Celine Ciaccio, one of the attendees of Chester Bennington‘s funeral, supported Chester‘s ex-wife Samantha‘s attacks on his widow, saying (via Alternative Nation):
“I’m still sick over the whole thing. I still can’t believe it.
“If I hadn’t witnessed it with my own eyes I wouldn’t have believed it.
“I have never in my life left a ‘service’ feeling worse than when I came. Out of respect to [Samantha] and my nephew I have only shared with a chosen few my feelings regarding that day.
“Samantha I love you now, forever and always. My love for Draven goes without saying.
“I am so incredibly proud of you for putting this out there. I feel like I can actually breathe again.
“I felt like I was being suffocated by the lies and the shitshow that it was.
“Keep doing what you are doing. We are all here for you both. We will do whatever we have to to get through this and move forward.”
“Thank you and also thank you for housing my husband at the time when I was working full time paying all the bills so that he could focus on his dream of making Linkin Park come true so that we can all have the life that we have for ourselves and our children wouldn’t it be nice to have a little common courtesy respect and gratitude.
“Thank you so much to you and Ernie for putting a roof over our heads while we were transitioning from Arizona to LA!”
As reported yesterday, Samantha’s original post reads:
“I have been a lady, I have kept my mouth shut. I hold my head up high but as my head starts to lower I’m not in my own truth.
“Today I speak and I’m not looking for conflict but I will not sit on my hands any longer.
“Today Dra is staying home with me. Yesterday was too soon. We have many thoughts and emotions on how everything and everything by all of his ‘wrecking crew’ involved is handling this.
“We want to speak with the suicide foundation. We want to help others.
“My son and I have not had an opportunity to speak not even at his funeral (that only represented his life that he was married to his new wife) no photos but one of him anywhere, it was more like checking into KROQ’s Weinie Roast Festival.
“Dra was never treated equally by T and never wanted to go there because of that. Now because he doesn’t want to go into the home where his father’s suicide took place, the rumors of me keeping my son from his siblings couldn’t be further from the truth! How was that dinner we all met at???
“Oh thanks for not honoring the one wish my son had by sharing his prayer with his siblings and throwing the rose quarts into the ocean with him.
“Thank you for not giving me or my 31 guests any knowledge of we’re the ‘after bowling celebration was’ oh and your phone calls hours later wondering were we were lmfao still never mentioned where to go, name of place or address, it was a disgusting delusional display on all people who spoke at the funeral and their characters.
“Never mentioning a man who grew up from a little boy and loved many things, becoming a rock star was just one thing! Where were photos of him? Why did the program look like a cheap happy hour menu?!
“I’m so disgusted on so many levels! Their were many friends and family that should have been there but when you turn a funeral into reducing someone’s life into only 12 years that’s what you get!
“His parents both were not there, and were not mentioned in the program, his siblings were not mentioned, the mother of his children were not mentioned, even his own children were not listed on the program!
“There should have been photos of all of us together with our kids & separate. I’m so glad I have all the paper work to back up every judgement etc. especially the judgements that Chester did protecting Dra so that our son went there when his dad was home only! Yes, in the end we are completely grateful to that judge.
“My ex told me and shared a lot with Dra and I. I won’t lie to my son for you or anyone. His dad told us both to our face everything when we were out to dinner, at our new home, etc.
“I’m sure he may of told us all what we would want to hear to get us all off his back. It doesn’t matter if I’m ex wife or new wife or ex girlfriend. He choose to be with all of us, have children, and this isn’t a blaming game. He is ultimately responsible.
“However, you all forget the sacrifice my husband and I made financially and keeping peoples positions in place when we we were young and participate making LP even happen. Shame on you!! The truth on every level will come out.
“We haven’t had the opportunity to honor his dad properly for his life time, and the lack of respect and honesty is just disgusting! We do not have a place to go or even any of his ashes!!!
“You want my son to have some of his things, then give him something you feel is meaningful, do not force him to go into that house he is 15 and even from a year from now I don’t think things will change.
“All our doctors, friends, and family are supporting my son and his choice, this is Draven my son not yours. He would rather not have a jacket from his dad then have you force him to go into that home. Thank you for returning the crystal Draven gave him on his birthday this April from Buddha Matrea.
“Yes, Bali, Healing’s, meditation, therapist, yoga & fitness instructors!! We are filling up ourselves with healthiest ways possible. We need all of this especially now.
“We know why your the way you are and say the things you say. Your afraid the truth will come out. I’m not speaking to just one person.
“I hope you like capitalizing on his death… karma is real. I send you back all your energy to you a thousand time folds! Look in the mirror, I hope you like what you see. Business is business but I see Zero Love…
“Therapy even on weekends… whatever it takes. The frustration is really on so many levels!
“We know who are friends & family are so if your offended… good then you read this and it applies!”