Kim Kardashian Physically Abused by Ex-Husband

Kim Kardashian was beaten up by her former husband on a regular basis, the reality TV star claims in divorce papers published by the U.K.’s Daily Mail. According to the papers, Kardashian was repeatedly beaten up by music producer Damon Thomas throughout their close to four-year marriage, which officially ended in divorce in 2004. Thomas was ordered to pay the then-unknown Kardashian $56,000 as part of the divorce settlement.

Kardashian claims in the court documents that Thomas started beating her a few months after they got married in January 2000. In one instance, Thomas allegedly hit Kardashian in the face, causing her to fall down and bang her knee on the bed frame. In another incident, Kardashian claimed that Thomas punched her in the face after he learned that she paged someone.

Kardashian was only 19 years old when she eloped with and married the then-29-year-old Thomas in Las Vegas. Thomas has worked with the likes of Lionel Richie, Pink, and Chris Brown, among others. He also produced the soundtrack for 2006’s “Dreamgirls.”