Drake Bell isn’t happy with online trolls sticking him with a pedophile tag. The actor and musician recently tweeted that their actions are taking a toll on his mental health, saying they are “destroying” his life.
He made the comments days after he was reported missing but was later found unharmed by police. His wife filed for divorce days after news of his disappearance, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
In 2021, the actor was charged with child endangerment and received two years of probation and 200 hours of community service as punishment.
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Drake Bell Says Trolls Will Have ‘Blood On Their Hands’
The actor said they would have “blood on their hands” if the trolling continued and that he is tired of having to defend himself against what he described to be false allegations.
Bell’s perceived mental instability was also seen in his comments as he communicated with some online trolls.
He tweeted, “Noooo Immmm Nooooooottttt!!!! You people are going to kill me” when an online user called him a sex offender and then told another that “You people are destroying my life.”
When someone then said that “Let’s not forget he’s a pedo,” in a conversation with an online user who was trying to defend him, Bell responded with, “Do a second of research This is what I have to live with everyday they are literally going to kill me. Bloods on their hands…”
Drake Bell Was Reported ‘Missing And Endangered’
The recent comments come in the wake of the actor being reported missing and “endangered” earlier in the month after allegedly threatening suicide in the days preceding his sudden disappearance.
Before his disappearance, Bell had reportedly fallen out with his wife, Janet Von Schmeling, and had threatened to get “get drunk and hang himself,” per reports.
The actor was later found “unharmed” at an undisclosed location, and he later tried to downplay his disappearance with a lighthearted tweet.
“You leave your phone in the car and don’t answer for the night, and this?” he tweeted some hours after the police found him.
While the actor has yet to confirm what happened when he was off the grid, it appears that a rift did occur between him and his wife as she filed for divorce the week after his disappearance.
Why Drake Bell And Janet Von Schmeling Are Divorcing
The duo was married for four years before Schmeling filed for divorce over irreconcilable differences.
Per court documents obtained by The Blast, the mother of one is asking the court for primary legal and physical custody of their 2-year-old son, Wyatt. Schmeling also wants the court to instruct Bell to pay spousal support.
Before the divorce, Bell and Von Schmeling had trouble in their marriage due to Bell’s health issues and addiction.
In January, he was caught huffing a balloon at the back of his car with Wyatt, which seemingly upset Von Schmeling and spurred her to move to Florida with their son.
“They had some incredible beautiful times before. He needs to focus on being healthy, and they’ll be great co-parents in the future,” a source said about Bell, per Page Six. “It’s a bad moment in time for Drake. But he is a great dad when he is healthy and sober.”
He Pleaded Guilty To Child Endangerment
Back in 2021, Bell pleaded guilty to charges relating to an incident involving a 15-year-old girl, who is now an adult, per Page Six.
The charges were attempted child endangerment and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, with the former classified as a felony and the latter as a misdemeanor.
Amid the issue, prosecutors claimed the actor met the girl in 2017 at one of his concerts in Cleveland. It was also claimed that Bell had sent the girl “inappropriate social media messages,” which “violated his duty of care” and put the teen under possible harm.
Ultimately, Bell was handed two years of probation and 200 hours of community service by the court. He also publicly apologized, saying his actions were “reckless and irresponsible.”
However, he clarified that he never sent the then-minor any “sexual images” and that “nothing physical” happened between him and her.