Dr. Drew: Kim Abused Kris

Corey Levitan
November 30, 2011

The villain role in the Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries drama just became a whole lot cloudier — at least according to Dr. Drew Pinsky. The celebrity interventionist paints Kardashian as a physical abuser, citing as evidence footage from Sunday night’s premiere of “Kim and Kourtney Take New York,” in which Kardashian punched her soon-to-be-ex-husband during a fight over a broken toenail.

“What you are seeing there is domestic violence,” Pinsky said on his Headline News talk show. “Anybody listening at home and viewing this has to understand the spectrum of domestic violence, and this is incontrovertible evidence of someone engaged in a domestic violence relationship.”

Whether the abuser poses an actual bodily threat to the partner doesn’t matter, Pinsky said, noting that the violence always escalates and “it goes to a horrible, horrible place.”

Pinsky — who counsels victims of domestic violence in addition to washed-up celebrities battling substance abuse on national TV — said he’s not worried for Kim and Kris, since they’re obviously splitsville. His concern is for the Kardashian fans who don’t recognize the signs that they might be in an abusive relationship.

“A lot of people watching this may not understand this, and I get that,” Pinsky said. “It looks playful. What’s the big deal?

“It is a massive deal and it’s important,” he continued.” People minimize this stuff until it gets to the emergency room. Then they’re wondering what happened.”

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