I don’t know how to feel right now. I guess I feel shocked, sad, and horrified, and I have a feeling nothing’s ever going to be the same. Like a little part of my musical heart has been destroyed and I will have to deal with that missing piece forever.
“Cry Baby” star Melanie Martinez is facing a serious accusation of being a rapist. Melanie’s former best friend Timothy Heller, a fellow singer who started a career in the music industry at the same time as Melanie, shared a horrifying story on her Twitter account, where she’s followed by over 25,000 people, last night that involved Melanie Martinez raping her one night. The episode occurred many years ago, Timothy says, and it saw Melanie forcing Timothy to smoke weed and then perform oral sex on her and use a sex toy to penetrate Timothy without her express consent. Timothy’s revealing story is so well detailed and it is just horrifying.
When I wrote this story about my assault, I initially wasn’t going to make the abuser. But I think it’s important for you all to know this is about Melanie Martinez pic.twitter.com/4PQ5oNI2s9— Timothy Heller (@timethyheller) 4 de diciembre de 2017
8 long hours after Timothy made her story public, Melanie Martinez posted an official statement:
It’s clear that Melanie is trying to deny Timothy’s story but the statement she released is not the best through-text. And that’s even more upsetting because I thought better of Melanie. “She never said no”, Melanie wrote, but did Timothy say YES…?
It is my obligation to believe Timothy’s tragic story, to assume that my once beloved Melanie is a rapist, and I just want to express all my public support for Ms. Heller. She found the courage to tell her story inspired by the current movement of abused women coming forth with their stories and she should receive nothing but support from all of us. “The only reason I do this now is because I’m hoping because of recent events, people will believe me. If you begin to doubt the abuse taking place in this story, I beg you to imagine her role in this being a man. Girls can rape girls. Best friends can rape best friends. Friendship does not equal consent. Silence doesn’t equal consent”. Powerful and true words. Be strong, Timothy.
As for Melanie, of course I’m mentally unable to listen to her music anymore at this moment. And I’m not sure if that will ever change.
UPDATE: Melanie has issued a new statement
I understand how hard it could be to see my side of the story, considering no one with a heart would want to invalidate anyone speaking up about this topic. I want to thank my fans who took the time to research the timeline, analyze past Instagram photos, and question the story being told, which reveal her false statements. I trusted so many people in my life who took advantage of that trust for their own personal gain. Please know that my intentions with everything that I do in my life are always pure and I would never be intimate with someone without their absolute consent.
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