Megadeth’s David Ellefson to file revenge-porn lawsuit

Allegations of on-line intercourse with a 19-year-old Dutch feminine contributed to David Ellefson getting thrown out of the thrash steel band Megadeth. The founding bass participant’s May 14 ousting stems from alleged footage of him masturbating – in symphony with the fan he met at a signing – in a video that landed on-line.

Ellefson has filed a grievance with the Scottsdale police division, the Arizona Republic reported this week, alleging illegal distribution of photos. He acknowledged 4 or 5 “consensual virtual sex encounter[s]” and claims within the grievance that there had been no real-world sexual experiences with the girl. Ellefson is pursuing prices towards the one who leaked the video on-line, not towards the girl.

The Instagram poster stays unknown, in accordance to the Republic, and it’s unclear how the video was obtained. But Ellefson’s attorneys shall be submitting a defamation swimsuit towards that particular person in one more high-profile revenge porn lawsuit.

In a press release to the newspaper, Ellefson mentioned, “Recently, a really personal video was illegally posted on the web and false allegations had been made towards me.

“The actions in the video were between two consenting adults and were recorded without my knowledge. I am working with Scottsdale Police Department in their investigation into charges regarding revenge pornography to be filed against the person who posted this video.”

Whoever launched the raunchy footage additionally claimed that Ellefson was “grooming” a minor — a time period that now has specific energy within the wake of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. But Ellefson denied the allegation, saying that each one interactions had been consensual and the girl was 19.

David Ellefson
David Ellefson
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Ellefson, 56, who lives in Scottsdale, first grew to become conscious of the potential for this career-crippling launch on May 9, when the declare “David Ellefson of Megadeth is a pedophile” appeared on Instagram.

A police report said that the band’s administration was made conscious of the allegation, instructed Ellefson that the poster had harassed different members of Megadeth prior to now and suggested him to “sit tight” as it will possible “blow over.”

But it didn’t. Two hours later, the video of Ellefson allegedly pleasuring himself went on-line and shortly turned viral.

As reported in Variety, Ellefson posted on his now-private Instagram account that the movies and pictures had been “released with ill intention by a third party who was not authorized to have them or share them.”

He additionally included a screenshot of a press release purportedly from the girl within the movies during which she allegedly claims that, throughout the pair’s interactions, she “was always a consenting adult… In the end, it was all consensual and all online.” 

But that was not sufficient to fulfill his bandmates. Four days later, Ellefson was a solo act, with the band informing followers through Twitter that he was out. “While we do not know every detail of what occurred, with an already strained relationship, what has already been revealed now is enough to make working together impossible moving forward,” they wrote.

Ellefson isn’t the one celeb to have gotten into sizzling water over on-line encounters that appeared personal and went public. As reported in The Post, Kate Haralson was 19 when she met Matthew Perry on the elite courting web site Raya. When they began speaking on FaceTime, Haralson claimed to Page Six that the middle-aged actor requested, “Am I as old as your dad?”

Haralson, who posted a fast clip of their convo to TikTok, claimed to have instructed the previous “Friends” star that he was a 12 months older than her father and described the alternate as “weird,” though the encounter didn’t change into sexual.

Ben Affleck didn’t fare a lot better on Raya after a disbelieving girl, identified on-line as Nivine Jay, unmatched him. As reported by Page Six, she didn’t consider that he was the “Justice League” star, which led to the lower.

Trying to woo again the brunette magnificence, Affleck despatched a video during which he requested, “Nivine, why did you unmatch me? It’s me.”

Of course she posted the footage on TikTok, a lot to Affleck’s embarrassment.

But it’s robust to match the results endured by Ellefson who mentioned that the raunchy footage reportedly confirmed “private, adult interactions that were taken out of context and manipulated to inflict maximum damage to my reputation, my career and family.”

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