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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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76.

DiamondLil    

I DID NOT watch the wedding on E, nor would I,...e-v-e-r. With that said I might consider watching the legal proceedings, when they are aired. On one hand you've got the naecissist Kim Kardasian,....and the big goof, Kris Humphies.As much as Kim would klike this to be professional and classy, we 'are' dealing with a backroom brawling, limited intellect, soon to be ex husband. Grab the BIG bowl of popcorn,the scoring sheets,....then, let's do this.Kim and Kris are actually a good match, neither one of them the brightest bulbs in the pack, and Kris Jenner COULD NOT control the actions in the courtroom. Hey! Here's a thought, have Khloe there and she'll punch out anynone Kim nods towards. We are everyday joes, so watching uppity folks like Kim, get their bad juju thrown back at them,....well worth the viewing. Come on Harvey Levin,....little man, make this happen. We viewers of TMZ
l-o-v-e a good fight. Hey,....here's a thought, you could have Max (the neanderthal)oversee the match

898 days ago
77.

Grandma    

What happened to humphrey wanting to keep everything private and just concentrate on his career? Must be needing cash. That poor fella fell in love with a millionaire and cant wait to get his share and move on with his boyfriends. We all know its not a secret.

898 days ago
78.

BC    

reality TV needs to go! It's bringing all the low lifes out of the woodwork.

898 days ago
79.

Kari    

I think Kris is the only person that didn't realize he was just a prop. Now he needs to be thankful he is away from her and this family. He's free to live a normal, happy life now--and that family will never know how wonderful that is. You can't buy it!

898 days ago
80.

Dean    

I am surprised that they made her look like a crazy bitch not Humphries. right after the marriage living with your sisters family in an open appartement where you can hear them all the time .
She knew where he is playing and where his family lives and then acted all surprised that he wants to live there and not in LA at least not all the time ? Seriously !!!She didn't thought that her husband would also like to spend time with his family and his parents would like to see their grandchildren lmao And she didn't want his stuff in Their room lmao even when it was staged and scriped it made KIM look like a crazy chick

898 days ago
81.

cowgirl    

I don't think that the length of the prenup supports the assertion that Kim intended to be married to KH for years and years to come. Rather, I think that a wordy contract was meant to protect her in the event that any shena****ns, for lack of a better word, took place. Of course, the whole situation seems to be nothing but shena****ns(sorry, i don't know what else to call it). Also, I definitely do not agree with the stmt in the article that KH'S fraud claim is weakened by the fact that he proposed. If he can show that Kim misrepresented or suppressed the truth in order to gain some sort of unjust advantage, he will have a valid claim. I think it is easily possible that the K family dreamed up the idea of a wedding for Kim in an effort to get a ratings boost. The divorce could have been pre-planned as well! After all, the ratings for the show have been at an all-time high since all of this drama ensued. I think it makes sense to say that, in order to have this idea play out on screen, the K's had to find a pro athlete (b/c that's how Kim rolls) with a particular kind of personality who would propose to Kim early on and, in general, just kind of be a puppy dog following her orders. I think the poor guy actually loved her and had no idea he was being used for the sake of high ratings. My thoughts may seem far-fetched, but I believe that everything the Kardashian family does is very carefully planned and calculated with the objective of boosting their popularity, ratings, and net worth. They likely did not expect the negative publicity that has resulted. The negative publicity is irrelevant, though, because it seems to have been to their financial advantage as opposed to their financial detriment.

898 days ago
82.

Phreaky    

I think it's been pretty well-reported that had plans to propose in a different way, and she told him how to do it and insisted it be done her way "for the show". So that shouldn't be a problem proving.

898 days ago
83.

Phreaky    

Also, remember the story before the season started about how Kim had editing power and was editing her show to make it look better for herself and make Kris look worse? All they have to do is subpoena the original film.

898 days ago
84.

Dean    

Its actually funny how rude and selfish KIM came through.
She avoided Kris sister .
Its funny that they made Kris more the one who was trying to work on the relationship and her the selfish person who has not even respect for his State , his family . She felt sick imagining to not being surrounded by paparazzi and having a normal live with kids lmao

898 days ago
85.

cjs    

Is there ANY photo of this broad with her mouth closed ??

898 days ago
86.

Simone    

First of all, it's been confirmed and reported on numerous other sites that Kim staged the proposal - she told Kris exactly how to do it. Second, the fact that there's a long, drawn out prenup may even strengthen his case...Kim new it wasn't going to last so she had to make sure she had every loop hole covered to ensure Kris couldn't talk about what happened or get any of her assets. I hope Kris brings Kim and reality tv DOWN!

898 days ago
87.

Ann    

enough already of this greasy peed on middle aged skank

898 days ago
88.

Rocco    

Nothing to see here. Move along. BORING, TMZ.

898 days ago
89.

rosenaheater    

So sick of hearing about these two dumb butts. They both need to get out the public, and stay away.

898 days ago
90.

faith    

TEAM HUMPHRIES!!! ALL THE WAY...
if she didnt love him why the fack did she say yes?uuuhmm DUH

898 days ago
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