The actress and singer Melissa Lingafelt aka ‘Jimi Ono’, 30, used to date American singer/ actor Drake Bell, 34, for around two years between 2006 and 2009.
Melissa Lingafelt has come to everyone’s attention lately because she just posted a video on her TikTok account on 12th August 2020 in which she has accused the actor Drake Bell to have abused her both physically and verbally back when they were dating between August 2006 and February 2009.
She also posted several other videos that support her allegations against Drake. Those videos consist of the screenshot of the messages which she claimed to be sent by other people after she posted the exposing video about Drake on TikTok.
However, the Nickelodeon star, Drake has denied all the accusations made by Melissa and he said that he will not allow these offensive and defamatory allegations to go unchallenged. he is ready to explore his legal options now.
If you are confused about this whole shocking exposing news and do not know much about Melissa then here is everything you should know about the former girlfriend of Drake Bell, Melissa Lingafelt.
|Birthday||20 October 1989|
|Age||30 years old|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
Who is Melissa Lingafelt?
Melissa Lingafelt who also went by the name Melissa Baldwin is an American actress best known for her role in the movie “College” (2008). She is also a singer/ musician.
She has a SoundCloud under the name “Jimi Ono” which is her stage name. Her SoundCloud features a number of her songs. On her official website, she is described as an artist with a passion for music and design.
She also has a beauty pageant background. She was the runner up for Miss Teen USA and was crowned as Miss Teen North Carolina in 2006.
Melissa Lingafelt Age and Birthday Facts
Melissa Gayle Lingafelt was born on 20th December 1989 in Charlotte, North Carolina, US. She is currently 30 years old. She stands 1.75 meters (5 feet 9 inches) tall. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
Melissa Lingafelt Instagram
Melissa Lingafelt is active on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok. Her Instagram handle is Jimi_ono and her TikTok name is simply ‘Jimiono’.
Melissa Lingafelt and Drake Bell Controversy
Back in 2006, Melissa and Drake used to date each other. When they were together, Melissa was competing in her Miss Teen USA beauty pageant and was also cast in movies like “College” (2006), and “Drake Bell: I know” (2008). They dated for about two years and live together too. They ended things up to part away from each other in 2009.
Recently, the singer Melissa has accused Drake of abusing her physically and verbally when they were together a decade ago. She revealed this exposing story through her TikTok account on Wednesday, 12th August 2020. That video has reached more than 5.7 million views as of now.
In that video, she has explained that Drake was so abusive that at one point he even dragged her through the staircase in such a way that her face was bouncing on the floor in each step. And also, his verbal abuse was of the worst level anyone can imagine.
This is my truth. I hope this message reaches young girls, and that no one has to go through what I did. ##2020survivor
♬ original sound – jimiono
She additionally posted several other TikToks which showed the screenshot of her messages which she claims to be sent by some other people who were either abused by Drake or know someone he abused. One of them even revealed that Drake had a physical relationship with a 15-year-old minor also.
Reposting with blurred name. This is what I was hoping for. There are several stories just like this out there. ##endabuseagainstwomen
♬ Hell 2 da Naw – Bullwinkle Boyz
As she says in her video, she also has several photos that can prove his abuse at that time. She also mentions that her friends or anyone who knew her were aware about the abuse.
Drake, on the other hand, fully denies any of her accusations. He said that when they broke up, he did call her with terrible names and so did she which he thought was normal for any couple while breaking up. But other than that, he claims to be innocent and wants legal action against her such defaming allegations.
We don’t know who is telling the truth. It might be Melissa who is trying to gain attention or Drake who is defending himself due to fear of getting canceled. But all we know is that domestic abuse and violence is definitely a punishable offense and no one deserves to go through this.