MEGADETH’s DAVID ELLEFSON Deletes Twitter Account Amid Sex Video Scandal

David Ellefson

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has deleted his Twitter account after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving the 56-year-old musician were leaked last week. Ellefson‘s Instagram account has also been set on private ever since.

Ellefson quickly issued a statement, writing:

Ellefson said in his own statement: “Dear fans and friends,

“As you may or may not know, some private and personal conversations and interactions have emerged online, disseminated with bad intentions by a third party who was not authorized to have or share them. While it is certainly embarrassing, I want to approach it as openly and honestly as possible.

“As much as it is not something I am proud of, these private and adult interactions were taken out of context and manipulated to inflict the maximum damage to my reputation, my career and my family ”.

“The other party involved made a statement that you can see below. I thank you for doing this and I hope this clarifies that the situation was not as presented.

“Humbly yours,

David Ellefson.”

MEGADETH has also issued a separate statement, basically distancing themselves from bassist and scandal:

 “We are aware of the recent statements regarding David Ellefson, and are watching developments closely.

“As it relates to creativity and business, we are all familiar with one another. However, there are clearly aspects of David‘s private life that he has kept to himself.

“As this situation unfolds, it is important that all voices be heard clearly and respectfully. We look forward to the truth coming to light.”