Megadeth’s David Ellefson Is Accused Of Grooming An Underage Girl, She Responds To The Accusations
Megadeth co-founder and bassist David Ellefson who’s often praised for his kindness and friendliness was recently accused of grooming and sending nudes to underaged girls. Following the surprising leaks of these videos and photos, the woman who was described as the victim of Ellefson’s grooming spoke up.
The news about the recent allegations considering the world-renown bassist’s sexual conversations and interactions with an underage girl have been spreading like a wildfire. This situation must have been challenging for the woman entangled in this situation who was not the one to leak the videos and photos.
David Ellefson on the other hand has been receiving a lot of criticism from millions all over the world, some labeling him as a pedophile, and as he’s married and has kids, this situation must have been embarrassing for his family too. In fact, he recently made his Instagram account private so as to stop some people from harassing him and his family.
Some hours ago, he shared the message that the woman with whom he had those conversations posted. In her message, she assured everyone that she was not underage when these conversations took place and that she was the one to initiate that interaction. She added that she was not groomed by Ellefson but that her mistake was to record these interactions and send them to a third party without his consent.
Ellefson posted her message and made his first public announcement. He said that he’s very embarrassed and not at all proud of these ‘private, adult interactions’ and thanked the other party for her message and attempt to shed some light. He said these messages ‘were taken out of context and manipulated to inflict maximum damage to my reputation, my career, and family‘ and expressed his sadness.
Here’s what David Ellefson said in the caption of his post:
“Dear Fans & Friends,
As you may or not know, some private and personal conversations and interactions have surfaced online, released with ill intention by a third party who was not authorized to have them or share them. While certainly embarrassing, I want to address it as openly and honestly as possible.
As much as it’s not something I’m proud of, these were private, adult interactions that were taken out of context and manipulated to inflict maximum damage to my reputation, my career, and family.
The other party involved has made a statement which you can see below. I thank her for doing so and hope that this clarifies that the situation was not at all as presented.”
Here’s what the third part that Ellefson referred to said:
“I’m the girl people are talking about in the posts about David Ellefson right now and I just want to tell my side of the story because people are sharing misinformation and the situation is getting out of hand without the truth being out there. Yes, those video calls did happen, but I was the one to initiate them, and never was I underage, I was always a consenting adult. Nothing inappropriate ever happened before that.
It was all consensual, I’m not a victim and I have not been groomed in the slightest as I was the one to initiate it. I was just naive enough to record him and share it with a friend without his permission. In the end, it was all consensual and all online. I don’t know how it got to this point, but a lot of information is being left out by the people purposely trying to harm him. I would ask that anyone sharing these personal private videos or any misinformation about them to please stop.”
You can check out David Ellefson’s post below.