David Ellefson to sue for defamation following his dismissal from Megadeth over leaked videos

David Ellefson
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David Ellefson is working with lawyers to prepare a defamation lawsuit against the person who allegedly leaked private, explicit videos of him online, leading to his dismissal from Megadeth.

In a statement to Rolling Stone, the bassist reveals that he is not only pursuing defamation charges, but also assisting the Scottsdale Police Department in its investigation into “revenge pornography” charges against the person responsible for leaking the videos.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.