“Dimebag” Darrell Abbott‘s longtime girlfriend Rita Haney has criticized Rex Brown‘s book as full of inaccuracies and has described the PANTERA bassist’s portrayal of Vinnie Paul Abbott as “pretty hateful.”
Asked in a new interview with Metal Forces for her opinion of Rex‘s 2013 memoir, “Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera”, Haney said: “Good lord… It’s not good to write a book when you don’t remember things, and you have other people telling you in your ear, ‘This is how it went down,’ when it didn’t. I got to chapter three, and I felt like I needed to get a highlighter out for things I knew were incorrect. [Laughs] I know where Rex is today, and where is head is. I know he regrets a lot of the things that are in that book. It’s kind of a… I don’t know. How can you write a book when there’s shit you don’t remember?”
Haney also commented on the fact that “Official Truth” seemed to paint the PANTERA drummer in a particularly unfavorable light.
“It seemed [to be a] potshot, like, ‘Let’s try to take some potshots and stab at you,'” Rita said. “And yeah, it was pretty hateful. It’s the pot calling the kettle black. How can you throw stuff out there when you’re just as guilty or guilty of worse things? Some of the stuff is not yours to tell, or yours to judge. And yeah, it was pretty shitty, I would say. I know [Rex] has regrets about that. If he doesn’t, he needs to.”