Kris Humphries 'demanding $7 million from Kim Kardashian' to leave marriage quietly
18:19 GMT, 10 March 2012
Kris Humphries is said to be seeking $7 million from Kim Kardashian to avoid a public divorce trial.
The NBA player gave his estranged wife an ultimatum– pay up or endure a public trial, TMZ is reporting.
According to the website's sources, Humphries made the demand through his Minnesota-based lawyer Lee Hutton.
Not likely: Kim Kardashian's camp has reportedly rejected Kris Humphries $7m divorce demand
But the Kardashian camp immediately rejected Humphries' ultimatum.
There were also rumours that the 27-year-old 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.
Humphries was hoping to hire a Minnesota lawyer to handle his divorce case in court.
But California law requires a local lawyer to assist, so Kris was forced to hire a Los Angeles lawyer.
Then, the L.A. lawyer withdrew, leading to reports that Humphries would be representing himself.
But a source told Hollywood Life 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 the site.
Stepping up his game: Humphries scored 20 points yesterday leading New Jersey to a win over the Charlotte Bobcats
Kardashian, 31, and Humphries were married last August in a lavish ceremony that was broadcast on the E! cable network.
The reality TV star announced she was filing for divorce less than three months later citing 'irreconcilable differences.'
The pair is said to have a prenuptial agreement, and, sources tell TMZ, Humphries made $1 million from the wedding and TV special as well as $250-300,000 from his time on the Kardashians' reality shows.
Already wealthy: New Jersey re-signed Kris to a one year, $8m contract in December of 2011
Humphries is seeking an annulment to the marriage instead of a divorce, citing 'fraud.'
Yesterday, he reportedly hired Los Angeles-based attorney, Marshall Waller, to represent him in court.
The Mail Online has contacted Waller for further details, but so far he was not responded.