Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has some Mega-Problems to deal with and has made the following statement via his Instagram account:
As you may or not know, some private and personal conversations and interactions have surfaced online, released with ill intention by a third party who was not authorized to have them or share them. While certainly embarrassing, I want to address it as openly and honestly as possible.
As much as it’s not something I’m proud of, these were private, adult interactions that were taken out of context and manipulated to inflict maximum damage to my reputation my career and family.
The other party involved has made a statement which you can see below. I thank her for doing so and hope that this clarifies that the situation was not at all as presented.
Here is the statement that Ellefson is referring to from the other party:
Megadeth has posted the following statement regarding bassist David Ellefson’s recent revelations of private videos of the adult nature have been released on the internet:
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.
Of course all of this is happening right after Megadeth just announced new tour dates which have been postponed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.