Scott Weiland's Ex-Wife Don't Glorify His Demons ... He Gave Up On Parenting His Kids

12/8/2015 6:45 AM PST

Scott Weiland's Ex-Wife: Don't Glorify His Demons ... He Gave Up On His Kids

Scott Weiland emotionally abandoned his 2 children and completely gave up on even trying to be their parent ... according to his ex-wife. 

Mary Weiland wrote a scathing open letter to Rolling Stone about Scott's death. She pulled no punches, saying ... reports Scott had been drug-free for years and loved spending time with his kids were false. She says the truth is Scott "was a paranoid man who couldn't remember his own lyrics and who was only photographed with his children a handful of times in 15 years of fatherhood."

She also said she can't say he's in a better place now because, "He belongs with his children barbecuing in the backyard and waiting for a Notre Dame game to come on."

Mary added, Scott's kids -- Noah, 15 and Lucy, 13 -- "never sought perfection from their dad. They just kept hoping for a little effort."