TMZ Reports Scott Weiland’s in Jail; Weiland Posts Video Saying Otherwise

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Scott Weiland, former lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots, said Thursday that he's not in jail, contrary to an online report. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland is not happy with a Thursday TMZ report claiming he is cooling his heels in jail on a $95,000 bond. He even said so in a video he posted on Facebook shortly after the story was published.

Rather than being in jail, Weiland said, “I’ve actually been touring, writing and recording my new album.”

The gossip outlet claimed Weiland had been in jail since July after he was arrested for shoplifting razors, and said that while police were searching him at that time, they found meth.

Part of the story is somewhat true, police said. A man claiming to be Weiland was arrested July 26 on suspicion of shoplifting, officers did allegedly find a “controlled substance” on his person, they said, and his bail was set at $20,000.

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