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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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436.

Connie    

This is ridiculous. Anyone who was watching the show before the marriage, knew it would never last. Surprising it lasted as long as it did. Kris is totally immature and tried to buck Kim at every turn. Shes a smart business woman, and he is not. Bottom line. He needs to cut his losses and disappear.

951 days ago
437.

cloo    

The guy was mean. Didn't you catch his mean spirited comments that he made to her? I watched, thinking to myself... WHAT on earth does she see in HIM? He definitely came off immature, at best. All I can fault her for is being desperate for love/to be loved. And, when you think about it, MANY women (worldwide) have done the exact same thing. But again, lest not forget... the guy was truly mean to her (making snide comments to her/about her, which made him look like a complete fool). Now what Kim needs to try to figure out is, how to do something along the lines of what Taylor Swift recently did - but in a different kind of way; win, taking home a trophy, for expressing how she feels/felt about someone who treated her badly (cite song, "Mean" by T. Swift). Women who aren't on her side apparently have forgotten what it feels like to have been mistreated by a guy, who (on top of it) gets away with it. So what if she "got paid". Given the same cir***stances, is she did (get paid) - at least she got SOMETHING out of it and you would've wanted to too.

951 days ago
438.

sheneedsapsychiatrist    

Is she still around? She's such a has been...must be dying without the media attention anymore except on sites like TMZ. Her silicone, butt implants, face as old as her 70 yr old Mom from all the surgery stitching is just sad to look at. Now she's spreading rumors she's dating jeremy Lin. Harvard men don't date whores or porn stars. lmao

951 days ago
439.

Tony    

It's not hypocritical of him at all. He isn't saying there is something wrong for someone to live their life on reality TV; he's saying it's wrong to marry to someone just to boost the reality TV ratings. What IS hypocritical is if KK and her attorney are opposed to having the trial aired...

950 days ago
440.

Diane Henrick    

Wow...so much hate! Lets not forget that the Kardashian girls came from money. At the time of their father's death, Robert Kardashian was worth $100 million! Kim did work as as an assistant and stylist to the stars and once her sex tape hit she was an overnight sensation! The public and the media made her what she is today and she capitalized on it, is that so wrong??? Maybe not how I would have gone about it but who the hell are we to judge. She is now on a family reality show, has her own clothing, perfume and diet supplement endorsements as well as gets paid for opening night clubs and hosting events. So those of you that watch the show, buy her clothes, perfume, and diet supplements she endorses or those that attend those night clubs and events give yourself a pat on the back for making her more money and STOP THE HATING...JUST TURN YOUR HEAD AND STOP GIVING HER EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT! SMH

949 days ago
441.

chy     

what kind of real man is gonna take kims money that she worked for an it looks like he was wanting fam more than anyhting an she got him there an now he is trying to stay where tha light an money is an he is looking pretty stupid and like a fraud!!!nobody even cared for him before they dated he should be happy enough that she got him some light!!

949 days ago
442.

nelle    

She is a bitch

949 days ago
443.

Kanoealoha    

how does Kris proposing and him standing to make money from the marriage undo fraud?

No different than someone marrying a lying piece of whatever going through something that the world sees as "entertaining" and making money by selling the story rights. Does this mean that fraud didn't happen? Um, no.

948 days ago
444.

megan    

wyh are you geting a divorce

946 days ago
445.

jennifer     

hmmmmm, kris is just a child nd kim is not ready to be married, she is still living in her dreams. i cant wait for dat family to be off the spot light. they ave negative energy. a 9 yrs old girl is crying cos she feels fat nd not as perfect as kim. hypocrites the whole k family

946 days ago
446.

Sands    

The wedding was a shame, the wedding was a sham and they are all a sham!

Sands

946 days ago
447.

JeanetteD    

I fell bad for Kim, she has so much love to give the right man but keeps finding these jerks who pretend to be good only to hurt her.

945 days ago
448.

shtetlmensch    

who?

945 days ago
449.

Susie    

Kris should have known. Kim is a glorified prostitute and her legacy is a sex tape. You get what you want.

945 days ago
450.

Bob    

She
is
a
dumb
tramp.

945 days ago
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