Melanie Martinez released another statement yesterday on the 9th of December where she, once again, addressed the rape allegations made by her old friend, Timothy Heller.
The 22-year-old singer wrote she wanted to “thank my fans who took the time to research the timeline” as well as analyze Instagram photos to question the accusations laid forth by Timothy.
Martinez said her fans diligence to her cause revealed the “false statements.” Martinez claimed she has “trusted so many people” in her life and they merely took advantage of her for personal gain.
— CRYBABY (@MelanieLBBH) December 10, 2017
The Voice alumni added her intentions are “always pure” and she would never force herself on another person without consent.
As you may know, Heller accused Martinez of rape on the 4th of December. Martinez – who competed on Adam Levine’s team on the NBC singing competition – denied the allegations outright.
According to Heller’s account, Martinez convinced her into wearing handcuffs and performed oral sex on Timothy without permission.
On her Twitter feed, Heller said she struggled with the idea of her best friend raping her. She stated that Martinez “let her down completely.”
On the 5th of December, Martinez took to Twitter to deny the charges and said she was “horrified and saddened” by her statements.
Melanie claimed Timothy never said “no” to her advances at any time and despite her charges, she will “send her love and light always.”
Timothy is just one of many women to share stories of alleged misconduct in the past two months. However, Heller’s accusations are different from the most recent stories in the media, as a majority of the reported cases of sexual misconduct involve men as perpetrators.