Slipknot Bassist's Widow Slams Bandmates in Court For Not Helping Save Him
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.23.2014
Paul Gray's wife says no one cared...
he widow of the late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray said in court on Tuesday that his bandmates did nothing to help save him. Gray passed away in 2010 and doctor Daniel Baldi is standing trial for his death along with those of eight others due to medical negligence. Testifying in court, Brenna Gray claimed (via USA Today) that none of his bandmates would do anything to help Gray after he became addicted to anti-anxiety drug Xanax.
According to prosecutors, Baldi's prescriptions caused the deaths for which he's standing trial; Baldi claims he didn't prescribe them. Gray testified that she had pleaded with Baldi to take Paul's abuse issues seriously to no avail.
Gray told the court of his Xanax problems, "I just knew it was his drug of choice, that he'd struggled with it. So I just wasn't really sure why he was on it, why he needed it along with the medication he was taking for addiction."
She went on to note that she and other family members staged an intervention for Paul but that he fled, going to a local hotel where he was found two days later. She says that she didn't contact the authorities because she was afraid of being arrested for drugs being kept in the house and that their unborn child would be taken away from them.
Gray noted she asked the band for help, saying, "One was playing golf two minutes away from our house but couldn't come. Nobody else cared, nobody was involved. They told me it was my problem."