Kim Kardashian domestic violence abuse was a well kept secret. Kim, the reality star making headlines of late for her “Kim Kardashian Bazaar Bare All,” used to be a marriage abuse victim when she was married to Damon Thomas, according to PopEater.
Kim Kardashian Tells In Her Divorce Papers About Her and Damon
Kim and Damon were married in January of 2000. Kim Kardashian was 19; Damon Thomas was older, age 29. Kim, barely 107 pounds dripping wet, and a petite 5’3″ tall, was no match for her 5’10” 175-pound husband Damon.
Kim Kardashian’s divorce paperwork tells how the 19 year old girl had only been married for two months when her husband Damon told her to quit her job as a sales clerk in a clothing store. Kim had worked at the store since she was 16 years old. But Damon told her that he didn’t want old boyfriends to be able to find her or contact her at the store. So Kim quit, as Damon had asked.
Kim and Damon Thomas Domestic Problems Begin
Barley two months into Kim and Damon’s marriage she is now jobless and Damon begins his abuse. Kim says that Damon would restrict her movements, even to the grocery store, requiring Kim to seek permission before leaving their home. He would become enraged if she disobeyed him.
Damon would keep odd hours too and expect Kim to prepare meals for him whenever he returned, most notably according to Kim, was Damon’s penchant for returning home at hours like 4:30 a.m.
Domestic Violence Starts With Physical Restrictions and Escalates for Kim Kardashian
Domestic violence usually doesn’t begin with hitting and punching, and Kim Kardashian’s situation is no different. Like other domestic violence abuse victims, Kim experienced the victimizer’s desire to alienate her from a support network first.
Abusers like Damon seek to destroy the victims ability to keep themselves up financially by having them cut job ties. Damon had Kim quit her job, which made her more dependent upon him. This makes abusers like Damon Thomas feel more secure in the relationship and helps make their victim less likely to leave them.
Kim Quits College at Damon’s Insistence
Kim didn’t just work outside the home; she attended college too. She had a high school education but she was pursuing a college degree at Santa Monica College, which she attended for two years before transferring to Pierce College. But Damon Thomas had Kim Kardashian quit that too, according to her divorce records.
Kim said he even threatened to beat up a young man who gave her a lift home from school one afternoon before he made her quit college altogether. Their marriage was growing in domestic violence, but it hadn’t reached the physical abuse part at this point. Manipulation and verbal abuse had been the weapons of choice initially.
Damon Thomas Now Has Kim Kardashian Jobless and Out of College Early in Their Marriage
Now that Kim no longer had a job or attended school, Damon did what many other abusers do: he started in on destroying Kim’s relationship with her family and friends. Kim says that Damon started feeding her lies about her family, destroying her trust in them. At the same time he was feeding her father filthy lies about Kim and her sisters, going so far as to call the girls profane names and showing Kim’s father nude pics.
Kim Kardashian Was Now Right Where Damon Wanted Her In order to Up the Abuse…Physically
Kim and Damon were scheduled to go skydiving with Justin Timberlake, but before they left the house Damon dealt her a blow to the face, busting Kim’s lip and sending her spiraling into the bed frame, where she banged up her knee, badly. This was the first domestic violence incident recounted in Kim’s divorce paperwork, as shown on PopEater. Additional incidents were also reported, including one at her mother’s home, but Kim didn’t make a police report or press charges against her husband. While this may seem odd, it isn’t with victims, unfortunately. Oftentimes they try to excuse away their abuse or blame themselves for it.
Kim Kardashian Domestic Violence Abuse by Damon Thomas
Domestic abuse victims often do not tell on their abusers. Kim Kardashian fell into that same pattern; it is a good thing that Kim and Damon Thomas eventually divorced, as some men do kill their wives this way. And Kim Kardashian states in her divorce paperwork that she feared for her life while with Damon in their marriage–and even later.
On February 19, 2004, Kim Kardashian was finally officially free of her domestic violence abuser legally. But Kim, like other domestic violence abuse victims, is still in bondage to her attacker, as Kim Kardashian continues to refuse to talk about Damon Thomas and what he did to her in the public arena. Kim Kardashian still fears Damon Thomas.