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Drake Bell Denies Verbal. & Physical Abuse Claims By Ex-Girlfriend

On Wednesday, former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell denied the verbal and physical abuse and pedophilia claims made by an ex-girlfriend, according toPeople. "At the pinnacle of it, he [dragged] me down the stairs of our house," Melissa Lingafelt said about Bell Wednesday in a TikTok video.

Lingafelt, who posts on Tiktok as Jimi Ono, posted pictures and screenshots of herself with Bell over the years. She and the Drake & Josh star dated for about 2 years, starting in 2006. She also accused the actor of pedophilia.

"I don't even want to get into the underage girls thing," Lingafelt also said. "I mean I will, but I'm scared." She insisted she wasn't trying to get attention. "Nobody wants attention from abuse!!!!!!!" she continued. "I hope this gives girls the strength to come out about their experiences with him, because I know for a fact he has hundreds of victims."

Bell has vehemently denied the claims. "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)," he says. "I cannot and will not allow these offensive and defamatory allegations to go unchallenged and I am reviewing my legal options," he added.  

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