Kris Humphries targets Kim Kardashian, reality TV in divorce duel
After a period of silence and some wristwatch-endorsing, Kris Humphries is emerging from his emotional locker room and looking to take down soon-to-be ex-wife Kim Kardashian -- and reality TV as a whole.
Humphries and his divorce attorney are reportedly knocking on the doors of Kim, momager Kris Jenner and several E! executives and accusing the lot of fraud.
Though Kim pulled the trigger last October and filed for divorce after only 72 days of marriage, Humphries filed a response in December asking for an annulment. Citing religious reasons for the request, the NBA player listed fraud as his grounds for marital dissolution. (She'd gone with "irreconcilable differences.)
Cut to the current season of "Kourtney & Kim Take New York," where Kris is heavily featured in a storyline about the couple's demise. Humphries reportedly intends to prove that some scenes were shot after their breakup to beef up the notion of Kim's unhappiness during the union.
Still with us? Great. Kim is reportedly not cool with any of this. Especially her former man's request to have their divorce proceedings broadcast (so meta).
"A public trial is the last thing that Kim wants, and she has instructed her lawyer to formally petition the court so that the divorce can be heard by a mediator," a Kardashian source told the Radar Online. "She wants the mediation to be private, confidential, and legally binding. ... Kim just wants this over and done with."
How ugly is this going to get? Tell us in comments.
-- Matt Donnelly
Left photo: Kim Kardashian. Credit: Sam Morris / Getty Images
Right photo: Kris Humphries. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas / US Presswire