Following Drake Bell‘s recently released statement that denied ex-girlfriend Melissa Lingafelt‘s accusations of abuse throughout their relationship, the musician — whose stage name is Jimi Ono — shared alleged police reports and journal entries on TikTok. Alongside the alleged documents posted to social media, Melissa explained, in a second video, that she didn’t want to “focus” on the abuse she allegedly endured, but wanted to provide “proof” and use her platform to “educate teenage girls” instead.
For those who missed it, after her initial TikTok video accusing Drake of verbally and physically abusing her went viral, the former Nickelodeon star responded.
In the video, Melissa, who dated started dating the Drake & Josh star back in 2006, claimed that she encountered “the worst type of verbal abuse you could ever imagine” before it “turned into physical.” Now, she has posted an alleged investigative report from December 2009 that read, “[Ex-boyfriend] called victim on her cell phone and stated to her and [victim #2], ‘I am going to kill both of you and stab you to death.’ Victims are in fear for their safety.”
She also posted the photo of a journal she kept in 2007 and 2008. The entry Melissa shared alleged that Drake had “kicked me, choked me, slapped me.”
Previously, Melissa told her followers in a since-expired Instagram Stories post uploaded following her initial allegations that, “If you don’t believe me, it is clear to me what kind of person you are, and I don’t need that on my side.”
In a statement to J-14, Drake said, “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. 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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