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Melanie Martinez accused of molesting and raping Timothy Heller

The musician has an extremely serious and graphic account of multiple attempts to molest their friend and colleague to explain…


In an original post, Timothy Heller describes a sexual assault but does not name the assaulter…

"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" - Timothy Heller, 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" - Timothy Heller, Twitter

Since this disclosure, she has been under attack from the fanbase of Melanie Martinez and other “doubters” that are claiming that only men are capable of raping or molesting other people…

Melanie Martinez at Gramercy Theater, 2/15/2014
By deshaunicus - https://www.flickr.com/photos/deshaunicus/12562214933/in/album-72157641058902813/, CC BY-SA 2.0

Melanie Martinez at Gramercy Theater, 2/15/2014
By deshaunicus - https://www.flickr.com/photos/deshaunicus/12562214933/in/album-72157641058902813/, CC BY-SA 2.0

“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.” — Timothy Heller, (graphic) full account

Timothy Heller is an accomplished musician and model, who had been touring with Melanie Martinez but the two had drifted apart personally and professionally, this is most likely the cause of the split…

Martinez stalks the stage at the House of Blues
By Jose Garcia (Flickr) [ CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Martinez stalks the stage at the House of Blues
By Jose Garcia (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

“Our friendship ended because she decided she didn’t have time for me anymore. To worry about me anymore. She cared too much about me, it was holding her back. Iʼm not sure how to end this story. Iʼm terrified of the response Iʼm going to get.” — Timothy Heller, (graphic) full account

Melanie Martinez is yet to comment on the allegations, and so far, nobody else has come forward…

This may be the first of many, or the only complaint against her, damning as it is there is very little that Timothy can do to get justice except disclose this story and hope for the best…

Martinez performs in 2015
By Yann Cerri - Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Martinez performs in 2015
By Yann Cerri - Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Update: Melanie Martinez has responded to the allegations, and much like many of the famous men who have been accused recently, has issued a non-apology and denies that the sex was nonconsensual.

“I am horrified and saddened by the statements and story told by Timothy Heller. What she and I shared was a close friendship … We tried to help each other. We both had pain in dealing with our individual demons… She never said no to what we chose to do together. And although we parted ways, I am sending her love and light always.” — Melanie Martinez, via Twitter