Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ divorce proceedings have dragged on far longer than the two were ever married, and lawyers for each party blame the other for delaying the case.
Kardashian filed for divorce from Humphries on Oct. 31, and a month later he turned around and filed for an annulment, citing fraud. The 27-year-old NBA player’s lawyer said at a recent hearing that he wanted to prove that Kardashian had “no intention of proceeding with this marriage” and that it was merely a story line contrived to benefit her reality show and profit from the drama.
Kardashian’s lawyers claim that Humphries is overreaching and tactics like trying to subpoena Kim’s current beau, Kanye West, via a Nordstrom box have done nothing but delay proceedings and rack up tons of billable hours, which Kim’s lawyers plan to go after Humphries for.
Both sides are pointing fingers at the other, and RadarOnline reports that Humphries isn’t to blame for the delay.
A source close to the situation told the website that Humphries had no intention of going after Kanye West for testimony, but he was forced to, after Kim’s lawyers subpoenaed his ex-girlfriend Myla Sinanaj. More witnesses mean more delays, and scheduling depositions for Kim and her mother, Kris Jenner, have been a nightmare because of their hectic schedules.
“The Kardashian clan drag their feet in scheduling depositions, the longer this thing is going to go on,” said the source, adding that it’s worth noting that Humphries completed his deposition almost two months ago.
According to the insider, Kim’s deposition should take place in the next few weeks, provided they can agree on a time and day. Another delay could come from the fact that Humphries’ lawyers also plan to depose Kanye because he’s known Kim for 10 years, but his busy schedule could be problematic as well.
“Kris absolutely expects that Kanye West will also be deposed because he has been in Kim’s life for a very long time and Kris’ team looks forward to questioning him.”
With more than three months until the next status hearing, the actual trial isn’t expected to take place until 2013, but it’s still unclear as to why Humphries is suing for fraud. He has only seemed to benefit from his short marriage to Kardashian in the long run — raising his profile, nabbing endorsement deals — and his career hasn’t suffered from it either. In July, he signed a two-year contract for $24 million with the Brooklyn Nets, an improvement from the one-year $8 million deal he signed in 2011 and a huge increase from the $3.2 million he made in 2010 — before he was with Kim.