Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo has denied claims by his estranged wife that he was ever abusive to her. According to TMZ, DeLeo pushed back against the accusations leveled by Jenn DeLeo in newly filed court documents.
Among the claims that Jenn made when she filed for divorce last June was that he allegedly admitted to adultery and made violent threats to her in front of the couple's six-year-old daughter, June. Jenn also claimed that Dean began abusing drugs and alcohol shortly after she gave birth to June in 2012, and once took the child into the ocean, where she nearly drowned, while he was “completely inebriated.”
Jenn also claimed that Dean physically assaulted her after he came to in their garage after a night of binge drinking, nearly killing her. She also claimed he has attempted to strangle her multiple times over the course of their relationship.
In his new filing, Dean stated that Jenn's cheating allegations are false, and insisted that he has been clean and sober from drugs and alcohol since 2013. He also insisted that the story about taking the child into the ocean while drunk was a lie. Dean attached declarations from his teenage son, ex-wife and current girlfriend, all of whom vouch for him as a father who has a strong bond with his children.
Stone Temple Pilots and Seether will hit the road together this fall on a co-headlining tour, beginning on October 23rd in British Columbia. STP are touring behind their latest self-titled effort and first with new singer Jeff Gutt.