JUDGE ORDERS KARDASHIANS TO TESTIFY IN STEP-MOM LEGAL WAR
A Los Angeles judge has sensationally ordered KIM KARDASHIAN, her siblings and momager KRIS JENNER to sit for depositions in the multi-million dollar legal battle against their ex-stepmom.
The “reality” stars will be questioned about whether they filed a lawsuit against Ellen Kardashian purely as a storyline for their E! show and then staged scenes in order to build drama around it, a source revealed.
The Kardashians are suing Ellen — who married the Kardashian children’s father, Robert, two months before he died of esophageal cancer in 2003 — for $500,000 in damages, claiming she sold their belongs to various publishers, RadarOnline reported.
In response, Ellen filed a counter-suit accusing her ex-step children of a litany of civil offenses, including defamation, intentionally inflicting emotional distress, a civil conspiracy to defame and the public disclosure of private facts.
“It’s always been Ellen and her lawyers belief that they will be able to prove the storyline was orchestrated,” a case insider explained.
“Their answers at these depositions could reveal whether any of the dialogue and discussion in key Keeping Up with The Kardashians scenes were scripted and staged and whether there was a plot to smear their dad’s ex-wife.”
Staff from Bunim-Murray, the producers behind Keeping Up With The Kardashians, will also be questioned.
In the judge’s order handed down on Christmas Eve the motion to conduct “limited discovery” was granted.
“This motion means Ellen’s lawyers will get to depose Kim Kardashian along with her sisters Kourtney, Khloe and possibly their brother Rob, depending on what surfaces from the sisters’ and mom Kris’ deposition,” the source added.