Singer Melanie Martinez Accused Of Raping Her Best Friend
A woman named Timothy Heller, who claims to be Martinez’s former best friend, penned some seriously salacious allegations against Martinez.
Update 2: Heller opened up about the aftermath since sharing her experience. She says Martinez has been “condescending” and “insane.” Read it here.
Update: Martinez has an issued a statement. “She never said no.” Read it here.
Troubling news surfaces about singer Melanie Martinez.
Sexual assault and rape in the industry is an extremely problematic issue, and as 2017 rolls along more and more disturbing stories have come to light.
The latest involves the “Mad Hatter” singer. A woman named Timothy Heller, who claims to be Martinez’s former best friend, penned some seriously salacious allegations that includes Martinez getting her high and penetrating her without permission.
Heller mustered up the courage to write an explosive letter to fans revealing her truth.
“I have kept this secret for years, convincing myself that it wasn’t a big deal and I wasn’t hurt by it,” Heller begins. “The thought of accepting that my best friend raped me seems insane.”
She goes on to recant the harrowing sexual experience. “The power she had over me, grew into me having a very hard time saying no to her… one night during a sleepover, she became increasingly interested in my sexual preferences.”
Heller adds that she had previously been through sexual abuse.
“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 performed oral sex on me and then I was penetrated with a sex toy without being asked. That’s what happened.”
On the music front, Martinez has had some major success. She completed music videos for every song off her critically acclaimed 2015 debut album, Cry Baby. The singer described her cry baby character as “a child who experiences adult things,” and that didn’t sit well with everyone. Many felt Martinez was sexualizing and objectifying children.
Martinez has not yet responded to the accusations.
Below is the note Heller posted on Twitter.
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