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Date Posted:13:00:16 08/16/08 Sat In reply to:
's message, "Re: Layne Staley" on 21:46:46 08/13/08 Wed
>Addiction is an intricate enough issue not counting
>whatever personality or mental health disorders people
>may have. No one is themselves and what's more,
>emotional growth is stunted as well.
>Sometimes one personality is more aggressive than the
>other, too. It just makes for a destructive mix. And
>just as addicts go back and forth between sobriety
>they also do with their codependent lovers and friends.
>So really any mix of versions could be true. It's a
>pattern repeated with addicted couples and groups of
>>>I love how so many people have this distorted
>>>perception of him and Demri. The truth is, she was
>>>arrested for prostitution while with him, and would
>>>have sex with women knowing he would be coming home
>>>any minute to make him jealous. She also used him to
>>>pay for her medical bills, then went out and did more
>>>heroin, essentially reversing the procedures he paid
>>>He broke up with her for a reason.
>>That is not completely untrue...but the fact is, they
>>were both heroin addicts and what the drug makes one
>>do is not necessarily what one would do as a person. I
>>do know they had an up and down relationship and broke
>>up several times. However, I do believe they were a
>>couple when she passed away. He was heart broken to
>>know the only woman he loved was gone...no matter
>>what. That is from Layne's mouth!!! I heard him say
>>this several times during the recording of that last
>>Layne was fucking groupies and Demri was fucking who
>>ever...went both ways and you are not in a position to
>>judge them. And as for the women...Layne had a thing
>>for threesome's...if she did it with out him, then who
>>wouldn't be pissed? He did things to piss her off as
>>well! Like fucking girls on the road when she was
>>there. It was a merry go round!
>> I am sure that when they first got together in high
>>school, Layne could not pay ANY bills for Demri or buy
>>their heroin...one of them got the $$ somehow. Layne
>>paid for rehab for himself a couple of times as well.
>>So what if he wanted to help her get sober...rehab
>>doesn't work for every one on the first, second or
>>third try. Sobriety is for those that want it. And,
>>in a effort to get him off herion and keep him sober,
>>he was not allowed access to his own accounts for a
>>while (during Lolapalooza in 1990 something)and had a
>>baby sitter on tour. I was there, that is what I was
>>told by one of the other guys in the band and their
>>manager. But then again...in the end, Demri didn't die
>>of an overdose, yet a bacterial infection in the heart
>>and LAYNE DIED OF A SPEEDBALL OD!!! Yeah, I bet you
>>are pissed off that he took his money and wasted it on
>>himself as well. Neither of them stayed sober...that
>>is the fact.
>>From what I knew of the situation, the sex for money
>>was for BOTH of their heroin fixes. So don't go
>>criticising what only those two knew about their life
>>I simply stated they were together forever now and
>>hopefully happy there. I wasn't trying to glorify
>>anything...just be discreet and nice. They asked what
>>Layne was like...and in the end, he was a funny,
>>sweet, talented man.
They were definitely NOT together when Demri died. They broke up in 94 and, matter of fact, they hardly ever spoke to each other for the last two years of her life. Demri was high and dying in the front seat of her new boyfriends car for several hours before he even knew that anything was wrong. She ended up dying the next morning in the hospital with her family. True that she died from a bacterial infection, however, the damage to her heart was due to continual drug use.
In 1990, Layne was 23 and no one had the ability to freeze his accounts even if he had a joint account. It is true that he considered Demri to be the love of his life and was devestated by her death even though they were no longer a couple. I think he always held out hope that they would get clean and be together.