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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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31.

Betty    

It was probably a copy of her sisters from when she got married.

903 days ago
32.

Firefly    

People saw the whole disgusting in your face fraud from beginning to end. If they didn't see it they read about it. I think it would be good to air it so that the Kardashians are put front and center to try to remember all their lies. While we sit back and say OOPS there it is, another lie.
I see the whole thing like the story of the tortoise and the hare. Kris goes out and finds a tortoise for Kim. Feeling like he is slow and they can run circles around him. But they kept stopping to make more money and the Kris H. tortoise kept moving along slowly picking up more evidence to be used against them later. Just when they thought they won it all, here comes Kris slowly moving toward the divorce line dragging a chit load of bad stuff to dump on their heads. I just love happy endings, don't you?

903 days ago
33.

Barbara A.    

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?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Are you kidding me? She's already proven she's a great fake, of course she'd use a real prenup to cover the real(ity) marriage. PLEASE TMZ

903 days ago
34.

Firefly    

Barbara A.: 4 minutes ago

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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When a scam artist is working a scam they look at it from all angles first. Work out all the kinks and make up any phoney do***ents that they might need to make it look legit. So this just proves that they planned everything, maybe even before they found Kim a husband.

903 days ago
35.

charlotte    

Please guys stop this nonsense, leave kim alone. The guy is pretty immature and very disrespectful. You dont know what you talking about.

903 days ago
36.

Muppet    

Why hasn't TMZ posted their pre-nup? They post everyone elses business on here? You don't suppose someone at TMZ is in Kim K's pocket do you?

903 days ago
37.

robocop    

I know you're a LAWYER, Harvey, but not a good one. Your reasons for negating an annulment for Kris don't hold up. He proposed -- bull. She supplied the ring and orchestrated how it was all going down. How many people get engaged with a TV crew on hand??!! His marketable advantage which he barely parlayed into hundreds of dollars -- and he dumped his agent right after KK headed for divorce court. As far as the "long" prenup that's SOP with that family. They cover their asses (large as they are) for the long haul. How could they possibly draw up a prenup that had a 90-day clause? Talk about a red flag.

Now get off their payroll 'cause your defense and positive crap about these limelight whores is getting tiresome -- and possibly a conflict of interest!!

903 days ago
38.

Bec215    

@TMZ - Chris proposing means nothing... it means he thought he was in love with her and wanted to be with her. The question is why Kim said yes - and her actions after that. If she'd said no, you never would've heard about the proposal in the first place. You cannot blame this naive kid for this mess.

903 days ago
39.

Tommy    

I just hope that Sears Porn Star gets chased out of every city she plans to live in by a crazed stalker. That would be the beginning of some American Justice to that family of whores.

903 days ago
40.

Lindsay's duck lips    

I think Kris is getting bad legal advice. If his unknown lawyer really thinks Kris has a chance of winning, he should do the case on contingency; in other words, take only a percentage of what he wins for Kris. I doubt that's what's going on here. Instead, I think this unknown lawyer sees Kris as his chance to get some free PR...while being paid by the hour. All we need: another Gloria Allred wannabee: using your client for your own publicity.

903 days ago
41.

Max    

Very refreshing yesterday checking out at grocery store and not have to see not one Kardashian
On the cover of any magazines at the check out.

903 days ago
42.

Reader    

His proposal was scripted and staged by Kim.

Humphries was and is making a fortune on basketball.

The Pre-nup was a "standard" long form not made up just for them.

Yes, sue for fraud and emotional distress. Yes, go for an annulment. Expose them for what they are.

903 days ago
43.

wundersmack    

Hey, Kris -- you're just giving Kim more attention with this nonsense. Just MOVE ON, focus on your career. Sorry it didn't work out, buddy, but don't give the Kardashians another story line to exploit. Ya know?

903 days ago
44.

jetfanglo    

is there NO end to her bull$#!+ ?.....how much $$$ does she need?....does anyone really believe that she or her lawyer is really gonna 'expose' reality tv........she is so far up E's a$$ she knows what the network had for lunch !!!!!she's a money hungry,insecure,publicity sucking,panderer.......but she's not stupid......jeez,and i thought karma was a b!+ch....

903 days ago
45.

Max    

They the Kardashian,s will be suing each other in the very near future.

903 days ago
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