Kim claims Damon Thomas made her ask permission to see friends

Her Instagram message said it all – a photo of a huge rock simply entitled: ‘YES!!!’

For Kim Kardashian, Kanye West‘s public proposal in a San Francisco baseball stadium on her 33rd birthday was the perfect end to her modern Hollywood fairytale.

But it’s a long way from her first, much less talked about marriage.

Kim was just 19 and working at a clothing store in California when she tied the knot in 2000 to record producer Damon Thomas, then 29.

Unlike the wedded bliss she looks forward to with ‘best friend’ Kanye, 36, her first match soon turned into a nightmare, with Kim claiming she suffered a campaign of emotional and physical bullying.  

Damon first hit me a few months after we were married,’ Kim claims in her 2003 divorce papers.

‘One incident occurred on the day we were going skydiving with Justin Timberlake.

‘Before we left, Damon hit me in the face and cut my lip open.’

Kim also claimed he’d come home at 4.30am demanding her to cook him a meal, made her ask permission to see friends and gave her £2,200 to get lipo so she could be ‘perfect’ for him.

Chillingly, she adds that he even attacked her as she crept back into their home to collect her belongings following their split in April 2003.

She said: ‘[Damon] came at me and slammed me against the closet wall…

‘He held me up with his hands around my neck and threatened to choke me.’

Worst of all, Kim went through a lot alone.

She’d kept her January 2000 Las Vegas wedding a secret and fell out with her family for six months after her sister Kourtney Kardashian found the wedding certificate online.

Damon has strongly denied Kim‘s claims, calling her a ‘fame-loving, lying, plastic-surgery-loving cheat’, adding that ‘she does harmful things in order to validate herself in the media.’

Read more about Kim Kardashian in this week’s Now magazine dated 4 November 2013 – download the digital edition now

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