Update: A studio manager at Weiland’s Lavish Studios, Rocco Guarino, has issued a statement to Alternative Nation about the alleged altercation. Read that below:
I was the studio manager at Scott Weiland’s Lavish Studios in Burbank. Mary and I were scheduled to meet on Thursday at Lavish, but she arrived two days early with her son and the Burbank police due to false information that gear was being taken from the studio prematurely.
When I opened the door, two Burbank cops forced themselves inside uninvited and without a warrant. They tried, along with another pair of cops, then a third pair of cops, to convince me to let her in. I refused, locked up the studio and left.
There’s a hearing scheduled for Feb 5 and until then I wasn’t comfortable letting anyone into the studio without written consent from all parties.
On Thursday, as scheduled, Mary and I met amicably at Lavish, and she took possession of the studio.
At no point was a guitar in question.
I planned on writing a proper eulogy for Lavish and I regret (and resent) having to write this first. Lavish was my creative home for many years. And Scott was my friend for many years. While others had the benefit of eulogizing him in the press, my name is now associated with a lie regarding his son.
Scott Weiland’s ex-wife and son showed up to a Burbank recording studio last week in an attempt to take a guitar that once belonged to the Stone Temple Pilots’ deceased frontman, according to TMZ. Per their sources:
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … officers were called to a recording studio in Burbank, CA last week — where Scott’s ex, Mary Forsberg, was causing a scene while trying to make off with a keepsake. Mary showed up with her and Scott’s teenage son — we’re told he wanted one of his dad’s guitars — but an employee of the recording studio refused to give them access. An argument ensued … and cops were called to calm everyone down.
Weiland died in early December, but claims to his estate have already begun popping up in court. On January 5, Forsberg filed legal documents stating that Weiland named her as an executor of his will. However, the musician’s wife at the time of his death, Jamie Wachtel, is also involved in the unfolding legal drama.