News•May 26, 2021 11:34 AM ET•6,880 views
David Ellefson issues statement on dismissal from Megadeth
On Monday, Megadeth announced that they had parted ways bassist and co-founder David Ellefson following the leak of sexually explicit video and photos involving him. Ellefson has now broken his silence on the matter, providing the following statement to Rolling Stone:
"Recently, a very private video was illegally posted on the internet and false allegations were made against me. The actions in the video were between two consenting adults and were recorded without my knowledge. I am working with Scottsdale Police Department in their investigation into charges regarding revenge pornography to be filed against the person who posted this video. Also, my lawyers are preparing a defamation lawsuit to be filed against this person. This person will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I am taking this time to be with my family. I wish my bandmates the best with their upcoming tour."