Yesterday afternoon, L.A. pop musician Timothy Heller detailed accusations against The Voice star and former friend Melanie Martinez, claiming Martinez raped her. She wrote,
“I’m terrified of the response I’m going to get. The only reason I do this now is because I’m hoping because of recent events, people will believe me. If you being 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. I wish it wasn’t so hard for me to convince myself of these things.”
Read it in full below:
Late last night, Martinez responded—also on Twitter—claiming Heller never said no to “what we chose to do together”:
We’ve reached out to Heller and Martinez; neither were immediately available for comment. We will update this post if we hear back.
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