News has spread quickly (after it was barely spoken of in over several years) about the ugly conclusion of Kim Kardashian’s marriage in January 2000. Kim was reportedly 19 when she eloped to Las Vegas and married music producer Damon Thomas, who was then 29. The marriage was officially over after four years. Many people were shocked by this news, as this is the first time that court papers regarding Kim Kardashian’s unsuccessful marriage were uncovered.
Kim Kardashian was 19, she must have been crazy in love to marry that young. It is always difficult to imagine that something so sweet could transform into hell in such a short time. In her court papers, Kim revealed that she was first hit by Damon “a few months” after their marriage. Damon was also an unreasonably jealous husband, as implied in Kim’s court statements. She cited an incident wherein she had paged “someone,” and Damon “became enraged,” and punched her in the face. She also said, “I thought about calling the police but was afraid and decided not to do so.”
People don’t read news like this and just take it as it is. (Or that’s what I want to believe.) But if this one’s for real, how come Kim Kardashian has kept quiet about it for such a very long time? She is in a very good place now, very visible in the entertainment scene, very active, always looking fabulous. She could easily share an inspiring thought or two about “getting over, getting through” with victims of domestic violence everywhere. If she had been through such a horrible ordeal and managed to come out looking like it never happened, men and women would want to know how she has done that (and still recover from a sex video scandal later on).
Kim’s and Thomas’ marriage was officially dissolved in February 2004, as stated in this news. Thomas was ordered by the court to give Kim a one-off payment of $56,000. (Three years later, Kim sued an entertainment label for exploiting a pornographic home video that she made with her then-boyfriend Ray J. She later settled the case for $5 million.)
A lot of questions have been raised, and henceforth, Hollywood observers can expect the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star to shed more light to this news. No reaction yet from former husband, music producer Damon Thomas.
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