December 1, 2014

Creed frontman Scott Stapp claimed last week in video messages on Facebook — which has since been removed — that he was broke, all but homeless and under “vicious attack” over what he alleged was his investigation of unpaid royalties from his record label. But a different picture has also emerged following a report in the Miami Herald that Stapp’s wife, Jaclyn, has filed for divorce and full custody of their children, claiming that Stapp has recently used amphetamines, crystal meth, cocaine and steroids.

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Stapp said in the first deleted video that he was “as sober as can be . . . I began getting blood and urine tests once a week just in case someone called me on the carpet on it, I could prove it.” But he added that an audit of his record company and personal finances revealed that “a lot of money was stolen from me” and that additional investigation on his part led to the IRS freezing his bank accounts.

The Miami Herald report, however, tells quite a different story. Stapp’s wife Jaclyn, a former Miss New York USA, said in her divorce petition that her husband of eight years was no longer capable of caring for their three children.

She claimed that the 41-year-old frontman disappeared from their Florida home in early October and hasn’t been telling her where he is. She stated that Stapp has been doing so many drugs that he had become a paranoid shell who had threatened to kill himself and harm his family.


Jaclyn supported her claim with bizarre text messages that allegedly came from Stapp, including one that read, “Florida is not safe. Biological weapons on the way. U have to leave with kids and meet me in Atlanta.”

A more disturbing message said, “I’m coming to get you Satan and children. No mercy. You know how this ends. God created you and now God is ending you.”

Jason Brodie, Jaclyn’s attorney, said in a statement, “This is a very painful and personal matter for Jaclyn and her family. Her primary concern remains, as it always has been, the best interest of her children.”

Stapp’s whereabouts remained unknown at press time and he did not answer repeated phone calls from the Herald. He said in his video that he was seeking legal representation.

All three of Stapp’s videos were taken down but some YouTube users managed to capture them and post copies.

A report at TMZ indicated that Stapp’s wife Jaclyn has asked a judge to have her husband committed to a mental facility for a 60-day psychiatric hold.  Stapp was previously placed in a 72-hour psychiatric hold after he was found by police by the side of a road on November 13th, incoherent and apparently on drugs. Although Stapp has claimed to be clean in his video messages, Jaclyn and her mother have stated that he is lying.

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