DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 28: David Warren Ellefson performing with ‘Megadeth’ at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado on February 28, 2012. (Photo by Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has made his first public comments on the scandal that got him kicked out of the band this week. Ellefson is accused of exchanging sexual messages and videos with a female fan, who some have suggested was underage at the time – a claim the woman involved in the exchange denies.
In a public statement on Instagram, Ellefson denied the allegations and insisted “the actions in the video were between two consenting adults and were recorded without my knowledge.” He said it was “illegally posted on the internet” and that he was working with police on filing ‘revenge porn’ charges against the person who posted it.
Ellefson also said he wishes his former bandmates “the best with their upcoming tour”.
Should Megadeth respond to Ellefson’s statement?