Korn Lead Vocalist Jonathan Davis Releases Statement Following Death of Ex-Wife Deven Davis

Korn lead singer Jonathan Davis has released a statement following the death of his ex-wife Deven last week.

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Jonathan Davis applied for a domestic violence restraining order against Deven Davis just hours before she was found dead in a Bakersfield hotel room. In those court documents, Jonathan said Deven had a 20-year history of substance abuse, specifically cocaine, norco and nitrous oxide. He claimed his family was in crisis, saying their children would be in extreme danger if left with their mother.

Jonathan filed for divorce from Deven shortly after their twelfth wedding anniversary in October 2016. He cited irreconcilable differences as the reason.

Jonathan said they had lived in a million-dollar rented house in Northwest Bakersfield for six years, but often stayed at a recording studio down the street.

It was only recently that court documents publicly outlined Deven’s long-term drug use charges. Jonathan said it got so bad, and in front of their two kids, he needed a restraining order.

He said she had monthly prescriptions for almost 200 norco pills. Jonathan alleged that Deven had a drug-dealing boyfriend who supplied him with additional narcotics. He claimed to have found the man passed out on their sofa – a heroin pipe in the bathroom and cocaine floating in the toilet.

On another occasion, Jonathan said Deven posted a photo online of a fan in their bedroom, wearing his jacket.

He claims she also struggled with alcohol and a sex and gambling addiction.

Records also show the couple owed the Internal Revenue Service $1.4 million.

Court records show Deven was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in 2014. Jonathan said their children were in the car.

He said she had hit and kicked him in the past.

Jonathan alleged Deven sought treatment for a drug relapse last month at Bakersfield Behavior Health Center. She was living in a sober house – until she checked herself on August 10. a week later, her body was discovered in a hotel room at the Extended Stay on California Avenue. According to the coroner’s office, the cause of death is pending toxicology results.

The police are investigating his death. Deven was 39 years old.

Jonathan is on tour promoting a new Black Labrynth album. According to his website, he is scheduled to perform in Virginia on September 2.

He shared the post with his followers on social media. The statement reads as follows:

Over the past few days there has been a lot of speculation about what really happened around the death of my wife, Deven, and I want my voice to be heard. For the past decade my wife has been very ill. She suffered from a serious mental illness and her addiction was a side effect. I loved with ALL my being. When she was herself, she was an incredible wife, an incredible mother, and an incredible friend. Deven had a huge heart and she would never intentionally hurt her children or anyone she loved. She was an incredibly nurturing, generous, loving and hilarious person. She was full of life and joy, and she would do anything to share that with those around her. I tried to hide what was going on for so long in order to protect her, but because of this tragedy that happened to my family, I feel the time has come to find out the truth with all of you. She is the reason I have advocated so much for those struggling with their mental health. I want her story to inspire people to seek help, not fear or hide from their illness. If you know someone who has a mental illness, you have compassion and empathy and you know they are not bad people, they are suffering. I want it to inspire change. I want California law to change to help people like me help others get the help they need. How can someone who is so sick realize that he needs help? She wasn’t well enough to understand how sick she really was, and she couldn’t get the help she really needed. This shouldn’t happen to other mothers, or anyone else. I would give anything for the chance to hold her again. I would give anything to have my children reunited with their mother. I am reassured to know that she has freed herself from her illness and is finally at peace. Deven, I love you baby. I’ll never love anyone the way I loved you, and I’ll never get over losing you. I promise I will do everything in my power to raise our precious boys the right way, teach them the good values ​​you wanted them to have and to break the cycle of abuse we both went through. as children. I will do my best to make your dream that you had for the future come true in your memory. The tattoo on your back, from the poem I wrote for you when we first started dating, read, “Even in death, I’ll be by your side my love,” in German. I swear one day I’ll be there with you by your side when my ride here on earth is over. I love you Luber.

Pamela W. Robbins