The American heavy metal band Megadeth has broken its silence on the band’s bassist David Ellefson‘s grooming underage girls accusations.

As you remember, for a couple of days, David Ellefson was accused of grooming underage girls. There was an Instagram user who leaked some private conversations, photos, and videos of David Ellefson, who treated by disrespectfully.

Recently, Megadeth took to its social media channels to make a public statement about the band’s legendary members, David Ellefson.

In the statement, Megadeth was defending its band member in front of disrespectful acts.

“We are aware of the recent statements regarding David Ellefson, and are watching developments closely,” Megadeth told in the social media statement.

“As it relates to creativity and business, we are all familiar with one another. However, there are clearly aspects of David’s private life that he has kept to himself.

“As this situation unfolds, it is important that all voices be heard clearly and respectfully. We look forward to the truth coming to light.”

On Twitter, people who fans of Megadeth and David Ellefson have sent supportive messages for him. They wished that truth will be coming to light as soon as possible.

David Ellefson has been forced to private his Instagram account because people were disturbing him.

After the claims were raised, David Ellefson has also made a public statement to deny the rumors.

“Dear Fans & Friends,” David said. “As you may or not know, some private and personal conversations and interactions have surfaced online, released with ill intention by a third party who was not authorized to have them or share them. While certainly embarrassing, I want to address it as openly and honestly as possible.

“As much as it’s not something I’m proud of, these were private, adult interactions that were taken out of context and manipulated to inflict maximum damage to my reputation my career and family.

“The other party involved has made a statement which you can see below. I thank her for doing so and hope that this clarifies that the situation was not at all as presented. Humbly Yours. David Ellefson.”

David Ellefson grooming statement