One incident of physical abuse that Kim recalled took place when she and Thomas were going skydiving with pop star Justin Timberlake.

We're taking a look back at the star's past relationships -- including her first ex-husband, Damon Thomas.

Kim Kardashian doesn't exactly bring up this tidbit all the time, but it's true: She got married for the first time at the age of 20.

Their marriage was officially dissolved in February 2004 and Thomas was ordered to give Kim a one-off payment of $56,000.

Kim has since dated R&B star Ray J and American football player Reggie Bush.

If Damon were not home, I was required to call him and ask permission to leave the house.' But, according to the explosive court papers, Thomas's abuse did not end there - and he started hitting her just a few months after they were married.

While Kim stood at just 5ft3in and weighed 107lbs, her husband towered over her at 5ft10in and 175lbs.

'I thought about calling the police but was afraid and decided not to do so.'On another occasion we were at the marital residence and had an argument.

He grabbed my arm and slammed me against the sliding mirror of the closet in our bedroom.' Kim claims the abuse continued even after they separated in April 2003.

At the time of their quickie Vegas wedding she was working as a sales girl at a Los Angeles shop called Body, but her new husband soon made her quit the job.

According to Kim, her music producer husband wanted her at his beck and call - and even demanded that she cook him food when he arrived home at 4.30am.

According to the documents, Thomas would punch her in the face, slam her against walls and throw her across the room, leaving her bruised and battered.