So, this former A+ list singing tween who was part of a duo on his show, has a past of se.xually assaulting underage girls that was catching up to him.
So, what does he do?
Moves to Mexico where the age of consent is super grey once you get above the age of 12.
Jared Drake Bell, also known as Drake Campana
Long story short. Drake Bell is absolutely cancelled. pic.twitter.com/1aW8UR0JA9
— victoria 📸🎃 (@lostbeforefate) August 13, 2020
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Is Drake Bell Mexican? Singer changes name and now sings in Spanish
Former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell has changed his name on social media to Drake Campana, after posting on social media in Spanish for the last year.
For those not aware, Drake has been singing in Spanish for a while now. Back in November 2019, he also tweeted: “mis redes sociales ahora solo estarán en español, no más inglés” which translates to “My social networks will now only be in Spanish, no more English.”
But he’s only recently changed his name to Drake Campana. Campana, by the way, is the Spanish word for Bell.
Drake has yet to comment on his change of name so it’s unclear if he’s legally changed it, or just simply switched up his stage name to fit with his new sound. He’s also now put a Mexican flag next to his name, prompting thousands of fans to wonder whether or not he’s actually Mexican.
Drake Bell is American and was born in Newport Beach, California to parents Robin Dodson and Robert Bell. He grew up in Orange County.
It’s unclear why Drake has made the move to sing and post exclusively in Spanish but he reportedly has a huge Latinx fanbase.
In a 2020 interview with Esquire Mexico, Drake said: “Growing up in Southern California, there has always been a Mexican influence, especially where I grew up, which is Orange County, so I always kept in mind. I went all the time and when I started doing tours, I got to know places that I fell in love with.” – Source: shorturl.at/xADV5
Drake Bell Denies Abuse Allegations From Ex-Girlfriend Melissa Lingafelt
Actor Drake Bell has denied allegations of abuse that arose in a video posted to TikTok from his ex-girlfriend, Melissa Lingafelt.
In the video, Lingafelt, who uses the stage name Jimi Ono on her TikTok account, alleged Wednesday that Bell verbally and physically abused her when they dated and lived together more than a decade ago.
A representative for Bell gave the following statement to Variety, saying he never abused Lingafelt and is reviewing his legal options: “I never abused my ex-girlfriend or did so many of the other things Melissa falsely claimed on her TikTok video. 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. Clearly, Melissa still felt close enough to me just last year that she was comfortable reaching out to ask me to provide her with financial support during a tough time (which I did). I do not know if today’s behavior 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.”
In her video Wednesday, Lingafelt said: “First, I would like to start out with saying I don’t really care if anyone believes me as this is my story and my life and something I went through. It wasn’t until recently that I actually realized that abuse is something that all women have to go through. When I started dating Drake, I was 16. I was home-schooled, I moved in with him, I was singing. It wasn’t until about a year when the verbal abuse started. 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 into physical — hitting, throwing, everything. At the pinnacle of it, he drug me down the stairs of our house in Los Feliz. My face hit every step on the way down. I have photos of this.”
Lingafelt also said, “I don’t event want to get into the underage girls thing. I mean I will, but I’m scared.” – Source: shorturl.at/auDY8