Many bear in mind Drake Bell from the enduring early 2000s sitcom, Drake & Josh. But Bell has now discovered himself in sizzling water. An ex-girlfriend claimed through TikTok that she was verbally and bodily abused by Bell previous to their breakup.
Bell as soon as took half in MTV’s The Challenge throughout a particular star-studded season as nicely — and his teammate on the present by no means bought together with him. Now, that Challenge participant is coming forth and calling out Bell as a “weirdo.” Here’s what’s occurring.
Drake Bell’s ex-girlfriend accused him of abuse through TikTok
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Bell’s ex-girlfriend, Melissa Lingafelt, created TikTok movies explaining the abuse she allegedly skilled from Bell.
“I moved in with him, I was singing,” Lingafelt defined, in keeping with Deadline. “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.” Lingafelt then defined that the abuse grew to become bodily after it began verbally.
“It then turned into physical — hitting, throwing, everything,” Lingafelt added. “At the pinnacle of it, he drug me down the stairs at our house in Los Feliz and my face hit every step on the way down. I have photos of this.”
Bell denied the claims. “I never abused my ex-girlfriend or did so many of the other things Melissa falsely claimed on her Tik Tok video,” Bell defined to People in an announcement. And he additionally famous that Lingafelt reached out to him a 12 months previous to the accusations to ask him for monetary assist. According to Bell, he helped her.
“I do not know if today’s behavior is some kind of misguided quest for more money or attention,” Bell added. “But I cannot and will not allow these offensive and defamatory allegations to go unchallenged and I am reviewing my legal options.”
‘Challenge’ star Kailah Casillas by no means appreciated being partnered with Bell on ‘Champs vs. Stars’
Kailah Casillas is understood for some Challenge drama, however she’s a tricky competitor, and she or he needed to show her chops throughout Champs vs. Stars. She was paired up with Drake Bell, which she was initially enthusiastic about. But every little thing took a flip for the more serious.
“I was super excited when I found out he was going to be on the show with me. And then he just turned out to be so … I guess ‘boujee’ would be the best word,” Casillas revealed to the #nofilter with Zack Peter podcast. “He brought down the mood in every room we were in, and it’s like, d*mn it Drake Bell, you just ruined all of my childhood dreams. … He sucks the energy out of every room.”
Casillas then added she thinks Bell’s little one stardom did him a disservice, as she believes it could have made him “entitled.”
Casillas known as Bell a ‘weirdo’ on Twitter
It seems to be like Casillas is maintaining with the present information occurring with Bell. On Aug. 13, a Twitter follower requested if Casillas heard about what Bell’s ex-girlfriend posted to TikTok. And to that, Casillas simply stated, “told you guys. He’s a weirdo.”
Fans of The Challenge commented on Reddit concerning the tweet as nicely.
“He was so awkward on Champs vs. Stars,” a Reddit consumer famous. “Kailah hated him when they were paired up.”
“I was not a fan of Drake and was surprised that he was on the show,” one other wrote. “He added nothing to the show except the fact that Tori [Deal] was madly in love. He was very reserved which is not great for a reality show.”
It feels like Bell won’t ever make a return to The Challenge after his final exhibiting. And we all know the place Casillas stands. Now, we’ll simply have to attend and see what happens within the wake of the TikToks.
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