Scott Disick Dumped Sofia Richie To Date Kylie Jenner?
Did Scott Disick “dump” Sofia Richie for Kylie Jenner? One tabloid seemed to think so recently. Gossip Cop looked into the rumor and discovered something different.
Life & Style was behind the improbable report that Disick was eyeing Kylie Jenner to be his new lady love. After his relationship with supermodel Sofia Richie ended, with one source for the outlet claiming that “it’s being said that Scott dumped her,” people around the Kardashian-Jenner family began noticing he was acting strangely around Kylie.
“Scott and Kylie are constantly hanging out and talking, whispering in corners and giggling,” the so-called “source” said, “So much so that friends have even begun to wonder if they’re quietly dating. They just seem a little too close for comfort!” The outlet then grossly added, “Talk about keeping it all in the family.” Yuck.
Speaking of families, Kylie’s was apparently none too pleased to note the lavish attention Disick had been laying on thick to the makeup mogul. Kourtney Kardashian in particular was “livid” over Disick’s behavior. “She says it’s a total slap in the face and 1,000 percent inappropriate,” the suspicious tipster insisted. Kourtney was apparently quite disturbed by Disick supposedly “flirting” with her youngest sister, the source continued. “The thought of Kylie and Scott together makes her skin crawl. She’s threatened that Scott will never see his kids again if he seriously pursues Kylie.”
The outlet didn’t seem to think that Scott Disick was interested in Kylie Jenner for the right reasons, which might explain why Kourtney would allegedly make such a stark threat. “It’s no secret he’s obsessed with money,” tattled the source, “and Kylie is the ultimate catch.” That rumored ulterior motive was likely why the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner family, Kris Jenner, decided enough was enough. “She feels like he’s betrayed the family more than enough times and doesn’t need to keep using them as cash cows,” the source said, adding that Kris was even trying to cancel Disick’s E! contract.
Though this would certainly be a shocking and scandalous story if true, the fact of the matter is that it’s completely false. There were several red flags within this story that tipped us off that there was something fishy about it. First of all, every reputable source that has covered Scott Disick’s split from Sofia Richie has listed her as the instigator of their breakup. Besides, the outlet made it seem as if there was no hope of Disick and Richie ever getting back together, but the two recently reunited over the July 4th weekend. No word yet on if they are getting back together, but there’s clearly something still there.
As for Kylie, it seems very unlikely that she would hook up with her sister’s ex, not to mention the father of her niece and nephews. This story seems to have come out of nowhere, but after his stint in rehab — where he was outed to the media and forced to leave — Disick has been spending more time with the Kardashian-Jenner family, with them throwing him a birthday bash in May and him attending Khloe Kardashian’s birthday party in late June. It’s far more likely that the family was doing their best to make Disick feel included after a pretty rough, embarrassing event rather than Disick trying to seduce Kylie in order to get her money. Reps for Kylie also denied the story, pretty much confirming that this was totally untrue.
Of course, this is the sort of sloppy reporting we expect from Life & Style. The tabloid has gotten an embarrassing amount of stories completely wrong, especially when it comes to Scott Disick. This shameful outlet once reported that the Kardashians were “petrified” about Disick’s impending tell-all. Gossip Cop determined the story to be false and two years later, there is still no tell-all.
Later, the outlet claimed that Sofia Richie was convinced Kourtney Kardashian was trying to “steal” back Scott Disick. That was not the case, Gossip Cop discovered. Maybe this tabloid could simply try sticking to the facts next time.
Kylie Jenner Facing Jail Time For ‘Billion Dollar’ Fraud?
Kylie Jenner’s billion-dollar net worth has come into question lately. Does she face jail time because of it, as one tabloid claims this week? Gossip Cop investigated.
Jenner came under fire last week when Forbes, the magazine that first reported her to be worth a billion dollars, rescinded its previous assessment of her wealth after it claims she and her accountants provided false documents inflating her net worth. This week, In Touch decided that would be a juicy story for its cover, alleging, among other things, that the makeup mogul faces up to five years in prison for fraud.
At the heart of the matter is tax records provided to the magazine when it was reporting the original story. Those documents, it maintains today, were falsified or fake. Using publicly available information about the sale of 51 percent of her makeup brand, Kylie Cosmetics, the magazine amended its previous assertion and re-evaluated Jenner’s net worth to under a billion dollars — though, she’s still very, very rich.
While the Forbes article is full of documentation and solid reporting, this tabloid report is, of course, the exact opposite. The unreliable outlet quotes a supposed source as saying, “It’s no surprise,” referring to the explosive Forbes article, “she’s obsessed with money, power and image, but her whole life is as fake as those lips.” Wow! With those strong words, it’s no wonder this “source” chose to remain anonymous.
The most dubious claim in the piece by far is the threat of prison. The tabloid quotes a “Beverly Hills attorney” — one that does not represent Kylie Jenner — as saying that Jenner’s “discrepancies could spark a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation,” which could mean legal trouble. “[If] the sale was a misrepresentation from the beginning [and she made] herself seem like she was worth more, it’s securities and investments fraud,” the lawyer explains. He adds,“She could receive as much as five years in prison.”
Okay, so there are a couple things at play here. One: What is Kylie Jenner’s net worth? Frankly, we here at Gossip Cop aren’t qualified to make that call. Celebrity net worth (including all those sites you see on Google) are notoriously unreliable. The only real way to know is to see Jenner’s legitimate and unaltered bank and tax records, and we don’t have access to that, obviously.
But second is the jail time allegation. While it’s true that if Jenner lied on the tax return or about the value of Kylie Cosmetics to the company that purchased the 51 percent stake, then yes, Jenner would be in some serious hot water. But that’s not what Forbes has accused the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star. The financial publication is reporting that they believe Jenner and her representatives lied to its reporters. Lying to reporters is not a crime, and if it comes out that Jenner did misrepresent herself, she would likely face public ridicule, but not jail time.
The tabloids love the Jenners because the popular reality TV stars are good for selling magazines at the checkout counter. Gossip Cop has repeatedly busted various outlets for falsely reporting on the whole family, like in 2018 when In Touch’s sister outlet RadarOnline, which is owned by the same company, cynically alleged that Kylie Jenner doesn’t donate to charity. At all. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t take a lot of research to debunk the story, as Jenner has given generously over the years. In fact, earlier this year, she gave $1 million to wildfire relief in Australia.
None of these attacks are new, either. In 2017, In Touch claimed that Travis Scott cheated on Jenner while she was pregnant with their daughter, Stormi. While similar allegations have been made more recently, Gossip Cop thoroughly debunked this claim back in 2017. It wasn’t true.