Hillaree Stapp, ex-wife of CREED frontman Scott Stapp, was arrested Nov. 14 on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for allegedly striking Scott in the face with a cell phone. The incident reportedly took place at Scott's Orlando, Florida-area home during a heated argument over custody of their son, Jagger, and other matters.
In a report filed by the Orange County Sheriff's Office, Stapp said his ex-wife picked up the phone during an argument at his Orange County home last Thursday and then "punched me with it across my left jaw." Cops were called to the scene by Diana Ivey, the 29-year-old performer's assistant, who witnessed the incident.
According to the report, Scott and his wife were "discussing the continuation of her detox and psychological exam" when "the discussion became an argument and Hilaree stated 'she was going to get an attorney to get custody of her son and reverse the existing order.' Scott then added that Hilaree began yelling, 'I fucked four guys in your bed while you were gone.' Stapp then added that during the verbal [argument] Hilaree picked up a cell phone and punched him with it across his left side of his face. Stapp added that the force she used caused his face to jerk to the right. Scott also stated that he then told Ivey to call 911/police."
A jail official said Hilaree had posted bail Tuesday, but had yet to be released to home-confinement.
The Stapps were divorced in June 1999 after 16 months of marriage. In a March 2001 People magazine interview, Scott spoke glowingly of his ex: "I'll always love her. She gave me one of the greatest gifts in my life, my son."
To view Hilaree Stapp's mug shot and the Orange County Sheriff's Office report, click here.