Melissa Lingafelt, also known on social media as Jimi Ono, has made abuse allegations against popular actor and ex-boyfriend Drake Bell via TikTok. As reported by Variety, Drake has denied these claims stating: “I never abused my ex-girlfriend or did so many of the other things Melissa falsely claimed on her TikTok video.”
Drake Bell is an American actor, voice actor, singer, songwriter, and musician. The 34-year-old from California is most known for appearing in the Nickelodeon series’ The Amanda Show and Drake and Josh as well as being the voice of Spider-Man in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man.
The popular actor is under fire after his ex-girlfriend Melissa Lingafelt came out on TikTok and made abuse allegations about him, claims that he has publicly denied – but who actually is she?
Who is Jimi Ono?
Melissa Lingafelt, also known by her online name Jimi Ono is an American actress and model.
The 30-year-old is known for being in films such as Drake Bell I know (2006), The Miss Teen USA Pageant (2006) and College (2008).
In 2006, she competed against 50 other girls for the title of Miss Teen USA 2006 in Palm Springs, California and finished as first runner-up. At the same pageant she was also voted Miss Photogenic and in the same year she also became Miss Teen North Carolina.
She is perhaps best known for previously dating Drake Bell, an American actor who is most famous for appearing in the teen TV series Drake and Josh.
Abuse allegations about Drake on TikTok
Drake Bell’s ex-girlfriend Melissa Lingafelt has come out and made some allegations on her TikTok account under the name Jimi Ono. She speaks out about her ex-boyfriend Drake Bell and alleges that he both verbally and physically abused her.
Jimi Ono posted a video to TikTok in which she wrote: “I lived with and dated an alcoholic, abusive Drake Bell from 16-19.”
Then, she posted a follow up video that contained a slideshow of photos of herself with Drake, and her own voice explaining the alleged “verbal and physical” abuse that she received.
Finally, she posts a series of videos that show screenshots from people who have allegedly sent her messages supporting her claims.
Drake Bell has denied the allegations
After Jimi Ono came out and made the allegations against the actor, Drake Bell has denied all the claims.
In a statement to PEOPLE, he said that he: “Never abused my ex-girlfriend or did so many of the other things Melissa falsely claimed on her TikTok video.”
He continues: “”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.”
Drake then reveals that Melissa reached out to him last year for financial support, before saying: “I do not know if today’s behaviour 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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