Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrive at an ‘X-Factor’ taping in Los Angeles, CA on Nov. 21, 2012.
*Kanye West is being deposed in the divorce case of his girlfriend Kim Kardashian and her ex-husband Kris Humphries, reports TMZ.
Kim’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, is currently in court telling the judge that Humphries and his lawyers are now raising issues over the prenup he signed, which gives him next to nothing.
Wasser also expressed frustration that Kris is dragging his feet — he hasn’t even deposed Kim yet. Wasser calls the whole thing a “fishing expedition.”
“She [Kim] is now handcuffed to Mr. Humphries,” Wasser told the judge, who said he’ll set a trial date for Feb. 15.
*On June 25, Kim Kardashian’s legal team began grilling the reality star’s ex, Kris Humphries, in Minneapolis, reports Us Magazine.
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The NBA player, 27, has accused Kardashian of defrauding him by agreeing to get married 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, according to Us.
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.”
Kardashian was not in Minneapolis June 25, but she is expected to be deposed in L.A. within the next 10 days.
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.”
Kim Kardashian shoots "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" in Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 24, 2012
*Kim Kardashian visited her divorce lawyer Laura Wasser in Los Angeles on Sunday (June 24) after her ex-husband Kris Humphries claimed he “knew” that the reality star cheated with rapper Kanye West, whom she is currently dating.
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Tracking her every move, the UK’s Daily Mail reports that Kardashian spent hours at the lawyer’s home and left after it was dark. Wasser has previously represented such stars as Heidi Klum, Mariah Carey and Ryan Reynolds.
Kris Humphries allegedly told his former lover Myla Sinanaj that his mother-in-law Kris Jenner would refer to Kanye as a “close family friend.” Kris told Myla, “If he was such a close family friend, why wasn’t he invited to the wedding?”
Meanwhile, TMZ is reporting that when Humphries listened to Kanye’s song “Theraflu” – which references the couple’s marriage – he became “visibly upset.”
Last year, Kanye’s ex-girlfriend Amber Rose accused Kim of stealing the rapper from her while she was dating Reggie Bush, telling Star magazine, “She’s a homewrecker! They were both cheating. They were both cheating on me and Reggie with each other.”
Adding to the drama, Kim’s stepfather Bruce Jenner admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he wishes they could take back Kardashian’s nuptials with the NBA player, which took place in a lavish ceremony in Montecito, Calif., yet lasted only 72 days.
*In Kim Kardashian’s ongoing divorce drama, her attorney says she wants to move forward, but lawyers for Kris Humphries are slowing down the process by continuing to pursue an annulment.
Kardashian’s lawyer Laura Wasser told a Los Angeles judge today that she thinks it’s Humphries’ hurt feelings and media attention that are dragging the case. She made a point to say the case has lasted longer than the couple’s 72-day marriage, reports AP.
Wasser says the case is simple, but if Humphries continues to stall by pursuing his claims that the marriage was a fraud, she’ll ask him to pay legal fees, should the case go to trial.
Humphries’ attorney Marshall Waller says he needs to take several depositions before he can decide how the case will proceed.
*Kris Humphries has filed legal documents to represent himself in his divorce from Kim Kardashian, TMZ is reporting.
Hump, who earns an annual $8 million with the New Jersey Nets, wanted his Minnesota business lawyer to rep him in the divorce. But in California, an out-of-state lawyer must have a local attorney by his side – so he hired a Los Angeles lawyer.
But, according to TMZ, the L.A. lawyer withdrew from the case, leaving the Minnesota attorney without a sponsor, and Hump apparently believing he can pick up the slack.
He’ll be squaring off with Laura Wasser, one of the most powerful divorce lawyers in Hollywood with a celeb roster that includes Britney Spears, Maria Shriver, Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Ryan Reynolds, Kiefer Sutherland, Stevie Wonder and others.\
*One month after Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kris Humphries, her husband of 72 days, the NBA star has finally responded by filing for a legal separation from the reality TV staple, a rep for the New Jersey Nets player confirmed to Access Hollywood on Wednesday.
The request will be filed in California, where the lavish wedding took place.
A source close to Kris, 26, told Access that the athlete is filing for separation in hopes of ultimately getting the short-lived marriage annulled, thereby clearing the record of their union ever having taken place.
“He is sensitive to marriage, both emotionally and religiously,” the source said. “He went into it in good faith and never expected things to turn out this way.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, after weeks of rumors claiming he was still hoping to make his brief marriage to Kim work, Kris hired divorce attorney Lee Hutton earlier this month. Hutton previously repped the athlete during prenup negotiations.
Kim, 31, hired famed divorce attorney Laura Wasser (Britney Spears, Maria Shriver) and, according to the divorce filing, is asking that Kris pay his own lawyer fees.
She also asks that the court reject any attempt by Kris to obtain spousal support.