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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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31.

bb    

I agree when people say that if stuff like religion/spirituality and true love is so important to Kris he should have stayed well clear of Klan K who are known to be some of the most materialistic people around. However I appreciate that it was very easy for him to get caught up in the "glamour" and exitement of reality tv plus like most sociopaths Kim is probably a convincing liar. She probably spun him some yarn about how in love she was and how much she'd changed since her porn tape days while all along knowing she'd ditch him the second she got her paycheck from E!. At the end of the day the Kartrashians are seasoned media hounds and Kris H is not, and it was the Kardashians who approached Kris, not the other way around, so therefore the lion's share of the blame must fall on them.

1019 days ago
32.

not surprised    

TMZ should be sued for fabricating these bogus stories about KRIS. Do you think "poking around" with a few so called experts can verify that this PR STUNT that the low life K-Klan has again planted has anything to do with what kris and his lawyer have discussed PRIVATELY!! I am sure once again that this is just another attempt by Kim and her posse to make Kris look bad. This is surely another planted story by TMZ and their money train Kardashians. Start backing all these foolish claims up with names and then maybe someone will believe you, until then keep these comments to yourself. Don't you see yet that all of this BS only makes the K_Klan look worse? They are desperate for attention and TMZ is desperate to get a story out whether it is true or not. Poor reporting on your part. Face reality and accept the knowledge that being attention whore money hungry thieves will not repair the damage done to this very sick family. They need help that no PR team and no magazine cover can fix. I'm sure this is another smear that Kris H. and his lawyer know nothing about. When Kris and his "expert lawyers" get the story out it will be worth reading. You can keep writing these Aesops fables because they give us a daily chuckle if nothing else. The K-Klan are doing quite well making fools of themselves, they don't need TMZ to help bring them down any farther.

1019 days ago
33.

magmax    

If you have not seen this yet, you really need to. The Kardashians are evil mobsters. And yet Mike Walters still prays for a KK blowie. Or maybe he's holding out for Kris Jenner, now that he knows she cheats and brags about it.


http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/12/01/kardashians-seeking-to-discredit-embarrass-kris-humphries-in-tabloid-press/?test=faces

1019 days ago
34.

Joan K    

TMZ, who did you drag off of the streets to work for you? You suck and pretty soon you will be at the bottom if you keep kissing the Trashians butts.

1019 days ago
35.

Buckley    

Or he could be a man about it and wish her good luck and a happy life. He'll look like such a wimp if he tries to use the legal system against her. Then again, maybe it's because he is such a wimp she wanted to get rid of him.

1019 days ago
36.

RealityBites    

Get your annulment, void the prenup and write a book, I'll buy it! that will serve her right dude!

1019 days ago
37.

Cheryl A.    

Don't bother, just RUN, RUN, RUN as fast as you can from this slutty family. It was on 72 days, a blip of time in a life.

1019 days ago
38.

UPYOURS    

Unlike that slut he married, I don't think KH is about the money.

1019 days ago
39.

virgosiempre    

Kris SHOULD NOT sue that piece of trash for anything. He should maintain integrity and stand morally tall. We all know the Kardashians are money grubbing whores and their Mother would pimp them out to earn big dollars. Let the Kardashians crash and burn. Kris focus on basketball, train and excel in your sport. If Kris sues it will ruin his reputation.

1019 days ago
40.

Anthony    

I seriously doubt the guy is worried about money, he is probably going to sign a 25-50 million dollar NBA contract in the next few weeks/months or so. Why bother making himself look even worse. He needs to fix his image after this marriage fiasco not make it worse.

1019 days ago
41.

Reader    

Every story has a purpose

Every story has a purpose

Every story has a purpose

Every story has a purpose

Every story has a purpose

Get you to view their show; keep Kims name in news

SUNDAY IS BOYCOTT KARDASHIAN DAY AND TWITTER FREE DAY

If you view her show you would also believe anything TMZ writes... TAKE THE TRASH OUT ON SUNDAY.

1019 days ago
42.

Betty    

Think he just wants this marriage behind him but with dignity. His filing for an annulment will give him some sort of finality, he was used, he was humiliated. He has already had chances to sue and has not done so. He isn't interested, think he just wants to go back to his life and be left alone.

1019 days ago
43.

RedStilettos    

@ MTG RE: your earlier of "There's no actual story here. IF there's no story, why does TMZ have to constantly refer to Kim Kardashian? She is no longer relevant."

That would suggest that the individual was at one time relevant. This has never been - and will likely never be - the case. Visible, yes. Relevant, no.

It is at best an interesting case study in which the shortest distance between two points has been calculated as "if the K name is associated with it, it has to be bogus."

It's all paperwork from here on out as the big discovery has already been proven.

1019 days ago
44.

magmax    

I sympathize with the annulment thing. Who would want a marriage to a Kardashian on their permanent record? That would be like having a lumpy skidmark in your shorts that you could never wash out.

1019 days ago
45.

SomeGuy32    

Wow - you guys didn't even bother to get your NBA facts straight. Kris Humphris is a free agent right now (his last contract with the Nets finished at the end of last season). On December 9, he's will be getting a multi-year deal with one of a bunch of teams - and NBA deals are fully guaranteed (unlike the NFL) - almost nobody ever just gets cut in the middle of a season unless they're a minimum player signed for 1 year. He doesn't need to be looking for $ from a Kim lawsuit.

1019 days ago
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