Kris Humphries is seeking $7 million from his estranged wife Kim Kardashian to avoid a public divorce trial, claimed new reports.
Kris Humphries, 27, has allegedly given Kim Kardashian, 31, an ultimatum: pay up or endure a public trial, according to TMZ.
TMZ sources claimed that Kris Humphries made the demand through his Minnesota-based lawyer Lee Hutton.
But the Kardashian camp immediately rejected Kris Humphries’ ultimatum.
There were also rumors that the New Jersey Nets player would be representing himself if the case goes to the trial.
But his representatives say those reports are simply not true.
Kris Humphries was hoping to hire a Minnesota lawyer to handle his divorce case in court.
California law requires a local lawyer to assist, so Kris Humphries was forced to hire a Los Angeles lawyer.
Then, the Los Angeles lawyer withdrew, leading to reports that Kris Humphries would be representing himself.
A source told HollywoodLife.com that those report were completely false.
“He’s simply in the process of changing his L.A.-based attorney. And, his Minnesota-based lawyer, Lee Hutton, will still be the lead attorney anyway in court,” the source told HollywoodLife.com.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries were married in August 2011 in a lavish ceremony that was broadcast on the E! cable network.
Kim Kardashian announced she was filing for divorce less than three months later citing “irreconcilable differences”.
The couple is said to have a prenuptial agreement, and, sources told TMZ, Kris Humphries made $1 million from the wedding and TV special as well as $250-300,000 from his time on the Kardashians’ reality shows.
Kris Humphries is also seeking an annulment to the marriage instead of a divorce, citing “fraud”.
Yesterday, Kris Humphries reportedly hired Los Angeles-based attorney, Marshall Waller, to represent him in court.