Drake Bell, best known for his role on Nickelodeon‘s ‘The Amanda Show’ has been accused of verbal and physical abuse by former girlfriend Melissa Lingafelt.
Lingafelt posted TikTok videos the other day that she spoke out against the actor, and claimed she was abused during their 2-year relationship. She began by saying:
“First off I’d like to start out 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 recently that I actually realized that abuse isn’t something that all women have to go through.”
Then Lingafelt recalled the times she was 16, the beginning of the relationship and claimed that verbal abuse turned to physical:
“I moved in with him, I was singing. 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.”
And she added that she does not want to get into “the underage girl’s thing.” However, Bell spoke to PEOPLE, denied all the allegations, and stated that he never abused his ex-girlfriend. He said:
“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.”
The ‘Drake & Josh’ star claimed that these allegations are” misguided quest for more money or attention:”
“But I cannot and will not allow these offensive and defamatory allegations to go unchallenged and I am reviewing my legal options.”
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