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Melanie Martinez sexual assault allegations

Melanie Martinez has been accused of sexual assault towards singer Timothy Heller, her former friend; she detailed the allegations on Twitter.


Emily Treadgold


Timothy Heller, a singer, has recently opened up about an alleged incident with singer Melanie Martinez, who first gained traction when she on the show The Voice, then had a breakthrough hit with Pity Party off her Crybaby album. Heller detailed a two-night sleepover where she said they had a very co-dependent relationship. She said she repeatedly told Martinez "no" but she kept asking her.

What she and I shared was a close friendship for a period of time. We came into each others lives as we were both starting our careers as artists, and we tried to help each other. We both had pain in dealing with our individual demons and the new paths we were forging, but I truly felt we were trying to lift each other up. She never said no to what we chose to do together. And although we parted ways, I am sending her love and light always.

She says, I never said yes. I said no, repeatedly. But she used her power over me, and broke me down. Just so there is no confusion, I was molested by my best friend. She said they never spoke about the incident and their friendship was over soon after. Martinez then tweeted that everything they did was consensual and she was "sending her love and light always."

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