Kris Humphries’ lawyer Marshall Waller has filed new divorce documents accusing Kim Kardashian, who is expecting her first child in June with boyfriend Kanye West, of trying to use the situation to speed up a settlement.
The attorney states Kris Humphries had nothing to do with her “unplanned pregnancy” and it should have no impact on their litigation.
According to gossip website TMZ.com, the documents say: “What is really going on here is that an <<urgency>> in the form of an apparently unplanned pregnancy, something [Humphries] had nothing to do with, is perceived by [Kim Kardashian] as an opportunity to gain a litigation advantage by trying to force this court to prematurely set this matter for trial.”
Kris Humphries’ lawyer also allegedly took a further swipe at Kim Kardashian, 32, by adding a footnote after the word “pregnancy” that reads: “Indeed, why would [Kim] plan to get pregnant in the midst of divorce proceedings?”
Their split has dragged on for more than a year, despite their marriage lasting a mere 72 days, because they continue to disagree about how to end their marriage.
Kris Humphries wants an annulment on grounds of fraud, while Kim Kardashian, through her lawyer Laura Wasser, denies that she married him under false pretences and wants a divorce.
Radar Online reports that the documents also state Kris Humphries’ desire for further delay in the trial because key witnesses have yet to be deposed and he has not received documents he says he needs.
The website reports that Kris Humphries wants raw footage of episodes of the Kardashian reality shows and records from Ryan Seacrest Productions, E! Entertainment Productions, and Bunim-Murray Productions but none have been turned over.
The documents state: “Indeed, if as Ms. Wasser asserts there really is <<no evidentiary support>> to support Humphries claims, why don’t they just give us the access we want? What are they hiding? What is there in the raw footage of this televised courtship, 72 day marriage and resultant breakup that they are so afraid of us discovering?”
While Laura Wasser wants to set a divorce trial for March, Kris Humphries would be unable to attend proceedings then due to his NBA basketball schedule and would not be available until “May or June”, according to the court papers.