Monday, June 25, 2018

Stone Temple Pilots guitarist’s wife alleges domestic abuse in divorce filing

The wife of Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo has filed for divorce while alleging years of abuse by the rocker.

TMZ reports Jenn DeLeo filed for divorce a couple weeks ago, just days after she claims he made violent threats to her, admitted he was cheating and told her to get out of the house – in front of their 6-year-old daughter.

In court documents, Jenn alleges Dean’s behavior started in 2012, shortly after they were married and she gave birth to their daughter; she claims his substance abuse led first to an incident involving the newborn nearly drowning when the guitarist took her into the ocean "while he was completely inebriated", before outlining a pattern of physical assaults and threats in the years since.

“I want to give a shout out to anyone who’s in a domestic violence situation!,” Jenn DeLeo tweeted on June 23. “It’s not your fault for staying so long. Please find the strength to leave. Once you do it’s beautiful. Sending love”, with a follow-up note that read: “I was in one with #DeanDeleo for the past 8 years!!!”

Jenn is reportedly seeking custody of their daughter as well as child/spousal support in the divorce proceedings.

Currently touring in support of the band’s self-titled 2018 record with new singer Jeff Gutt, the Stone Temple Pilots guitarist has not publicly responded the allegations to date.

Last fall, the model/actress was one of several accusers of abuse by director James Toback as part of the #MeToo movement.

Next month, Stone Temple Pilots will team up with The Cult and Bush for the “Revolution 3” tour; the 20-plus city run will see the three acts perform full sets while taking the stage in a different order on every stop of the revolving headline run, which will open in Nashville, TN on July 18.

See also:

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