Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson Accused of Grooming An Underage Girl, Musician Tries To Clear His Name
Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has been accused of having inappropriate interactions with an underage girl. Videos and screenshots were leaked online, leading him to attempt to clear his name via Instagram.
Though his Instagram is currently private, Guitar World shared his statement, where he denies all accusations stating that he “groomed” an underage girl:
“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.”
His Instagram post involved a statement of the woman who was involved; in her disclosure, she explains that she is of age and that she did give consent to all the interactions they had.
She claims to have recorded their video call without Ellefson’s permission and having shared it with a friend of hers, leading to their interactions being taken out of context and leaked online.