News: Scott Storch Reveals Drug Addiction, "I Was Powerless Over It" [Video]
Saturday, Apr 25, 2009 7:10PM
Troubled hitmaker Scott Storch has revealed his recent battles with drug addiction implying it has been the cause of his most recent financial problems.
While not specifying when the addiction developed, Storch did reveal his efforts to better himself.
"I'm taking it back to square one," he explained in an interview. "I found myself slipping a little bit, got involved in doing drugs and you know, I had to get myself into recovery, realized I was powerless over it and you know, being in the life that I was living, very fast moving, option to do or buy anything you want, go anywhere you wanna go definitely takes its toll on you. And you lose your concept of reality with the drugs and everything, had to get it under control so I'm taking it back to the beginning, back to the Hit Factory where I made a lot of my hits." (MTV)
Storch recently appeared in court pleading his innocence on charges of grand theft auto revolving around a car he leased and never returned.
Storch allegedly leased a Bentley but never returned it after the expiration date. It took the leasing company 7 months to find it. He pled not guilty in Broward County Court last Friday (April 10). (TMZ)
The producer's lawyer, Bradford M. Cohen, released a statement regarding the case.
"We are disappointed in the decision to take a civil dispute and file it as a criminal charge," it reads. "There are many facts, that when revealed, will clearly demonstrate that there was no criminal wrong doing on behalf of my client." (Statement)
His vast financial problems emerged last summer.
Storch is engrossed in debt that spans from failed property tax payments on his $10.5 million mansion and arrest warrants for several failed appearances in the child-support cases of his two sons. Storch's poor decisions have hobbled his music career. In the past the maestro commanded $100,000 per beat. Now, the embattled star has not been able to crack the Top 10 of Billboard Hot 100 since 2005 and has retreated into hiding. (Associated Press)
Check out Storch speaking on his past below: