For someone who is highly popular and well known for her personal life, not much has been revealed about Kim Kardashian’s first marriage, that is until now.
Star magazine was able to uncover the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star’s divorce documents, which shockingly details abuse at the hands of her former husband and music producer, Damon Thomas.
Kim eloped with Damon back in January 2000, much to her parents dismay. Kim was 19 at the time, and Damon was 29. According to Kim’s statements in the divorce papers, the abuse began shortly after the couple got married. “Damon first hit me a few months after we were married,” she says in the statement, before going on to describe several instances of alleged abuse in detail.
“One incident occurred on the day that Damon and I were going skydiving with Justin Timberlake,” Kim says. “Before we left home, Damon hit me in the face and cut my lip open. I fell into the bed frame and banged my knee hard.” Another incident involved Damon learning Kim had paged someone,” which then led to another violent episode. “He became enraged and punched me in the face. My face was bruised and swollen as a result.”
In the documents, Kim also acknowledges never calling the cops. “I thought about calling the police but was afraid and decided not to do so.”
According to Kim, the abuse was not just physical, but also psychological. Kim claims she was forced to quit her job and stay at home because Damon “wanted to know where I was at all times.” “He often arrived home at 4:30AM and expected me to prepare a meal for him at that hour,” she says. He would also demand that she “ask permission” to go to the store or out to dinner with friends. Damon also gave her thousands of dollars and told her to get liposuction.
Damon filed for divorce in 2003 after three years of marriage. The divorce was made official in 2004 and he was ordered to pay Kim $56,000.
Damon has since come out denying the abuse claims.