Former Nickelodeon Star Drake Bell Accused Of Abusing Ex-Girlfriend, Denies Claims

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Former Nickelodean star Drake Bell has been accused of physically and verbally abusing his ex-girlfriend.

Melissa Lingafelt, who goes by Jimi Ono, made the abuse claims in a TikTok video she published Wednesday, according to People magazine. Lingafelt and Bell first dated in 2006 for two years, the outlet reported.

“First off I’d like to start out by saying, I don’t really care if anyone believes me, as this is my story and my life, and something that I went through,” Lingafelt said. “It wasn’t until recently that I actually realized that abuse isn’t something that all women have to go through.” (RELATED: Jessica Simpson Reveals Details Of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Addiction Struggle In New Book)

Lingafelt claimed she began dating Bell when she was 16 years old and being homeschooled.

“I moved in with him, I was singing. It wasn’t until about a year when the verbal abuse started,” she said. “And when I say verbal abuse, imagine the worst type of verbal abuse you could ever imagine, and that was what I got.”

“It then turned to physical — hitting, throwing, everything,” she added.

Bell denied the abuse claims in a statement made to the outlet.

Bell claimed he “never abused [his] ex-girlfriend or did so many of the other things Melissa falsely claimed on her TikTok video.”