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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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46.

writenow    

This is what's wrong with America. Americans are more concerned with Kim and Kris, instead of the fact that Josh Powell killed with a small ax, his two sons, and likely his wife. But we're more concerned with money than the fact many consider women and kids completely disposable. How's that for America's top reality show?

959 days ago
47.

Jim    

I hope Kris Humphries continues to EXPOSE the KKlan for the FAKES that they are, and if he pockets a few dollars in the process, so be it. He deserves a pay day for all they have put him through.

959 days ago
48.

nORRis8    

He proposed but that doesn't mean he wasn't led on....which he was.
He gained fame al-right, whereupon people point and laugh at him. He will gain 0% in the way of commercials or anything else.
TMZ played radio transmission from the shows directors at the wedding tellng the other idiotic Kardasian daughter an boyfreind to start talkng about marriage.

959 days ago
49.

Lucoop    

I actually think Kris will prevail, if his attorney is any good. Kim admitted that she wanted to call off the marriage before the ceremony but did not do so. He will probably claim he was duped into the proposal or that they intended to get married but that she changed her mind and did not tell him. Then she went through with the ceremony anyway. As for the contract, her manager and attorneys drafted that, not Kim. That is standard and does not show any commitment on her part. Her "machine" has altered his life permanently and it seems he wants to expose how the "machine" works. Fight fire with fire.

959 days ago
50.

AyeJay    

By reading the article, you can tell that TMZ is on the Kardashian payroll. TMZ is acting like you can't pretend to do a long prenup just so when you do get divorced early it wouldn't appear as it was fake. Give me a break. I for one, do hope it gets aired. It will expose them because you can't edit a live trail.

959 days ago
51.

Areader    

Atta boy Kris....go for it! Who knows what Kim's intentions were, however, anyone who watched Kourtney & Kim Take New York could clearly spot all the re-shot scenes and voice over dubs which all painted Kim in a positive light and Kris as the bad guy!

959 days ago
52.

casper    

Do not under estimate the whore, she has got 3 brains, 1 in the head, and 2 between her legs.

959 days ago
53.

nORRis8    

I was brought up on a farm. I saw some disgusting things.

One was a bunch of hens would single out one certain one and start pecking it usually around the ass or neck. They would peck and peck, there would be blood everywhere until it would die. Guts hanging out ...the whole 9 yards.

That will be the Kardasians soon. We can only hope. It may take a bit longer though due to Kim having such a large deformed pygmy ass.

959 days ago
54.

Truth    

Did you ever see how Kim walks? She shuffles her feet like she's wearing a dirty diaper.

959 days ago
55.

Elizabeth    

Would be great if TMZ stopped being a mouthpiece for this trashy lady. Humphries has no problem at all with the fraud claim. Let's break it down, shall we? First, yes he proposed. What does that have to do with anything? He proposed after she constructed the way it would happen. He believed she loved him. He was actively mislead into that belief. (He isn't the brightest porch light on the block, now is he?). Second, who cares if he is making money from participating in the show? He did not have to marry her to be a cast member on the show. They aren't connected. Third, this whole "Now I wouldn't have drafted a complex premarital contract if I thought I would break it a few weeks later" argument is sophistry. The terms of the premarital agreement, complex or not, has zero bearing on her pecuniary interest in misleading the man into marriage in order to enhance her personal wealth. Can we just call a spade a spade and state the obvious. He was duped by a bad egg. No I don't really agree with the idea of broadcasting the divorce trial. But that is just his lawyer jockeying with the other side. There won't be a trial at all. She will pay him, as she should do, and that will be that.

959 days ago
56.

lysa    

hi don't like kim,but i feel that this is just another example of why it's a good thing she ran from this **** head!!! he should just walk away and move on. if she deserves karma she will get it.just walk away kris.

959 days ago
57.

E    

I have had enough of hearing about this white trash family. My poop is far more entertaining to watch then this. At any rate, TMZ, I am tired of you guys constantly posting about these idiots, you obviously are getting paid to do this. With that being said, I am no longer going to be looking or posting on TMZ. I am sick of hearing about this "family" (I mean for all we know, they may NOT even be a family) and the time you are giving them. Moving on.

959 days ago
58.

RealityBites    

The girl started to freak out when she realized he would have to move into HER house and he expected her to move to Minnesota....REALITY was in her face and she didn't like it. No man will ever live up to her expectations and she will never stay married, unless the guy is gay because she's too anal (excuse the pun) for any real man to live with.

959 days ago
59.

nORRis8    

Another thing TMZ fails to truly say....Humphries wants the marriage anulled.
Definition: he wants nothing to do with this family of morphed-face bozos or the show.
He's countering and will disclose everything this stupid fake show has done. Not just fatt butt will be on trial but also the producers of the show and the show itself.

I have never watched this show but theres too much crap like this on and this one is the leader of the pack.

Look for a payout offered to Humphrie.

959 days ago
60.

Lin    

The Kardashians are like roaches, you just can't get rid of them!Kim is now getting guest spots on the major network shows.Why?? Is'nt it bad enough that pre-teens, who don't really know who she is, just idolize her.Now we have to be exposed to her(and her family)in every media available.
A previous poster,writenow, is correct in posing a statement about one of America's problems.We give the Kardashians the attention they need. It makes no difference if its bad or good.They crave it and need it, daily.Just like a drug addict.If I were Kris, I would flatly refuse to have their divorce televised.
Oh and by the way, is there EVER a picture of Kim without her mouth being open??
Thank you TMZ for feeding their addiction...

959 days ago
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