ defending KIM. Is TMZ on Kim payroll, I just don’t understand why they can’t see her for who she really is. TMZ please stop writing stories trying to make Kim look better. We all know she is a loser.

866 days ago
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AyeJay    

I would rather fight in court and be able say I was never married to this whore then to have their dirty money.

866 days ago
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AyeJay    

I can totally see the KarTRASHians behind this. See, if he was too sue her for emotional distress - then the K's would flip and be like "See! he was only in it for the money! He's the fraud!!" I can assure you that this article is another one of the K's pr moves to make it seem like Kris the villan.

866 days ago
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jwoolman    

People, people - this is all pure speculation by TMZ. Neither Kim nor Kris had anything to do with this one. But it does point out that Kris H isn't after her money since he just wants an annulment. I doubt very much that he would sue her- sorry, TMZ.

866 days ago
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Dan Frederiksen    

KK is a bad person and he should probably just walk away having learned that lesson.
the porn celebrity with a black guy should have been a hint.

866 days ago
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Damon    

This entire "story" is hyperbole orchestrated by Mike Walters who thinks he is a Kardashian!

Kris has never said anything other than his initial statement and the filing of the annulment!


Notice Kris H stories are "sources" and Kim K stories are simply Mike talking to Kim and Harvey talking to Kris Jenner!

They're trying to help make him look bad - when all of the stories are pure speculation!

866 days ago
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NYvoice    

Remember how we all absolutely despised and hated J.LO for NEVER ACTUALLY SINGING and using Ben Affleck and P. Diddy for fame and fortune??? Sadly, nobody really remembers that anymore and are back to buying sub-par products and records that J.LO endorses.

Chances are Kim will do the same... Disappear in shame, marry a famous but not too cool, or too hot celebrity, and then come back as a judge on some show (something that can use and exploit the lack of talent, but in the guise of actual knowing, experience and talent), get a divorce and use that for shameless publicity like (the still dirty, never changed, still money grubbing, fame whore) J.Lo.

EVERYONE KNEW J.LO WAS A SHAM. FUNNY HOW THE WORLD FORGOT ALREADY! YOU THINK YOU WON'T FORGET KIM K? SHE'LL BE BACK! AND WE'll LOVE HER EVEN MORE BECAUE WE HAVE SHORT TERM, FRAGMENTED MEMORIES, BIG FAT HEARTS AND BELIEVE WAY TOO MUCH THAT OUR TV TELLS US.

866 days ago
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NYvoice    

Also, we believe way too much of what TMZ says, too! This is a contrived story without any real merit!

866 days ago
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