Atlantic Records’ pop artist and former alum from NBC’s The Voice, Melanie Martinez, has been accused of rape by a former best friend. Timothy Weller has bravely shared her story on Twitter, which can be read below.
Timothy alleges that Melanie took advantage of their friendship, pushing her to do things she was uncomfortable with. “One night during a sleepover, she became increasingly interested in my sexual preferences. As someone who has been through sexual assault, sex was hard for me to talk about.” Melanie was relentless in this regard, ignoring Timothy’s wishes — she had repeatedly made it known she was uncomfortable.
Timothy Weller’s tragic story can be read below. At this time, Melanie Martinez has not spoken out. We will update with further details when they are made available.
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
UPDATE: Melanie Martinez has released a vague statement. She mentions that Timothy “never said no to what we chose to do together.”
— CRYBABY (@MelanieLBBH) December 5, 2017