Drake Bell Denies Ex’s Claims Of ‘Bodily’ Abuse & Extra: It’s ‘Offensive & Defamatory’

After Drake Bell’s ex, Melissa Lingafelt, posted a TikTok video the place she made allegations of abuse towards the singer, he issued an announcement to disclaim the singer’s claims.

Drake Bell is denying his ex-girlfriend, Melissa Lingafelt’s, abuse allegations. “I by no means abused my ex-girlfriend or did so lots of the different issues Melissa falsely claimed on her TikTok video,” the previous Nickelodeon star stated in an announcement to our sister website, Selection . His denial was a direct response to a video that Melissa, who goes by Jimi Ono on social media, posted on TikTok, the place she outlined her accusations towards Drake.

“As our relationship ended — greater than a decade in the past — we, sadly, each known as one another horrible names, as typically occurs when {couples} are breaking apart,” Drake’s assertion continued. “However that’s it.” He additionally claimed that Melissa had reached out to him simply final 12 months for a favor.

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Drake Bell wears an all black outfit whereas posing for pictures. (AP Photographs)

“Clearly, Melissa nonetheless felt shut sufficient to me simply final 12 months that she was comfy reaching out to ask me to offer her with monetary help throughout a tricky time (which I did),” he stated. “I have no idea if at present’s conduct is a few sort of misguided quest for more cash or consideration. However I can not and won't enable these offensive and defamatory allegations to go unchallenged and I'm reviewing my authorized choices.”

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Drake Bell and Melissa Lingafelt collectively. (AP Photographs)

Melissa and Drake dated for about two years, starting in 2006. Along with her TIkTok video, Melissa additionally took to Instagram to say that she “has pictures” that show that her allegations about Drake are true. Nevertheless, she didn't share any of these photos to her social media web page. Within the TikTok video, she did flip by means of pictures of herself and Drake from the time they have been collectively, although.

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Melissa, who was the primary runner-up at Miss Teen USA in 2006, additionally defined that she determined to come back ahead along with her story within the hopes that others would do the identical. The final public look that Drake and Melissa made collectively was in 2008.


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