Inside Joe Francis' Most Shocking Claims About Kourtney Kardashian

The link between Joe Francis and the Kardashians dates back to long before their reality TV royalty. The "Girls Gone Wild" founder opened Casa Aramara in Punta Mita, Mexico in 2001, and the resort wound up being a mainstay for the Kardashians. In 2005, Joe was romantically linked to Paris Hilton, who introduced him to her friend Kim Kardashian around that time, per Complex. During an early episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," Joe made an appearance on the show and invited the sisters to come to his Mexican resort to model bikinis. Joe became embedded in the Kardashian Clan. He was among the select few who were on-hand when Kanye West proposed to Kim at San Francisco's AT&T Park in 2013. "It was like a movie. Kanye West has outdone every man," he told the Huffington Post about the engagement.

In 2015, Kourtney Kardashian commemorated the first night she met long-time partner Scott Disick with a throwback photo posted to her Instagram. Joe is seen sitting front and center while Kourtney and Scott are not close to each other. Speaking to InTouch in 2014 (via Elite Daily), Joe took credit for introducing Kourtney and Scott. "I introduced Kourtney and Scott at my house in Mexico," he told the outlet. "Scott came as the guest as a friend of mine, and they met in my master bedroom." Okay.

Joe has since revealed bombshells about that fateful night, along with sordid details about his own relationship with Kourtney ...

Kourtney Kardashian reportedly hated Scott Disick at first

Joe Francis had been romantically linked to Kourtney Kardashian in the past, although it was brief, per Complex. While appearing on the podcast "Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald" on Sept. 9, however, Joe said that he not only got romantic with Kourtney while she was in Casa Aramara, but it was when he was dating Kim Stewart. "Did I have sex with Kourtney on that trip? Yes. Did I have sex with Kim Stewart on that trip? Yes," Joe said (via Page Six). He also divulged that it was the same night Kourtney met Scott Disick. "And interestingly enough, that is when Kourtney and Scott met," he added.

According to the "Girls Gone Wild" honcho, Kourtney would not leave his room, so he recruited Scott to escort her out. "And Scott came down and I was trying to devise a plan to get her out of my room and she stood by the door," Joe said (via Page Six). Apparently, it was not love at first sight between Kourtney and Scott, as she left a note trashing him. "Joe, [Scott] is the biggest d****bag ever. I hate you for trying to make me go with him," the note read.

During an episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" from 2014, the couple confirmed their early tension. "I liked her. She wanted nothing to do with me." Scott said (via E! News) which at least slightly corroborates Joe's rendition of the evening. Wow.

Scott Disick parties with Joe Francis

In March 2016, after Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian's tumultuous relationship came to an end, Scott turned to Joe Francis for a reprieve. He went down to Casa Aramara for some rest and relaxation — and serious partying. The couple had been broken up since the previous July, and Scott found solace in the company of gorgeous companions while he visited Joe's Mexican resort. "Scott's with girls at the house, who are all models and super hot, he's having an amazing time," a source told People at the time (via the Daily Mail). "He's single and doing what single guys do, have fun and hang out with single hot girls." Scott also expressed how relieved he was to be free of Kourtney and her "many rules."

Scott was spotted drinking alcohol, which came as a surprise because he had been in rehab less than six months earlier. "He was on the road to recovery, bought the new house near Kourtney and was cordial with her ... but he's been up to his old tricks the past couple of weeks," a source told Entertainment Tonight following the bachelor's sojourn.

Keep reading to find out about the link between Joe's resort and Kim Kardashian. 

Kim Kardashian's home away from home

Over the years, Kim Kardashian has shared a series of photos from her multiple visits to Joe Francis' Casa Aramara. "Nothing better than @realjoefrancis's house in Punta Mita! Thank you for the best memories! #CasaAramara," the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star tweeted in August 2016. In fact, Kim even referred to the 22-room resort as her "home away from home" in a post on her website (via People).

In June, Kim caused a stir when she uploaded a bikini snap on a tennis court that was believed to be taken at Casa Aramara, as it was re-shared by their official account, per The U.S. Sun. The reason this visit stuck out was that earlier in the month, Joe had been arrested and charged with assaulting a woman. 

According to arrest documents, the "Girls Gone Wild" founder had asked a female companion to give him a vitamin injection after he had tested positive for Covid-19, per The U.S. Sun. Once she refused, Joe became incensed. "He grabbed her right arm, turned her toward him, grabbed her by the neck, and then spit in her face," the report read. "He said she doesn't care about him, and now she'll care because she's infected [with Covid] as well."