May 10, 2021 | 11:52 p.m. and
To be quick to include as well, the 56-year-old Ellefson released his own statement on Instagram on Monday citing a leaked video showing the bassist engaging in an online sexual encounter with a maiden. The veteran metal musician, who has been married for 27 years, admitted to “private, adult relationships” while also sharing a statement from the woman herself, who revealed she was not underage. He added, “Everyone agrees, I’m not a victim and I’m not the least bit smeared, because I’m the one promoting it.”
After the story became headlines throughout the day, Megadeth told the issue in a statement to the band that evening, acknowledging the situation as it continued that they did not know some “aspects of private life by David “:
“We’re aware of recent statements about David Ellefson, and we’re keeping a close eye on developments. As it relates to creativity and business, we’re all familiar with each other. However, there’s something clear. parts of David’s private life that he kept to himself. As this situation unfolds, it is important that all voices be heard clearly and respectfully. We expect the truth to come to light. “
Along with frontman Dave Mustaine, Ellefson was a founding member of Megadeth, remaining with the band from 1983 to 2002 and returning to the group in 2010.
The legendary thrash outfit is set to begin releasing before its unannounced follow-up in 2016 Dystopia, and begin with a co-headlining the North American tour with the Lamb of God beginning in August.
While Megadeth checked the insider, Ellefson kept her Instagram account private. The band’s statement can be seen in the tweet below.
– Megadeth (@Megadeth) May 11, 2021