That means that Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries and probably many Kardashians — Kourtney, Khloe and even Kris Jenner too — will have to testify about all aspects of the Kardashian/Humphries marriage for the world to hear and the trial will likely go on for weeks, says family attorney Vikki Zeigler.
“There are no divorce settlement talks going on,” a source close to the Humphries family reveals to HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kris on Oct. 31, 2011, 72 days after her wedding and then Kris Humphries filed to annul the marriage based on fraud on Dec. 1.
As much as she wants, Kim can not end her marriage to Kris right now until a judge rules whether or not there is “clear and convincing evidence” that fraud has occurred in the marriage.
Kris truly believes that “Kim had no intention to stay married to him and she just got married to make money,” the Humphries source reveals to HollywoodLife. ”He and his team wouldn’t go forward if they didn’t believe that they could prove this [in court.]”
So right now, Kim and Kris are on track to face-off in court by the end of summer and they will most likely find that the proceedings are all televised because California has an “open policy on popular court cases.” In other words, cases that are expected to be highly popular like the O.J. Simpson case, which Kim’s father Robert Karadshian prosecuted , and the Lindsay Lohan cases, are all open to the television cameras.
The only way for Kim to keep her divorce from airing in public is to make a financial settlement with Kris or to agree to his request for an annulment based on fraud.
The problem for Kim is that is she agrees to the annulment, there’s a lot of risk on her side, points out the source. Aside from damaging her reputation, there may be suppliers to her “fairy tale” wedding who won’t be too happy, if it’s found to be a fraudulent marriage.
So what will Kris’s team use to prove the marriage is fraud?
“Kim was filming scenes saying that she was dissatisfied with her marriage during the week of Sept. 8, which was barely three weeks after the wedding,” says the source. “His team believe that the season of KKTNY was developed with the theme of divorce, without Kris being made aware of it.”
Kris never had any idea that Kim was unhappy in her marriage to him, says the source. “Kris was never in the scenes where they discuss Kim’s unhappiness and he never caught Kim talking to her sisters about being unhappy.”
So couldn’t Kris tell that Kim was being cool to him as she was on the show?
“When the pair wasn’t filming, Kim was normal and affectionate to Kris,” the source contends.
“Kris understood that he was committing himself to the Kardashian way of life,” so he wasn’t surprised when he was asked to film scenes that seemed scripted.
Interestingly, scenes that were filmed for KKTNY that appeared on the show, like Kim refusing to allow Kris to move his boxes into her house in LA, can actually bolster Kris’s case that the marriage was a fraud, says Vikki.
“It shows that she never had any intent of doing what a wife is supposed to do — live with her husband.” Vikki explains.
Vikki adds that there are several KKTNY scenes that could be used as evidence in court, including “the fact that she was so cold to him on camera, and that she was talking about having major issues in her marriage so soon after her wedding and that she never made a real effort to repair her marriage.”
HollywoodLife.com has also learned that Kris Humphries may be initiating other civil cases against Kim, according to the source.”Kris thought he was getting married for life and he found out he was getting a divorce on a radio show,” says the source.