Kim Kardashian is no stranger to the world of tabloid journalism. Quite the contrary, in fact.
The reality star pays a publicist to ensure she and her family receive as much attention as possible. But while these stories typically center around harmless "news" items such as Kim's latest weight loss, a pair of reports this week focus on Kim's dangerous love life.
First, Life & Style quoted Kim's friends as fearing for their pal's feelings because she's mixed up with a major, orgy-loving player in Cristiano Ronaldo.
Conversely, Star delves into Kardashian's past. It claims to have uncovered court documents that prove Kim was abused in her marriage to music producer Damon Thomas.
Kardashian and Thomas (pictured, right) were married from 2000-2004. During their time together, the cover story above alleges the latter flew into jealous rages, threatened Kim's life and forced her to get plastic surgery.
Kim recounts one incident, citing a day when the couple was scheduled to go skydiving with Justin Timberlake:
“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.”
If this story is true, Kim has recovered nicely. She's established a career for herself that involves receiving money for random appearances, followed by a day of shopping and paparazzi photos that are often arranged by her publicist, resulting in more cash in Kim's pocket.
For example, Kardashian has spent this week in Australia...