Drake Bell’s Ex-Girlfriend Accuses Him Of Verbal And Physical Abuse, But He Says It’s Not True!
Drake Bell, the former star of the hit Nickelodeon show ‘Drake & Josh‘ hasn’t had much of a career since the show, but now his name is back in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
His ex-girlfriend, Melissa Lingafelt (who goes by the name Jimi Ono) went on TikTok this week to accuse the actor of verbal and physical abuse.
First, I’d like to start off by saying I don’t really care if anyone believes me as this is my story and my life and something that I went through. It wasn’t until about a year when the verbal abuse started. And when I say verbal abuse, imagine the worst type of verbal abuse you could ever imagine and that was what I got.
At the pinnacle of it, he drug me down the stairs at our house in Los Feliz and my face hit every step on the way down. I have photos of this.
She did not include the photos in the post. The allegations went viral on TikTok and Twitter.
Soon after, Bell sent a statement to the media denying the abuse allegations…
I never abused my ex-girlfriend or did so many of the other things Melissa falsely claimed on her Tik Tok video. As our relationship ended—more than a decade ago—we unfortunately, both called each other terrible names, as often happens when couples are breaking up. But that is it.
Clearly, Melissa still felt close enough to me just last year that she was comfortable reaching out to ask me to provide her with financial support during a tough time (which I did). I do not know if today’s behavior is some kind of misguided quest for more money or attention.
Bell has had problems with alcohol in the past. He’s been arrested for DUI on two separate occasions. Once in 2015 and once in 2009, so it’s possible he was an abusive alcoholic when he was in a relationship with Melissa.
But of course, it’s also possible she is lying for attention/money. I mean, who would break this news on TikTok? Not saying it can’t be true if it’s on TikTok, but…why? Seems odd.
She claims to have photos though, so we’ll see if she releases them.