Laura Wasser, Kim Kardashian’s divorce lawyer, is claiming her client is being held “hostage” by estranged husband Kris Humphries.
Kris Humphries has claimed he is not ready to go to trial due to “uncooperative third parties”.
Laura Wasser has filed a 217 response on behalf of Kim Kardashian, claiming that Kris Humphries’ side has not presented any evidence that they have been met with any opposition.
Kim Kardashian is desperate to get her divorce finalized before the birth of her first child with Kanye West, due in early July.
In court documents filed on February 8, Laura Wasser states that Kris Humphries “cannot continue to hold the Court and [Kim Kardashian] hostage through his own lack of diligence in preparing his case for trial”.
Laura Wasser states that Kim Kardashian is ready to be deposed as early as possible, but Kris Humphries is claiming he wants to be present and that due to his busy schedule, this can’t happen until May at the earliest.
Kim Kardashian’s attorney goes on to say that Kris Humphries needs to “put up or shut up”, according to the documents obtained by E! News.
Last month, Kim Kardashian filed a motion to speed up proceedings and get an early trial date, or for the case to be bifurcated so that she can be legally single in time for her baby’s birth.
In the most recent filing, Laura Wasser states that Kris Humphries’ camp asked for copies of all of the raw reality footage of the former couple, to which producers of Kim Kardashian’s shows filed an immediate objection.
Kris Humphries apparently did not file a motion compelling the producers to turn over footage, which Laura Wasser states is not their problem.
According to Laura Wasser, Bunim-Murray Productions, which helms the star’s various shows, has not held up things in any way.
Laura Wasser states that Kris Humphries “complains that he was portrayed badly in the television shows he appeared on and is now trying to use this divorce action to establish this by <<exposing>> reality television”.
She adds: “This is a misuse of the judicial process; and one for which my client should not have to bear the costs.”
On Friday a hearing will take place at 8.30 a.m. determining the next course of action for the former couple. Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kris Humphries in October 2011 after just 72 days of marriage.