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Kim Kardashian

Divorce Turns Ugly

Reality TV On Trial

2/7/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
The Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries divorce has become a bitter fight, and we've learned Kris' lawyer intends to put reality TV on trial ... but that could blow up in his face.

Sources tell us ... Kris and his lawyer, Lee Hutton, want to "expose the M.O. of reality TV" by proving Kim had no intention of staying married to him, but just wanted big ratings for her reality show.

Now here's the irony. The duo wants to prove their point by asking the judge to allow TMZ and TV stations to broadcast the trial -- something that the judge might find a tad hypocritical ... not that we're complaining.

TMZ broke the story ... Kim filed for divorce on grounds of "irreconcilable differences." Kris has countered that he wants the marriage annulled based on fraud.

Kris has a couple of problems with the fraud claim. First of all, he's the one who proposed. Second, the publicity has made him famous and marketable and he'll make millions more than he would have otherwise.

And another big point in Kim's favor ... We've learned the prenup is extremely long and complicated ... accounting for what would happen years into the future. Why would she go through the time and trouble of having a long prenup if she planned on pulling the plug on the marriage within a few months?

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136.

CelebJustice    

How much are the Kardashians paying KMZ to be their mouthpiece?

990 days ago
137.

JLeigh    

I don't think the fact that he proposed should matter when trying to prove fraud, just because it was a sham to her doesn't mean it was to him. And as far as this making him famous... it famously embarassed him and made him into a famous fool in the public's eyes. When she says "she got caught up in the moment"... it means she got caught up in the moment of high TV ratings, tons of money, magazine article deals covering the shower and wedding (OK & People), wedding gifts, attention.. etc. That's about all she got "caught up in".

990 days ago
138.

kristy    

I think that these so called people should get over themselves and as for "POOR KIM" get over yourself. So what if you married a jerk. No one told you to marry him. You did it yourself so live with it. You're not the victim here. You had your share in this whole situation too.

990 days ago
139.

oc    

hope Kris Humphries has a great lawyer to expose kim,

990 days ago
140.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Sure it was his "idea" put in his head by whom? Broadcast your bull****, keep on trying to keep the masses distracted. I wonder what will really be going on in the world while they diatract people with this circus.

990 days ago
141.

hoosier    

Since the divorce, I no longer watch any of the Kardashian show. I lost interest and hope millions of others do to.

990 days ago
142.

panchang810    

In this new Hollywood breakup after just a few weeks of marriage, it's really not Kim but Kris who's more at fault. I'm not a fan of Kim and I actually despise her but this dude Kris is THE LEAST DESIRABLE man in town. He's very rude, so childish, so annoying, can't carry a decent conversation and always uttering unintelligible gibberish, very unfriendly, so full of himself and really there's not even a tinge of romance and sweetness in him, and worse he eats like a pig and makes really so freakin' annoying sounds like belching while eating with his mouth so full. So expectedly, all those annoying things about this man that are not really so endearing would make any women fall out of love with this guy. And puuuleeezz, he is not a busy person and he's always at Kim's face doing all his annoying habits if not taking a long nap or dong his thing at the gym! Perhaps if he's a very interesting and attractive guy who's suave and has tons of interesting activities that would make him so endearing, I strongly believe Kim wouldn't have fallen out of love with him that fast. To all the haters, just reverse the situation and see if it was Kim or any woman who has all the annoying characters of Kris, see if the marriage would still last.

Perhaps, men who want to have a lasting and fun relationship with the women of their dreams must take a cue from this guy Kris. Never copy every annoying habit and irritating character this guy has if you don't want your woman to ran so fast away from you. Sorry but I'm just sayin'.

990 days ago
143.

oc    

E PRODUCERS PRESSURE HER TO GET MARRIED. -FACT,

990 days ago
144.

TJ    

IN 2008,SONJA NORWOOD,(mother of,sex tape Ray J)filed a lawsuit against Kim and her siblings,for theft of her credit card.They ran up charges of $2005,636.00! The girl HAS a criminal past.How might things have been different,if Ray J hadn't talked his mother out of filing criminal charges?Kim would have a felony record."Nice", girl?? Sociopaths have no conscience ,regarding what they do to others.

990 days ago
145.

marnelle stedman    

kris, are you from planet of the apes,and the way you treat woman, you will never have a girlfrien that will stay with you ,dork..........

990 days ago
146.

Marvin     

Well, well Kris grew a pair.Good for you. Don't Quit. Unleash the lawyers and play ball and have fun.They set out to destroy you. Why would you make this easy???F-THEM ALL

990 days ago
147.

MBoomer    

Lock them up in a steel room and loose the key. He is an idiot who married a porn star what did he expect? Make them all go away for good. They are an abomination, people are not fools and we all know that all reality shows are scripted otherwise it would be a boring experience to watch people in there everyday life. MB

990 days ago
148.

Cujeaux    

In her rush to get married before she hit 31 and not appear to be completely desperate, she failed to notice the guy was SEMI-RETARDED.

990 days ago
149.

Phoenix1    

You people who blame Kris for the demise of that marriage.. are gullible! (Easily persuaded to believe something) The Kardashian's have full control on how the show is edited! It was perfectly clear that Kris was NOT going to give in to her SELFISH ways, and he's a jerk becaue of it?? PLEASE! He stood up for himself and wasn't kissing her A S S! That makes him a jerk? I don't think so. She couldn't handle the fact that he wouldn't bow down to her and THAT is why she ended the marriage! I hope he gets an annulment on grounds of fraud! And to say the prenup is proof it isn't fraud is ridiculous! Being married to her for one minute or 20 years, would require a prenup! I think people are now ready for the Kardashian's to crash and burn....just like P A R I S H I L T O N did!

989 days ago
150.

Loving Latina    

It's called premeditation!!!! Her and her fradulent Lawyers knew exactly what they were doing!!! This is also really not a big deal...Let it get televised.... Let tje Judge decide who is right and who is wrong...Why doesn't TMZ print how the Kardashians are going to fight for it to not get televised!!! TMZ and Harvey a bunch os Kardashian sell outs!!!!

989 days ago
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