A week before Kourtney and Kim Take New York -- the latest Kardashian concern -- is set to premiere on E!, reports are surfacing the Kris Humphries had been treating his wife of 72 days like dirt, and is now planning on suing her for $10 million.
Us Weekly, working from information provided by a friend of Kim's, claims that Humphries was downright boorish.
He belittled her in front of people, the insider told Us Weekly. He'd call her stupid. It was truly sickening.
Humphries reportedly demanded the royal treatment when out at clubs in NYC and L.A., and was dismissive of Kim's pleas that he stay in for quiet nights at home.
He would tell her she was acting like too much of a wife and 'get over it,' another insider told Us Weekly.
Humphries reportedly called Kim fat ass, and insisted that her fame was fleeting.
He tried to control Kim by bringing her down...He would say truly terrible things.
Now Humphries is reportedly suing the Kardashians for $10 million, claiming that he ended up having a more prominent role on Kourtney and Kim than was intially agreed-upon, and therefore believes he is entitled to a larger share of the anticipated profits.
The forthcoming issue of Us Weekly promises to deliver dirt on Humphries scoping out other women, and bullying Kim's friends.
But we'd be wise to take these new reports with more than one grain of salt.
Life & Style, which erroneously reported Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler were engaged Monday, broke the news about Humphries' multi-million dollar lawsuit against his soon-to-be ex-wife.
In addition to feeling entitled to compensation for his role on Kourtney and Kim Take New York, a source reportedy told Life & Style that Kris is also suing because he's really worried about how badly he's going to be portrayed on the series.
Indeed, as IBTimes reported Monday, it does sound as though Humphries should not expect to be portrayed in a positive light on the reality show.
An unnamed source told RadarOnline that Kardashian filed for divorce after viewing rough footage of the show, and was reportedly mortified when she saw the way that Kris was treating her.
The source told RadarOnline that Kardashian will be portrayed as the victim, and Kris will definitely be the bad guy. (Though Kim is not an executive producer on the show, she reportedly has full editorial control over what footage is aired.)
Kim will be using the show to attempt to rehab her image, the source continued.
Humphries has largely been mum on the news of his split, but the NBA player acknowledged the separation in a press event announcing his endorsement deal with Sector Watches at the Trump SoHo Hotel in New York City this weekend.
As you all know, this has been a difficult time in my life, and I'm so grateful [for] my friends at Sector for their unwavering support, he said.
For her part, Kim has reportedly been surprised at the public backlash that followed the announcement she was filing for divorce in late October.
She honestly thought she'd do a few interviews and then get on with her life, an unnamed source reportedly told Closer magazine, a British tabloid. But she's been getting hate mail and internet abuse and she's terrified she's ruined her career - she's a mess.