UPDATE: On May 24, 2021, Megadeth released a statement announcing they have parted ways with Ellefson.

It appears Megadeth’s David Ellefson has deleted his Twitter account after last week giving a statement denying allegations of grooming an underage girl online.

Earlier this month, several interactions seemingly made between the Megadeth bassist and a woman via text and video call, including compromising images of Ellefson, leaked on social media. A person had come forward on Instagram detailing those exchanges, but the original messages have since been removed. In his May 10 statement, the musician admitted his involvement in “private and personal conversations” that had been made public but maintained they were “adult interactions that were taken out of context.”

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