Kim Kardashian hasn’t made much of an effort to discuss the man she once called her husband – and for good reason.
According to 2003 court documents obtained by Star magazine, the reality star was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of ex-husband Damon Thomas, whom she eloped with when she was just 19.
Kardashian, now 29, claimed her music producer husband – a partner at Underdog Entertainment who has worked with singers Pink and Katharine McPhee – became abusive only a few months after they wed, the Daily Mail reports.
According to the papers, Kardashian was often left bruised and battered from Thomas, now 39, punching her in the face, slamming her against walls and throwing her across the room.
She recalled one incident of physical abuse when they were about to go skydiving with singer Justin Timberlake.
“Before we left our home, Damon hit me in the face and cut my lip open,” she stated. “I fell into the bed frame and banged my knee hard. I was limping when we went skydiving.”
Another alleged incident took place when Thomas became suspicious about who Kardashian was paging.
“He became enraged and punched me in the face. My face was bruised and swollen as a result,” she said. “I thought about calling the police but was afraid and decided not to do so.”
On another occasion, Kardashian said Thomas became angered while she was retrieving something from the bathroom in their home.
He allegedly slammed her against the closet wall and held his hands around her neck, threatening to choke her.
“He then grabbed me by my hair and told me to get out,” she states in the documents. “He put one hand against my back and pushed me up the stairs (the front door is on the ground level and the bedroom is one level below ground).
“At the top of the stairs, he threw me across the room and I hit my head against the front door. I got up and ran out of the house. I was frightened.”
Kardashian claimed Thomas also gave her $3,650 to get liposuction because he wanted her to be “perfect.”
In the court papers, Thomas was accused of having so much control over his young wife that he forced her to quit jobs and college and prohibited her from seeing any friends.
“Damon decided what we would do and when we would do it. He was very much the “King of the castle,'” she said. “He said he wanted to know where I was at all times.”
Kardashian also alleged that Thomas would start arguments at family gatherings and even tried to convince her that her mother and sisters were “evil.”
As a way of branding her siblings “whores,” Thomas allegedly showed naked pictures of one of her sisters to her late father, Robert Kardashian.
After three years of abuse, Thomas was the one who filed for divorce in 2003. He was reportedly ordered to give Kardashian a lump-sum payment of $56,000.