Creed singer Scott Stapp blames money woes on Obama
TORONTO — Creed singer Scott Stapp said Thursday he’s broke and homeless because he spoke out about U.S. president Barack Obama.
“In 2012, I was doing a promotional tour for my book and I went on Fox News. I expressed a little concern and disappointment with President Obama,” Stapp said. “Within two months of that public statement, the IRS began to freeze my accounts.”
In an interview that aired on The Roz and Mocha Show on Toronto’s KiSS 92.5, Stapp said the IRS action “is definitely a result of me expressing my dissatisfaction with President Obama.
“Absolutely 100 per cent,” he said.
The IRS does not, however, suddenly seize bank accounts or assets.
The 41-year-old rocker posted a bizarre 15-minute video on his Facebook page Wednesday in which he claimed to be drug-free, sober, broke and living in a Holiday Inn.
Stapp also claimed in the video that someone hacked his bank account and transferred all his money.
“I didn’t know whether I made the right decision by making that video,” Stapp told KiSS 92.5, “but I just followed my heart and wanted to make sure my kids, whom I haven’t been able to see or speak with in about nine weeks, knew the truth.”
Even though Creed sold more than 50 million records worldwide, Stapp said he currently has $616 in cash.
“People that I thought were on the same team, as well as my record company, as well as family, took advantage of me financially,” he insisted.
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