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Kris wants annulment, not divorce from Kim

Kim-Kris divorce will not become a footnote in Hollywood’s matrimonial history as it has turned ugly. Kris is seeking an annulment, rather than a divorce, claiming he was the victim in a phony marriage. Kim reacted...

entertainment Updated: Dec 01, 2011 14:11 IST

Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries divorce will not become a footnote in Hollywood’s matrimonial history as it has turned ugly. Kris is seeking an annulment, rather than a divorce, claiming he was the victim in a phony marriage.



"According to my sources, the NBA free agent has been goaded by his legal team, his Minnesota family members and a couple of close buddies into seeking an annulment — rather than a divorce — claiming he was the victim in a phony marriage, one that constituted a fraud," says With Bill Zwecker of Chicago Sun Times.



And not surprisingly, Kardashian immediately struck back on Wednesday, saying she never defrauded Humphries and believed she was genuinely in love with him when they tied the knot Aug. 20 — and it wasn’t simply to add spice to a TV show, writes Zwecker.



Fueling more anger in the Kardashian camp is Humphries’ claim that he is entitled to a chunk of cash — despite a pre-nuptial agreement Kim Kardashian says precludes him from getting a dime.



According to People Magazine, his Superior Court filing has the box reading "nullity of voidable marriage" marked and checks as the basis the box saying "fraud."



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California law grants a nullity if the court finds that no valid marriage ever took place.



Humphries’s papers said that if he’s not granted an annulment then he wants a legal separation and not a divorce under any circumstances.



The basketball star agrees on the date of separation, however, which he also lists as October 31.



Annulments can be difficult to obtain, with a legal expert telling the publication that he will likely have to prove that fraud was actually committed.



According to TMZ.com, the socialite has been telling her friends that she absolutely loved Kris and the marriage just fell apart, so she’s unlikely to agree with this assessment.



LA family lawyer Scott Weston, who is not dealing with the celebrity couple, said Kardashian will probably fight the matter, unless she is willing to agree that she defrauded him.



It could mean the pair will end up in a bitter court battle.



"[Kris] is sensitive to marriage both emotionally and religiously," the Daily Mail quoted a source as telling the publication.



The source also said that the move is "symbolic" rather than financially motivated.



"He went into it in good faith and never expected things to turn out this way," the source added.



(With inputs from ANI)



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