Dana Hall told Mike Mooneyham of The Post and Courier that he ex-husband, Scott Hall, now has little contact with their children—16-year-old daughter Cassidy and 19-year-old son Cody.
“He hasn’t seen Cassidy since August 2010,” Dana said. “I don’t think he has seen Cody in almost two years. They may have had one or two brief phone calls since then, but nothing that I know of.
Dana, who fears that her children have suffered irreparably from the dysfunction of the family, says her son won’t communicate with his father “until Scott gets in rehab and away from the enablers he is with.”
“He calls inconsistently and texts him, and Cody doesn’t respond… They hold it in. They hate to talk about it, but they accept that they don’t have a father or a normal life. The last time I talked to him face to face was when I took Cassidy to the hospital to tell him goodbye last August. It was a horrible scene. He had been doing crack cocaine for days and had used all the money in the account he wrote the child support check on and it had bounced.
“I have cut off his contact with me and the kids, and ignore his calls, texts and messages to me, which are 99 percent negative and nasty when he is drunk. At this point, he can have no contact with us unless I know his intentions. Actions speak louder than words.”
Nash stated last week in a blog post that Hall’s problems go beyond substance addiction. His issues, Nash says, are based on events that happened before his wrestling career, and Hall’s only coping mechanism is turning to drugs and alcohol.
“I can tell you Scott Hall has neither a drug or alcohol addiction … Scott’s problem is he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Drugs and alcohol aren’t the problem; to Scott they are the solution,” Nash wrote.
“Please don’t judge Scott on what you just saw. He would give any of you a kidney … He’s my brother (and) we will get through this.”
Dana, however, believes Scott, is running out of options.
“Pretty much, we are done, his brothers are done, his mother is worried sick, feels helpless … We try to live life as if he is already dead, until he does something really bad, and then it is kind of hard to ignore.”
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Hall’s son Cody accompanied Nash to the hospital for a brief visit on Thursday. Dana updated her Twitter page today with news that Scott is out of the hospital, but has not entered a treatment program.