Kris Humphries Deposed in Kim Kardashian Divorce Case

Celebrity News Jun. 25, 2012 AT 2:15PM
NBA player Kris Humphries and TV personality Kim Kardashian attend A Night of Style & Glamour to welcome newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries at Capitale on August 31, 2011 in New York City. NBA player Kris Humphries and TV personality Kim Kardashian attend A Night of Style & Glamour to welcome newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries at Capitale on August 31, 2011 in New York City. Credit: Brian Ach/Getty Images

If only their divorce proceedings ended as swiftly as their 72-day marriage.

On June 25, Kim Kardashian's legal team began grilling the reality star's ex, Kris Humphries, in Minneapolis. The NBA player, 27, recently accused Kardashian of defrauding him by tying the knot solely for TV ratings.

The exes' depositions are reportedly being videotaped, and once they are both completed, a date for their divorce trial will be set.

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Though Kardashian's attorney, Laura Wasser, would not comment for this story, at a May 4 hearing in L.A., she told the court: "I feel that the respondent's personal feelings and maybe some media drive is keeping this case from getting resolved."

Wasser continued: "If Ms. Kardashian prevails and it is shown that there was no fraud, then she will obviously be requesting that the legal fees be paid by Mr. Humphries."

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Kardashian was not in Minneapolis June 25, but she is expected to be deposed in L.A. within the next 10 days. Humphries' claims are baseless, a source tells Us Weekly, given that Kardashian, 31, has an "iron-clad prenuptial agreement" dividing their assets. Both parties have also exchanged declarations of disclosure.

Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian (L) and her husband NBA player Kris Humphries appear on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno at NBC Studios on October 4, 2011 in Burbank, California.
Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian (L) and her husband NBA player Kris Humphries appear on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno at NBC Studios on October 4, 2011 in Burbank, California.
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"Maybe at first Kris thought there would be some big payoff or somehow extort her to pay a great deal of money, but she has been raked over the coals and there is no way she would pay him anything," the source says. "He has painted himself into a corner."

The source continues: "It wasn't like he was duped and she took him to Vegas to go get married in a big hurry. He knew about everything and it was filmed. When did he all of a sudden become a dummy and not understand what was going on?"

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(After a whirlwind nine-month courtship, the couple wed lavishly on August 20, 2011, with Kardashian filing divorce papers on October 31.)

A source tells Us that Kardashian's legal team considers the deposition to be "a huge waste of time and money. . . They were eligible to finalize the divorce at the beginning of this month and Kris is still hanging on to this annulment based on fraud. . . It is a complete mockery of the system."

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Kardashian, for her part, is ready to put the matter to rest. "She has gone on with her life and is in a new and happy relationship [with Kanye West, 35]," according to the source. "She will be glad when this is over. . .She did care for Kris and wanted it to end amicably, and she is still friends with some of her other exes and doesn't have any bad blood, but I think she is over it at this point."

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