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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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76.

Sandy    

These people are burning embers. Kim = Heidi Montag and Kris = Spencer Pratt. The entire rest of the Kar****ian/Jenner clan = Hitler's family & friends calling list. Won't be long before they're gone, gone, gone.

951 days ago
77.

Kari    

Kris, Kim and TMZ---time to move on. We all know this was a ratings/money/publicity scheme on the part of the Kardashian family. But it's time to move on--please.

951 days ago
78.

hollywoodlander    

The "any publicity is good publicity" theory is really getting put to the test here. I'm starting to despise this loser as much as the publicity whore he married. When there's nobody to root for the story's dead. Time to move on tmz.

951 days ago
79.

Lawyer    

ummm...TMZ needs to get their facts straight. equitable distribution, where the "marital property" is split amongst the spouses, takes place whether a marriage was void, voidable, or valid. So, even if you get an annulment, there is still equitable distribution. If Kris gets an annulment, his biggest issue will be the prenup, no the fact that the marriage was considered void from the get go. And if he can prove fraud w the prenup...that he would not have signed it had he known xyz, the prenup could be worthless.

951 days ago
80.

Lawyer    

another thing...annulment for fraud= voidABLE marriage, not a VOID marriage. a void marriage is where there is something like bygamy or incest---the person never entered into a legal marriage and, technically, they could go and get married again without ever getting a legal do***ent from the court [though this is in practical life not possible bc when you go to get a marriage license for the next marriage the town clerk will refuse to give it to you]. fraud is grounds for an annulment of a voidable marriage--they are two separate things! and like I said, you get equitable distribution of property whether or not it was a void or voidable marriage. TMZ, you lose a lot of credibility writing crap that has no grounds. do your research.

951 days ago
81.

CrisDizzle    

Emotional distress over what? seeing the naked yoga instructor!

951 days ago
82.

Zee    

KH was too good for the fake that she and her family is. He came from a real family that has morals and respect for their family name. She breaks down over material things instead of striving to make her marriage work. She has no real woman quality (shes even a dead lay - sex video with Ray-J shows it all). Clearly they have no class, respect and morals. And thats sad as an entire family. I am Team Kris all the way. TMZ stop branding the trashy-dashians and expose them for who they really are, nobodies without the camera and exploitation.

951 days ago
83.

willie1    

Who said the Hodashian boycott isn't working? Anyone, anyone? Once the flood gates opened it's all down hill from here. Kris Humphries is going toe to toe with Crapdashions PR machine. The skank Kourtney and loser Scott in a twitter war with a TEENAGER and Kim is becoming a botox by-product. Now Chloe with pending assult charges and proving she's the man in the family... This is more entertaining then Kourtney and Kim take NY could ever be! love it!!!

951 days ago
84.

jennypoo    

Anyone who hates The Kardashians as much as I do, I have a proposal for you.
Instead of us continuing to passive aggressively take out our dislike for her on this and other blogs, why not take the fight to them?
Lets go to her blog:
http://kimkardashian.celebuzz.com/blog/
Her twitter:
twitter.com/kimkardashian
Her facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/KimKardashian

Lets take the ball to their court and see what they do. Go there and voice your disgust with this family. Maybe after publicly humiliating them once and for all, they’ll find a nice deep hole and choose to reside in it indefinitely.

951 days ago
85.

Mimi    

GOOD FOR HIM for not being a doormat anymore. I believe he really was duped by those despicable women. It was obvious from watching that wedding special that they could care less what he thought and he was most def the "disposable groom". His family wasn't even shown! I truly think Kim did not ever think she'd receive such massive backlash for this. She thought she'd continue to dupe us all and play the poor broken hearted woman. It's even worse that she is trying to make him look like the bad guy. Kris needs to thank his lucky stars that he's out of there. No wonder Kourtney and Scott refuse to get married!

951 days ago
86.

Jules    

the likelihood of Kris winning is about as great as Harvey Levin replacing him on the Nets.

So, you're telling me there is a chance??? lol

KH should go for mental duress and PTSD

951 days ago
87.

Reader    

Keep your kids off Twitter tomorrow so foul mouth mother Kris Jenner can't tweet kids to go view her show. That is how they have been doing it folks. K sisters tweet little boys and girls and tweens and young adults. Make your kids unfollow them on their twitter account. The Kardashians bought lists of names and added them to their Twitter accounts and right before their show airs they tweet them all 11 million of them. Unfollow them and make sure your families are taken care of on Sunday. View new Show Pan Am on ABC at 10/9c. Rent movies-do something else. If the kids don'*****ch their ratings will go down and THEY GET CANCELLED. Boycott Sunday. Enough of these fake, pregnant transgender, botox filled, potty mouthed stain makers.

951 days ago
88.

Areader    

The Kim and the rest of the Kardashian management team to include E executives played Kris Humphries like a jute box and all the world knows it!

I hope he takes the high road on this one and moves on from the entire Kardashian family.

951 days ago
89.

Reader    


*******BEWARE*******

@jennypoo- you just joined tmz 24 minutes ago. You want people who comment here to blog Kim Kardashian and she gets these peoples email addresses? You want them to twitter her so she adds to her twitter account?? You want them to go on her facebook so she gets their facebook account. WHO WOULD WANT TO GIVE THE KARDASHIANS PERSONAL INFORMATION. DO YOU WORK FOR THEM?

950 days ago
90.

Kelli    

GOOD FOR YOU.. GET THEM BITCHES.. WHY ARE THEY EVEN ON TV. KIM AND KOURTNEY NEED TO BE CHASED OFF THE AIR PERIOD.. THE ARE TERRIBLE ROLE MODELS, SELF CENTERED TWITS. KHLOE IS GREAT, THE BREAK AWAY AND THE STAND ALONE DOING HER OWN THING.. KRIS GET THAT BITCH LIKE YOU SAID, WHEN I FIRST MET YOU YOU WERE WORKING AS A CHECK OUT GIRL....

950 days ago
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