Scott and Kourtney are happily expecting their second child together, but a huge skeleton in Scott’s family closet, involving his father’s arrest for grand larceny, is like a stick of dynamite that could send Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner into a rage against Scott and his clan.
Since Keeping Up with the Kardashians debuted in 2007, and with all the family spin-offs that followed, Scott’s parents have made only a handful of cameo appearances.
“They’re completely removed from the Beverly Hills scene and look like fish out of water when they’re with Kris and her glamorous girls,” a source close to the family tells Star.
Kris and Kourtney, 33, have had enough troubles with Scott, 29, over the years but the latest embarrassing scandal could well be the straw that breaks the camel’s back!
Formerly in the apparel business in NYC, Jeffrey Disick, now 62, turned himself in to officers of the Suffolk County (N.Y.) District Attorney’s Office after someone alerted the authorities that he had stolen money a year earlier from a bank near the Disick family home in the Long Island town of Eastport, according to court and law enforcement documents, obtained exclusively by Star.
Jeffrey was charged with a felony count of grand larceny for “acting in concert with another person” to “steal in excess of $3,000 from North Fork Bank.” He later pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of petty larceny, paid $6,500 in restitution, and was sentenced to 140 hours of community service in lieu of 30 days in jail.
Scott’s dad’s embarrassing arrest appears to have been the rock bottom of a series of financial problems for him and his wife. Court records obtained by Star indicate that between 1989 and 2008, Jeffrey and Bonnie Disick individually and collectively were the subjects of liens and judgments filed by companies, individuals and state and federal tax agencies totaling at least $391,000.
“With everything else that has put Kris at odds with Scott’s parents,” says the friend, “I wouldn’t be surprised if she also felt they’d be happy to exploit their son’s relationship with the Kardashians for any payoff it could bring.”
Meanwhile, Scott’s lifestyle may be having a negative effect on their couple.
“Scott doesn’t even really have a career outside reality TV, and there have been so many stories about Scott’s out-of-control partying and wandering eye,” the friend continues.
“It’s gotten to the point where Kourtney has snapped at him, ‘I can’t take any more of your lies!’ “Sometimes it seems as if he’s built his entire relationship with Kourtney on secrets and lies. When this secret about his father’s criminal past gets out, Kourtney will feel like Scott’s betrayals are never-ending — to her and her entire family.”
For more details about Kourtney and Scott’s troubles pick up the new issue of Star magazine, on newsstands Thursday.