Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is trying to file a lawsuit in opposition to the person who uploaded specific movies of him masturbating on-line.
Earlier this month, leaked footage of what Ellefson known as “personal conversations and interactions” had been posted on Twitter by an nameless consumer. The bassist strenuously denied ideas that he had ‘groomed’ an underage fan, however admitted on Instagram that “private, adult interactions” had taken place, which he claimed had been “taken out of context and manipulated to inflict maximum damage to my reputation, my career and family.”
On the identical time, the lady concerned additionally got here ahead to disclaim the suggestion that she was underage on the time the video calls passed off, to say that she initiated their on-line interactions, and likewise to disclaim that she was ‘groomed‘ by Ellefson.
Posting as ‘edaphosauruses’ on Instagram, she mentioned: “I’m the girl people are talking about in the posts 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.
“I was always a consenting adult,” she acknowledged. “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.”
She additionally admitted that she had recorded the video name and shared it with a buddy with out Ellefson’s permission.
On Monday, Might 24, as a direct consequence of the controversy over the leaked footage, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine introduced that the group had been parting methods with Ellefson, who initially joined the LA thrash pioneers in 1983.
“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,” Mustaine wrote.
Ellefson has now spoken as much as say that he’s planning upon suing the person accountable for importing the footage.
“Recently, a very private video was illegally posted on the internet and false allegations were made against me,” Ellefson instructed Rolling Stone. “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. Also, my lawyers are preparing a defamation lawsuit to be filed against this person. This person will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
“I am taking this time to be with my family,” Ellefson added. “I wish my bandmates the best with their upcoming tour.”
There was no phrase as but as to who will change Ellefson in Megadeth.
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