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Lawyer claims Kim Kardashian is being held 'hostage' by Kris Humphries

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The divorce battle between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries continues. In court papers filed on behalf of the socialite, Kim's lawyer has claimed she is being held 'hostage' by her estranged husband. In a 217-page response to Kris' claims that he is not ready to go to trial because of "uncooperative third parties", lawyer Laura Wasser argues that his camp have presented no evidence that they have met with any opposition.

Kim Kardashian

The NBA player "cannot continue to hold the court and (Kim) hostage through his own lack of diligence in preparing his case for trial," the lawyer states in a court filing submitted on February 8, according to E! News.Kim has been pressing for her divorce from Kris to be finalized before the birth of her first child with new man Kanye West. Her lawyer says she is ready to be deposed, but that Kris is insisting he is present and that because of his busy schedule, this cannot happen until May at the earliest.A hearing is due to take place on Friday morning to determine the next course of action for the former couple - Kim filed for divorce from Kris in October 2011, after just 72 days of marriage.The stress of the divorce is said to be taking its toll on 32-year-old Kim, who, in a motion filed last month, expressed concerns for her own health as well as her unborn child's.With her baby due in early summer, the expectant star has started preparing for motherhood.She and Kanye have been kitting out their home ready for the new arrival, and recently took delivery of a 400 Cybex Sirona car seat.On Tuesday they took time out of nesting preparations to stop off for some frozen yoghurt in Beverly Hills - perhaps the result of a sweet pregnancy craving.

Kim Kardashian

Ready to welcome Kanye's first baby in a matter of months, Kim has started showing her commitment to the rapper in another way. She has taken to wearing a KW ring on her left hand in recent weeks as a sign of her devotion.

The couple recently returned from a romantic babymoon in Rio de Janeiro - and are already back on their celebrity duties. On Wednesday, Kim walked the red carpet at the opening of Topshop's flagship store in Los Angeles, before heading over to an afterparty to celebrate the opening of Tommy Hilfiger's new West Coast boutique where she was joined by Kanye. She covered up her growing bump in an embellished nude and feather dress that she teamed with leather leggings and black heels.

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