Lead singer of Creed, Scott Stapp, had recently released a video online saying he was living In an Holiday Inn, without money, and being threatened by his old record label. He claimed that the IRS has frozen his accounts and that the record label stole money and kept royalties from him. This might just be the plea of someone who is paranoid, and as it has become apparent, it might just be. His wife of eight years, Jaclyn Stapp, has filed for divorce and this has revealed that he could be in bad shape.
The former Miss New York says in the divorce papers that Stapp left home in early October and has not told her his locations. She also said that he has been using amphetamines, crystal meth, and steroids so much that it made him take a break with reality, he even threatened to kill himself or harm his family.
To support her claims, she shared the these text messages she was sent by Stapp:
“Florida is not safe. Biological weapons on the way. U have to leave with kids and meet me in Atlanta.”
“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.”
“God is also telling me something about Palm Springs and Nashville so there’s a connection somehow. He’s also telling me DEA for some reason.”
“Wells Fargo working out my account problems. I’m out of gas. Haven’t eaten all day. I’m asking if they can spot me $1,000 so I don’t fall over from malnutrition.”
“I wouldn’t doubt it if the CIA is behind Alcoholics Anonymous.”
TMZ also reports the November 13th incident where the Madison County Florida Sheriff’s Dept. deputies found him on the side of a road “wasted, incoherent, and rambling that someone was trying to poison him.” The police thus placed him on a 72-hour psych hold.
Along with filing for complete custody of their children, on November 11th, Jaclyn filed for a separate Marchman Act petition. The Marchman Act is a Florida law that provides the court the with the ability to perform “involuntary assessment, stabilization petitions, and involuntary treatment petitions for substance abuse impaired persons.” A hearing was held Wednesday, however, on Friday, Jaclyn decided to drop the petition and decided to instead help him personally.
In his recent video, Stapp claims that he is completely sober, but the legal documents tell a different story.