A TikToker says that she spoke with actor Drake Bell on the phone “every day” when she was 13 years old. Bell plead guilty to child endangerment and was sentenced to two years of probation in 2021.
In a TikTok posted by Ana (@anadotcom_) on Sept. 29, she says that she spoke with Bell “every day” via phone when she was 13. Her video also implies that her parents were not aware of her contact with the former Drake and Josh star.
On Wednesday, Ana’s video had over 608,000 views.
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Bell was accused of sexually assaulting and/or raping multiple underage girls in 2020. Bell was arrested in 2021 for “exchanging inappropriate material” with an underaged individual and later charged with child endangerment.
Ana has not posted further about her interactions with Bell, though many have asked for more information via comments on her viral video and other recent TikToks. Other commenters said they also knew people who had met or spent time with Bell.
“He used to go to Disneyland all the time,” @sarahsmiles70s commented. “Ppl at my high school would go because he’d end up hanging out with them every time.”
“That man would show up at our football games,” @rebesfosta wrote. “This was 2013.”
“I got in a twitter fight with him cuz he was making fun of Justin Bieber,” @ninaaabean commented.
Other commenters mentioned SayNow, a late 2000s company that connected celebrities to their fans via voicemail and large conference calls.
“Here before she finds out it was just ‘Say Now’ and her parents obviously knew & were probably doing it to her,” @chirsjohnflora commented.
“I feel like maybe I’m wrong but back when I was like 12 I had a number for Drake Bell and you could call it and he’d leave you voicemails I swear,” @itspronouncedesque wrote.
The Daily Dot reached out to Ana via TikTok comment and to Bell’s management team via email.