MEGADETH’s DAVID ELLEFSON Responds To Pedophilia Accusations

David Ellefson
Photo credit: Mike Savoia

As reported earlier today, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has been accused through different social networks for pedophilia, grooming and having sexual and romantic interaction with minors.

On Instagram, a user @woahworst posted posts claiming that Ellefson had been harassing a friend of hers since she was just 17, through video calls. 

In addition to this accusation, the user also claims that he would have “heard” that Ellefson usually sends unsolicited photos of his genitalia and also flirts with the fans.

The account also claimed to have videos that prove his claims, including one where Ellefson would appear masturbating. The same account claims that David sends photos of his member to fans without prior request.

Not long after accusations, a girl which Ellefson allegedly abused and who is now 19, took to Instagram to share her side of story revealing that “these video calls happened, but I was the one who started them, and I was never a minor, I was always a consenting adult.”

She also added that “Nothing inappropriate happened before that. It was all consensual, I am not a victim and I was not harassed in the slightest because I was the one who initiated it.”

Ellefson himself shared her post on Instagram adding following message: “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 and LAMB OF GOD have announced the rescheduled dates for “The Metal Tour Of The Year”. Joining them, as previously planned, will be special guests TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES, heralding the long-awaited return to the stage for these bands, who are every bit as excited about these historic and not-to-be-missed shows as fans are.

Rescheduled tour will now kick off on Friday, August 20 in Austin, Texas and hit a further 26 cities before wrapping in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada on Saturday, October 2.

All previously purchased tickets for any of the rescheduled dates listed below will be valid for the new date. For any cancelled dates, refunds will automatically be processed at your point of purchase.

Tickets are available at this location.