Scott Stapp, the lead singer of Creed, won’t be having such a Merry Christmas this year!
The troubled singer lost custody of his children after reportedly threatening to assassinate President Obama.
The alleged threat follows a video he posted a couple of weeks ago claiming that he was broke, homeless, and under attack by the IRS.
On Friday, a judge awarded full custody of his children to Jaclyn Stapp, his estranged wife.
Jaclyn filed for divorce back in November. At the time she filed the divorce papers, she requested that Scott be committed to a psychiatric hospital for 60 days, but shortly after she rescinded the request.
A police report stated Stapp had warned his son’s school on November 10 that it was going to be a target of an ISIS attack. The website reports that Stapp appeared to be incoherent and wasted when he was arrested.
In the same report, Jaclyn told police that he had been on a long drug binge and was hearing voices.
On Friday, an audio recording of Jaclyn’s 911 call was released. She told authorities her husband was on a bike with two backpacks that he claimed were full of government documents. She asked them to help him.
In the 911 recording, she stated, “He thinks he’s part of CIA, he thinks they are trying to kill him and he has a bunch of paperwork in his backpack that he’s a CIA agent and he was supposed to assassinate Obama”.
On Friday, a Secret Service spokeswoman told People that the agency tasked with protecting the president was aware of the possible threat and would “take appropriate action.”
Scott previously posted three Facebook videos, which have been taken down. In them, he discussed how money had been stolen from him.
He stated that he was under a “pretty vicious attack” from his banks, the IRS and others who sought to ruin his career and reputation with what he called “unfounded rumors”.
At the end of November, authorities did a wellness check on Stapp. At the time, they stated the singer was “okay.”
In her divorce filing, Jaclyn Stapp presented threats her husband made against her and their three children.
This is really sad. The guy at times appears to be fine mentally, but we all know drug abusers become very good liars.
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