Creed singer says he's broke and homeless
THE lead singer for 90s nu-metal band Creed says he's broke and homeless after having all his money stolen.
In a 15-minute video called "Public Statement Number 1" posted to Facebook, Scott Stapp says he started auditing his accounts about eight weeks ago "and all hell began to break loose".
"During the course of that audit, a lot of things were uncovered. A lot of money was stolen from me, or royalties not paid, and that's when all hell began to break loose."
Stapp says he filmed the video in a Holiday Inn hotel, but was previously living in a truck.
"I'm under some kind of pretty vicious attack. There are people who have taken advantage and stolen money from me, and they're trying to discredit me, slander me," the rocker said.
"Someone had used my information and changed my online passwords to my bank accounts and transferred all the money out my bank accounts so I had nothing."
Stapp also revealed US tax officials have frozen his bank accounts "two or three times" due to a clerical error, and claims he faces an uncertain financial future.
"I don't understand how that's fair in America. My civil rights have been violated," he said.
"I'm gonna expose and I'm gonna fight every single individual that is responsible for this.
"Right now I'm looking for an honest, good attorney that's ready to fight and take it all the way to the top."
The Miami Herald reported Stapp is also going through a divorce from his wife Jaclyn, who claims the singer is on drugs and sent her a series of bizarre text messages.
Creed had several massive hits in the 90s, including Higher, My Own Prison and What's This Life For. They sold 30 million records, according to Gawker.
They went on hiatus in 2004 but reunited in 2009 and have been touring since.