Singer Melanie Martinez accused of rape by former friend

Who is Melanie Martinez and what has her friend Timothy Heller accused her

Melanie Martinez performing in October 2016

Singer Melanie Martinez faced criticism after her 2015 Cry Baby album contained references to a fictional sexual assault, because she never spoke about being a victim herself.

Heller said that she chose to break her silence about what happened to her following the recent spate of sexual misconduct allegations that have surfaced against celebrities and other popular figures. While being incredibly uncomfortable by this offer, I attempted to laugh it off. In the time since the story first surfaced online she has started to trend worldwide with a number of fans expressing outrage and horror at the news. I'd say, "Sure", but it would never happen.

Furthermore, Heller states that Martinez made her "apologize" for experiencing a panic attack one night because it "ruined" Martinez's evening.

During her teens, she began uploading performance videos to YouTube, including covers of songs like Katy Perry's "The One That Got Away". Asking me WHY I didn't want to, that it would be fun. We didn't have to do anything else. I allowed this to happen.

Amid the current allegations making headlines, another woman has come forward with her story but her alleged abuser is shockingly not a man, but a woman, she once called a friend. "I said no, repeatedly", Heller detailed on Twitter. "My best friend's boyfriend had just cheated on her".

"I felt like I owed her my life", she wrote. She said, "But I think it's important for you all to know this is about Melanie Martinez". Melanie did not dispute this point in her response, and photos of the two together prove just how much time they spent with each other at the peak of their friendship. She explained that they both had "pain in dealing with our individual demons". "And although we parted ways, I am sending her love and light always", Martinez said on Instagram. Friendship does not equal consent. Silence does not equal consent'.

"The only reason I do this now is because I'm hoping, because of recent events, people will believe me", she wrote.

'As someone who had previously been through sexual abuse, sex is hard for me to talk about.

Of course, Vine died in 2016, but before that Timothy used it to make amusing videos and covers, and to share goofy things she saw around town.

Martinez rose to fame on season three of The Voice in 2012, advancing to the top six.

Heller's accusations garnered an immediate response, with her post garnering more than 150,000 likes within hours.

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