The Kardashians have apparently offered Kourtney’s former boyfriend, Scott Disick, $20 million to keep his mouth shut about all of their scandalous secrets. While the phrase, “there is no such thing as bad publicity” is especially true for a family that is famous because of scandals, it appears as though enough is enough, and Mr. Disick is saying too much.
According to RadarOnline, the Kardashians are attempting to destroy Scott piece by piece. While getting him out of town is probably a good first step in that process, handing him $20 million for doing nothing is not exactly destroying him. In addition to Scott having to keep his mouth shut every time he wants to tell the world a juicy family secret, he will also apparently not be able to find work in the city of Los Angeles. Poor Scott, not being able to tell the world which guy Kylie Jenner is dating this week is going to be really hard on him.
For a man that apparently lost his family because he was drinking too much, according to People, it does not appear as though being out of work in Los Angeles will hurt him. According to sources, his net worth is around $12 million for basically being a reality star, which includes appearing on the Kardashian shows and public appearances. If he accepts the $20 million fee to be quiet, he will almost double his net worth for doing absolutely nothing.
In recent months, Scott has gone off the deep end. According to a source that spoke to People, his drinking has gotten much worse in the past year because of the recent loss of both of his parents.
“Scott has a serious drinking problem. He doesn’t know when to stop, and he takes it too far. His parents’ deaths really hurt him. He took it incredibly hard and was in a very dark place after it happened. It’s still painful. He acts out, he rebels, he drinks too much and he embarrasses her. He acts like a kid sometimes. He just rebels against the crazy responsibility of having three kids and makes Kourtney do it all.”
A sad situation indeed, but the 32-year-old is not honoring the responsibility that he has to his three children. According to the RadarOnline source, the deal would happen on the Kardashian’s terms, and Scott will have limited access to his children.
“They want him out of town and away from Kourtney and it’s going to happen on their terms, not his. He’ll get very limited access to the kids and for a very good reason — he’s drunk all the time now and not fit to look after them. He’s a lost cause.”
The Kardashians are not subtle about disposing of the former men in their lives. Khloe Kardashian’s former husband, Lamar Odom, was apparently the first one to receive such treatment. While Odom never received a check for $20 million, it has become loud and clear that he is no longer a part of the tight-knit Kardashian family.
Regardless of the situation, it appears as though Kourtney still has a soft spot for Scott Disick. According to Hollywood Life, Kourtney just cannot bring herself to unfollow Disick on Instagram. Whether or not she wants to continue following him because she misses him or because she wants to keep tabs on him is anyone’s guess, but Disick’s Instagram recently sent mixed signals about his behavior. Here is a recent post which shows a softer Scott Disick.
While Scott has a drinking problem, it appears as though he has always deeply cared for his children, even if alcohol has gotten in the way. At this point, it remains to be seen if Scott Disick will accept the Kardashian’s $20 million to basically go away forever.
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