Scott Disick's "best friend" Chloe Bartoli is "adamant that nothing happened" between them.
The 32-year-old reality TV star was dumped by his long-term girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian earlier this month after he was photographed spending time with the stylist in the South of France, but she insists "he's like a brother to her."
A source close to the fashionista said: "Chloe is adamant that nothing happened between her and Scott in Europe. She's telling friends there is no way, that he's like a brother to her."
Aside from lying on the same sun lounger together, Chloe was also snapped feeding Scott at a restaurant in Monte Carlo.
But the insider told E! News: "He was super drunk the whole time and she took care of him, yes. But she says the photos are misleading...She insists she and Scott are just best friends."
The former restaurateur, who has sons, Mason, five, and seven-month-old Reign, as well as daughter Penelope, three, with the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star, has allegedly been drinking heavily in recent months and friends are begging him to return to rehab, where he has spent three brief stints already over the past year.
The source added: "They fear he is out of control and has fallen off the wagon. He is partying hard and they are concerned."
Scott is scheduled to make an appearance at 1OAK nightclub in Las Vegas this Friday night (24.07.15).