Former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) narrowly avoided doing prison time today in his child endangerment case. He was sentenced this morning in an Ohio court, receiving two years of probation, to be supervised in California, where he is a resident… plus 200 hours of community service. If he screws up, though, he could still face up to one year in prison on the felony charge of attempted endangering children (to which he’s pled guilty).
In the video below, he seems to take the punishment in stride, saying he accepted it … but then apologized, explaining that it wasn’t his intention to do harm, and that he’s sorry to the girl and anyone else he hurt over this matter.
The woman, however, said he’d done irreparable harm — issuing a victim impact statement via Zoom, and detailing what exactly this is all about. She claims they began exchanging messages online in 2017 (when she was 15), which she says eventually turned sexual in nature and included photos. She says this all happened over IG and Snap.
She went on to allege that she attended a concert of his back then, and that afterward … he took her backstage to be alone — where she claims she performed oral sex on him. Drake was seen shaking his head a few times during her remarks.
You can watch the full court appearance with both Drake and the victim below (It begins around the 25 minute mark).