Here’s a little-publicized fact about Kim Kardashian: she eloped in Las Vegas at age 19 with music producer Damon Thomas, only to divorce a mere three years later. Star dug up the court documents filed by “Kimberly Thomas” and, as it turns out, Kim claims she was a victim of domestic violence throughout their marriage. Whoa.Court document details are pretty horrifying:
- Kim claimed Damon Thomas punched her in the face, slammed her into a wall, threw her across the room and dragged her around by her hair. Damon Thomas also allegedly showed naked pictures of one of her sisters to her late father, Robert Kardashian, because he wanted to show him his daughters were “whores.”
- One alleged incident of domestic violence occurred before a skydiving trip with Justin Timberlake. (Uh, random?) According to court documents, “Before we left our home, Damon hit me in the face and cut my lip open. I fell into the bed frame and banged my knee hard. I was limping when we went skydiving.”
- Kim also claims Damon Thomas was extremely jealous and controlling, like making her quit her job at an L.A. shop called Body. “He said he did not want me to have contact with my old boyfriends who would be able to reach me at the clothing store,” she claimed. Her ex-husband allegedly also prevented her from seeing friends, told her that her family was “evil,” and once punched her in the face because he was suspicious of who she was paging. “He said he wanted to know where I was at all times,” Kim said.
- Kim also claims that Damon Thomas gave her $3,650 to get liposuction because he wanted her to be “perfect,” she said. He allegedly also gave her $1,000 for further surgery. (Although this might sound bizarre, controlling the way a partner dresses or looks is one of the symptoms of intimate partner violence.)
Damon Thomas filed for divorce from Kim Kardashian in 2003 and allegedly paid her a lump-sum of $56,000 in the divorce. What’s he been up to since the divorce? He produced the “Dreamgirls” soundtrack in 2006 and, well, that’s about it. [New York Daily News, Daily Mail UK]