It was only about five days ago since the passing of singer and former STP front man Scott Weiland. His ex wife Mary Forsberg Weiland decided to immediately skip the mourning period and take the bashing in a polite way route.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine Mary made several interesting remarks about the late singer.
“We read that he loved spending time with his children and that he’d been drug-free for years!” In reality, what you didn’t want to acknowledge was a paranoid man who couldn’t remember his own lyrics and who was only photographed with his children a handful of times in 15 years of fatherhood. I’ve always wanted to share more than anyone was comfortable with.” “Even after Scott and I split up, I spent countless hours trying to calm his paranoid fits, pushing him into the shower and filling him with coffee, just so that I could drop him into the audience at Noah’s talent show, or Lucy’s musical. Those short encounters were my attempts at giving the kids a feeling of normalcy with their dad. But anything longer would often turn into something scary and uncomfortable for them.”
I have no problem with her painting a picture of what he was really like and basically saying in a nice P.R. way that”He sucked” but the timing is awful. The guy just died and she really wasted no time in getting an interview. I don’t blame her for harboring obvious resentment but couldn’t she have waited at least a month before she started bashing the guy? She also goes on to mention “When writing a book years ago, it pained me to sometimes gloss over so much grief and struggle, but I did what I thought was best for Noah and Lucy. ” I guess this exact moment is different though. I assume she would say because they are a little older now and know the truth? However, it’s also possible that she wanted to strike while the iron was hot, or in this case when the body just turned cold because people will listen and she will probably make some money off it though.
By Adam Mallett
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