Scott Stapp, lead singer of the Grammy award-winning rock band Creed, claimed in a video posted on his Facebook page on Wednesday that he is going through a tough time with no money and no home. Stapp also addressed rumors over his drug abuse, claiming that that he is sober and is not in rehab.
In the 15-minute video, Stapp claimed he is under “vicious attack” and did not know why. Stapp said that, nearly two months ago, he had begun “an audit of not only my record company but my personal finances," and found that a lot of his money had been stolen and many of his royalties were still due. He also claimed that he was a victim of identity theft, his bank accounts were hacked, and that someone had changed his banking passwords and stolen all his money.
“There are people who have taken advantage and stolen money from me and are trying to discredit me slander me,” Stapp said in the video, and further claimed that, because of a “clerical error,” the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had frozen his bank accounts on a number of occasions.
He also said that he did not know if it was the right decision to speak up as it is “totally against my personality,” but that he could not “sit back anymore and allow this to continue and allow my children to be embarrassed” by the actions of others.
The 41-year-old, who claimed he had lived in a truck because he was “penniless” said that he is currently living at a Holiday Inn. "I went two days without eating because I had no money and ended up in an emergency room."
Stapp concluded the video by saying that he is now looking for "an honest, good attorney that's ready to fight” his case, and that he is confident of winning his case as he has the evidence to back all his claims.