Former ‘The Voice’ Star Melanie Martinez Is Being Accused Of Sexual Assault

Waves of people have been taking a stand against sexual assault ever since the Harvey Weinstein accusations took place. Last night Melanie Martinez, who became famous from The Voice, was accused of sexually assaulting her former best friend, Timothy Heller.

Melanie is considered one of The Voice‘s only successful artists despite her coming in sixth place in the third season. The 22-year-old has a dedicated fan base and her first album Cry Baby debuted at number six on the charts.

On Twitter Timothy posted four screenshots explaining how Melanie manipulated her and emotionally and physically abused her.

Timothy started off explaining how their relationship was focused on Melanie and only Melanie.

“Codependency works in a lot of strange ways. In my relationship with this friend, I was dependent on helping her with her life. As soon as I needed a small bit of focus, and support from my best friend, there was nothing for us to relate to each other about. Our friendship was about her,” she posted.

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

— Timothy Heller (@timethyheller) December 4, 2017

Timothy then went in depth how Melanie assaulted her and how she repeatedly said no. Melanie denies that what happened was assault.

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— CRYBABY (@MelanieLBBH) December 5, 2017

Even though Melanie denies the allegations Timothy has been receiving a lot of support.

i'm sending you all my love and prayers that you can possible cope with this. thank you for sharing your story as a psa. you were very strong in doing that and i comend you for being open about it. in any way, shape, or form did you deserve this

— 𝓁𝓎𝒹𝒾𝒶ˀ #prayforhonduras (@minhoscafe) December 5, 2017

So brave of you to come forward about this. It makes me so sad that you went through that but thank you for being a good example for other victims to feel the strength and courage to come forward

— Ricky Dillon (@RickyPDillon) December 5, 2017

Idk what I’m the most disgusted about: what she did or the fact that there’s actually people defending her.
You can’t act like u know for a fact this isn’t true. I’m so sorry this happened to you, I always thought she was a unique girl, not a rapist smh

— butterfly 🦋 (@LaNefilimDeNewt) December 5, 2017

I’m so so sorry this happened to you. I believe you. You’re so brave for speaking about this and I’m glad you did. I hope you’re okay 💖

— Alanna Doucette (@alannadoucette) December 5, 2017

Just wanted to make sure you know how much support you have and how you do not in any case have to feel otherwise. You are loved by so many and have proved insane amount of courage when sharing this. You go girl 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

— Ariane. (@ArianeFerguson) December 5, 2017

According to Rape Victim Advocates Organization, RVA, only 2-8% of rapes are falsely reported. So a majority of the allegations that are being made and more than likely true.

If you still do think that there are too many allegations happening to be considered true the RVA says that statistically, one sexual assault happens every 107 seconds in the United States.

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