Stone Temple Pilots Guitarist Reacts To Allegations That He’s An Abusive Drug Addict


TMZ reports that Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo has finally responded after three months to allegations that he abused his estranged wife Jenn, and was abusing alcohol and drugs during their marriage. Dean made the statements in his responsive declaration to request for orders in his divorce case. In the documents, obtained by TMZ, Dean says when he was first talking to Jenn she would bitch that her then-husband was very mean and would throw her around and dangle her over a stairwell.

Dean says years later he got to know Jenn’s ex and says he’s a gentleman and not the mean violent man Jenn painted him out to be. Dean says Jenn’s now attempting to do the exact same thing to him. Dean denies he’s ever been abusive and claims her cheating allegations are false, saying he’s been clean and sober from drugs and alcohol since 2013. As for Jenn’s claim Dean once took their baby daughter June into the ocean while he was drunk, he says it’s a bold-face lie.

DeLeo attached declarations from his teenage son, ex-wife and current girlfriend, all of whom vouch for him as a father with a strong bond with his kids. Jenn filed for divorce back in June and claimed days prior to filing docs Dean made violent threats, including against her then boyfriend Aaron Perry, the son of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry. Jenn also accused him of hitting her, threatening suicide, and threatening to murder her. Dean is seeking joint custody of their 6-year-old daughter.