Kim Kardashian gives nine hours testimony in divorce proceedings
Published 21/03/2013 | 13:51
Reportedly "secretly sat" for her divorce deposition from Kris Humphries
Although the reality TV star split from Kris Humphries in 2011, their marriage is still not legally over. Kris has refused to walk away with a simple dissolution as he claims the wedding was fraudulent and Kim used their marriage for publicity.
Kim is said to have made her out-of-court oral testimony in connection with the case at the Los Angeles offices of her lawyer Laura Wasser this week, with TMZ claiming it lasted nine hours.
The US website reports Kim testified under oath and explained that when "she accepted Kris Humphries' proposal of marriage and when she said, 'I do,' she really did love him".
Kim is also alleged to have testified her reality show "played no part in her decision to tie the knot".
The pair famously married in a lavish ceremony in August 2011, however Kim filed for divorce a mere 72 days later after realising the union couldn’t last.
TMZ writes that "Kris didn't make any headway. He's shooting for an annulment based on fraud, but sources say the depo didn't help his case".
Meanwhile, it is alleged the sports star did not show up for Kim's deposition, while his lawyer Lee Hutton "did not ask much at all about the reality show and whether it was staged".
The first trial hearing has been set for May 6.
Kim's cousin Cindy Behr recently defended the star, claiming reports she went through with the marriage just for publicity aren't true.
"It wasn't a sham - her heart was in the right place. She got so overwhelmed from trying to please so many people at once that she lost track a bit. Kim is such a hard worker and is always trying to please every single family member and business person, and the whole thing snowballed and took a life of its own," she revealed.
"She loved him. When they first met and dated, she was truly smitten and that lasted a very long time. There was no fraud involved, but maybe [there was] just a bit of misguided love."