Timothy Heller revealed in a new interview why she didn’t come forward sooner with her story. The singer – who accused Melanie Martinez of rape – said the main reason was that Melanie wasn’t a man.
Timothy said to Newsweek magazine that the 22-year-old singer, Martinez, assaulted her two years ago on the 25th of June, 2015. Martinez suggested they play a game with handcuffs and the interaction turned into something that she didn’t expect.
Heller said she “laughed along at first,” but Martinez became increasingly serious and sexual. Heller said the singer “talked about the appearance” of her breasts and begged to touch them.
Martinez allegedly violated her with a sex toy after performing oral sex on her. Their friendship was “strange” afterward because of what had happened.
What if I have my own story of abuse but I’m scared to ruin the persons life and I still love them in a fucked up way and the public really really loves them and most probably wouldn’t believe me….I need advice
— Timothy Heller (@timethyheller) November 17, 2017
“We remained friends for a while, but it was strange, obviously.” Heller continued by stating it “invalidated” her own experience because “she’s not a man.”
As you may know, Heller came out with her story of abuse back in November shortly after the Harvey Weinstein dilemma.
In her tweet which we have above, Timothy said she wanted to reveal her story but didn’t want to “ruin the person’s life” despite still loving them in a “f*cked up way.”
Heller said it pained her to see her fans looking at her “like an angel” because Martinez “understands them.” She feared no one would take her seriously if she explained what had happened.
One of the primary problems was that she didn’t think that her story counted as legitimate sexual assault because of Martinez’s gender. Heller said she had a “sick need” to protect Melanie like other victims of rape and abuse.