Megadeth bassist David Ellefson responded this morning to allegations that he was caring for an underage fan. A video surfaced over the weekend of Ellefson’s interactions with the fan.
The allegations were first made by Instagram users woahworst, including text exchanges and video calls, some of which were explicit.
Ellefson has been married to his wife, Julie Foley, and a Lutheran pastor for 27 years. So of course you can see how awkward this is. A step ahead of history, Ellefson released a statement this morning denying the Foster allegations.
Ellefson says the « certainly embarrassing » leaked materials weren’t something he was proud of, but stresses that the footage has been « taken out of context and manipulated to enhance my reputation, career and family. inflict maximum damage « .
Ellefson has attached a screenshot of the woman he is accused of grooming. The woman wrote on social media: « Yes, these video calls took place, but I was the one who initiated them and I was never a minor, I was always an approving adult. »
The full statement reads, “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 out of control without the truth being out there.
« Yes, those video calls did happen, but I was the one who initiated them and I was never a minor, I was always an approving adult. Nothing inappropriate has ever happened before. It was all consensual, I am not a victim and I was not cared for in the slightest as I was the one who initiated it. I was just naive enough to take it in and share it with a friend without his permission. In the end, everything was consensual and everything was online.
« I don’t know how it got to this point, but a lot of information is left out by people who are deliberately trying to harm it.
« I would ask anyone to share these personal private videos or misinformation about them to please stop. »
« As you may or may not know, some private and personal conversations and interactions have surfaced online involving posted in bad faith by a third party who was not authorized to have or share it. While it’s certainly embarrassing, I want to be as frank and honest as possible about it.
« As much as I’m not proud of it, these were private adult interactions that were taken out of context and manipulated into mine Reputation on doing maximum harm to my career and family.
« The other party involved made a statement which you can see below. I thank them for this and hope this clarifies that the situation was not at all like that how she was portrayed.
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