Back in June, Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo‘s estranged wife Jennifer Grace DeLeo has filed for divorce, claiming that the musician physically abused her, often under the heavy influence of alcohol or drugs.
“Dean filed new legal docs in his divorce case and claims Jenn DeLeo’s up to her old tricks. In docs, 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 BS, adding he’s been clean and sober from drugs and booze 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.
“Dean says don’t just take his word for it. The musician attached declarations from his teenage son, ex-wife and current girlfriend… all of whom vouch for him as a dad with a strong bond with his kids.”
As previously reported, Jennifer stated in the divorce documents:
“After we were married and I gave birth to our daughter in April of 2012, Dean completely changed. I began to worry and wonder if he had ‘fallen off the wagon’ and turned to alcohol and drugs again or was having affairs. This was a major concern of mine, as he is a recovering heroin addict. To my dismay and shock, he was doing both. An onslaught of disturbing experiences with him began from that point forward.
“When June was about seven months old, Dean went out and had another drinking binge and arrived home past three o’clock in the morning. I was up all night worried and waiting for him to come home when I heard rumblings from the garage. I was completely horrified to find him passed out with the garage door closed and the car running. I quickly opened the door and frantically made sure he was still breathing.
“When I woke him, he got horrifyingly angry, screaming as he made his way to the powder room and vomited. When I checked in on him to see if he was OK, he became violent. He threw me around and almost killed me, pushing me so hard I fell, sustaining multiple bruises all over my body and persistent back pain since the incident.
“I then went to the residence of my ex-husband, a well-respected surgeon, who had to dress my wounds, as I was frightened to go to the police or hospital. I prayed this would never happen again. This was not the first nor the last time he was violent with me. He attempted to strangle me several times throughout the years.
“Dean would often tell me he could have his ex-wife killed and that he ‘knew people.’ I have been so scared of drinking my coffee or driving my car for fear that Dean has tampered with them in some way. I remain petrified that he is going to have me killed once I say I would leave him. There have been numerous times when he would get angry in the car and drive so fast while saying he would kill both of us. I watched the film, ‘Sleeping with the Enemy,’ and can relate completely.
“We, as a couple, have seen clinical psychologist, Dr. Rene Hollander, who requested Dean see a psychiatrist, which Dean did. The doctor prescribed him medicine to treat his bipolar disorder. Dean did not take the medicine that was prescribed or even acknowledge that he has this mental condition for which he has been diagnosed by a doctor. Dr. Hollander wrote me a letter documenting Dean’s confession of abuse. Dr. Hollander has also stated he would not see Dean as a client again.
“Dean cannot control his temper, and we are all walking on eggshells 24 hours a day. It is debilitating. You cannot touch the car door or the car handle, or leave any fingerprints anywhere without Dean completely flipping out. ‘Fuck, you touched the door! Watch your fingerprints!’