A former friend of singer Melanie Martinez has accused the “Cry Baby” vocalist of rape.
On Monday evening, Timothy Heller accused the singer of getting her high on marijuana before forcefully performing oral sex and using a sex toy on her.
“When I wrote this story about my assault, I initially wasn’t going to make the abuser,” Heller explained in the tweet, which was picked up by Life and Style, “but I think it’s important for you all to know this is about Melanie Martinez.”
According to Heller, Martinez was once her “best friend” and roommate, and that she owed her “life” to Martinez.
That appreciation apparently led Martinez to attempt to take the friendship further, despite Heller having a boyfriend and being completely uninterested in Melanie sexually.
“One night during a sleepover, she became increasingly interested in my sexual preferences,” Heller explained.
She says she obliged Melanie in conversation because she considered Martinez a “friend,” but Melanie kept inquiring her about her sex life, which made her uncomfortable. It was then that Melanie allegedly first asked Heller to have sex with her.
Heller says she laughed it off, but Melanie kept inquiring for sex two nights in a row, which she continuously refused. This, allegedly, however, did not stop Martinez’s advances.
“[Your boyfriend] doesn’t have to know, it’s not a big deal,” Martinez reportedly told Heller. “It went on for hours, asking me why I didn’t want to, that it would be fun. I repeatedly said no.”
On the third night, Melanie once again asked if she could have sex with Heller. Heller once again refused. Heller says that this is when Martinez offered her marijuana.
“[Then], the same conversation began to happen,” Heller continued.
“I said every form of no I could think of. She began touching my arm, I allowed this to happen. She began talking about the appearance of my boobs and she begged to just touch them. I was so exhausted and confused and high and belittled, I just allowed it to happen. This led to her touching the rest of me. I never said yes, I said no repeatedly. She performed oral sex on me and then I was penetrated with a sex toy without being asked.”
Heller says that she and Melanie never spoke of the matter again and within months, their friendship had deteriorated. According to Heller, Melanie had no more time to deal with her issues. She begged readers at the end of the note to be open to her story, and understand that women can also be raped by other women. She also seems unsure of how to move on.
Heller’s full note can be read below.
Melanie Martinez has since responded to the allegation, claiming that Heller never said “no” to anything they did together. Her response can be read below.