While there was little doubt Kardashian was manipulating scenes in her reality show “Kourtney & Kim Take New York,” a producer for the show and producer on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” provides the first hard evidence in a 165-page deposition.
Russell Jay, one of the show’s producers, testified under oath that at least two scenes were “scripted, reshot, or edited’ to put make Humphries look like an insensitive buffoon to justify her decision to end the marriage after just 72-days.
The same goes for Humphries elaborate wedding proposal in which he spread rose petals over Kim’s bed to surprise her. Kim not only knew about the proposal but had the scene reshot because “she didn’t like how her face looked in the first take,” Jay testified, according to Life & Style magazine.
In another scene, monager Kris Jenner and Kim have a confidential discussion where Kim reportedly reveals for the first time that the marriage wasn’t working out. But Jay said the scene was actually shot after Kim had filed for divorce.
TheImproper first reported last January that the Kardashian appeared to have engaged in “creative backfilling,” in their reality series.
Kim is pictured having the heart-to-heart talk with Kris in the back of a limo, supposedly on a business trip to Dubai in October. It aired on an episode of episode of “Kourtney & Kim Take New York.” Kim went into a long confessional about how her marriage wasn’t right.
Later photographs surfaced of Kim and Kris emerging from a Los Angeles sound stage in December wearing or carrying the same clothes used in the scene.
In another scene from “Kourtney & Kim Take New York,” the 32-year-old baby mama explodes when she finds out Humphries had a couple of girls over to his hotel room for a party. The show claimed Kim was out of town at the time and did not know about the party.
But Jay testified that she not only knew about the party, but was staying in the hotel at the same time. The scene was later used to make Humphries look like he was being unfaithful to his wife.
“They set Kris up to look like a jerk. Anyone who loves someone would not team up with their production team to make them look like a fool on TV,” a friend of the basketballer said.
The court document also reveals that theatrical “tear sticks,” used to simulate crying, were kept on the set, although Jay said he was unsure if they were used.
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