The saga involving Creed frontman Scott Stapp took another strange turn this week as the singer’s soon-to-be ex-wife claimed Stapp was in a schizophrenic rage and plotting to assassinate President Barack Obama.
In a 911 call obtained by TMZ, Jaclyn Stapp told police officers that her husband has long suffered from schizophrenia, but took a turn for the worst after leaving a mental health facility last month. During one particular episode, Scott was allegedly riding a bicycle shirtless with a backpack filled with papers he said received from the CIA. “He thinks he’s part of the CIA. He thinks they’re trying to kill him and he has a bunch of paperwork in his backpack that [says] he’s a CIA agent and he was supposed to assassinate Obama.”
According to PEOPLE, the Secret Service is aware of the incident and will “take appropriate action.”
In the wake of this incident, as well as reports that Stapp is self-medicating with amphetamines, crystal meth, and steroids, a Florida judge has given sole custody of his three children to Jaclyn. Additionally, he may not visit the family’s home.
For his part, Stapp has posted a series of video diaries in which he maintained his sobriety while also accusing the IRS, his record label, and banks of freezing his bank accounts. Last night, Stapp took to Creed’s Facebook to specifically address his mental health, drug use, and the assassination allegations. The posting has since been removed, but you can read a transcript below.
What’s up everyone, Scott Stapp here. In light of the recent vicious attacks on my character as well as the vicious lies that are being spread about me, I’m left with no option but to address this circus. In no way, shape or form are any of these accusations true. I am 100% sober and 100% mentally sane and stable. Supporting documents validating this will be given to Judge Colin and serviced to the media next week. These documents are being issued by the Hazleton-Betty Ford Center. When these accusations were initially levied against me, I immediately sought refuge within the sober community in Palm Desert, CA, as well as met with senior heads of department at the Hazleton-Betty Ford Center. I did not check in, as I have not been using drugs or alcohol nor have been suffering from any mental health issues. I came to the center for the most credible acknowledgement and support in the world to validate that I was sober and mental stable. After two weeks of meetings with appropriate departments, voluntarily submitting to a clinical diagnostic evaluation, and blood and urine tests, Hazelton-Betty Ford Center is preparing official documents validating what I have been saying all along. I am not, nor have been on drugs or drinking and am not suffering from any mental health issues. Again, everything that is being reported about me is not true. This vicious attack was levied against me after I discovered multiple counts of financial fraud and embezzlement. It is sad the lengths some will go to in an effort to keep themselves from being exposed for the serious financial crimes they have committed. As you might assume, I am very hurt by what has gone on. Again, official reports will be provided next week hopefully ending the circus so the real issues at hand can be addressed. Love you all and thank you to all those who have supported me during this smear campaign.
I have nothing but sincere respect, love and admiration for President Obama. The recent report claiming I am delusional, and claiming I’m a CIA agent with evil intent towards our beloved President is a joke. I’m shocked the press even covered such a ridicules story. My history supporting our troops and this great country of ours should speak for itself.
Have a great weekend my friends