Yeesh, sorry to be such a Debbie Downer with this week’s posts, but I’m merely the bearer of all the bad news, which seems to be ramping up leading to Saturday’s Rapturous Zombiepocalypse. The latest tragedy to report is that, in his recently released memoirs Not Dead & Not For Sale, Scott Weiland reveals that he was raped at the age of 12 by an older student. (As an aside, some other media outlets are giving this story the headline “Scott Weiland Raped,” which, although true, I think we can all agree is a little misleading.)
In his book the singer details a tragic event when, as a 12-year-old, he was raped by a “big muscular guy, a high school senior… [who] rode the bus with me every day to school.”
Scott continues, “[He] invited me to his house. The dude raped me. It was quick, not pleasant. I was too scared to tell anyone. ‘Tell anyone,’ he warned, ‘and you’ll never have another friend in this school. I’ll ruin your f—in’ reputation.'”
The sinister episode was so tough that the singer admitted he couldn’t confront it until recently.
“This is a memory I suppressed until only a few years ago when, in rehab, it came flooding back,” he writes. “Therapy will do that to you.” [via Ultimate-Guitar.com]
Woof, that is awful. But it may provide some insight into the inspiration (subconscious or otherwise) for his lyrics to “Sex Type Thing” – the rapiest song this side of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”