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Rape Accusation Made Against Former “Voice” Star

On Monday, December 4th, Timothy Heller former friend of Melanie Martinez, shared a lengthy story illustrating the rape she experienced in the hands of Martinez. Heller did not specify where or when the attack happened but, described the fact that Martinez made her perform oral sex, smoke marijuana, and used a sex toy on her all with Heller’s resistance.

In response to these allegations,  Martinez tweeted a statement that not only evades Heller’s accusation but also shares her side of the story. Martinez wrote “I am horrified and saddened by the statements and story told tonight by Timothy Heller. What she and I shared was a close friendship for a period of time. We came into each other’s lives as we were both starting our careers as artists, and we tried to help each other. We both had pain in dealing with our individual demons and the new paths we were forging, but I truly felt we were trying to lift each other up.” She also wrote “She never said no to what we chose to do together”.  

After hearing about these allegations, Heller then shares an instagram post, explaining  that she initially was going to mask Martinez’s name, refering to her as “abuser” however, she wanted her fans to know the kind of person Melanie Martinez really is. Heller also states the actions that have inspired her to come forward and, her doubts before doing it. She wrote “I’ve been reading all the #metoo stories, and though I’m obviously in support of the people coming forward, I wasn’t sure if my story of being assaulted fit.”

While this story goes with the pattern of the sexual assault epidemic in America, the point of view of a woman raping another woman or even a woman raping a man is an uncommonly heard one. Many people may even think that women-women or women-man sexual assault is even possible mainly because people think that women aren’t as violent, especially in a sexual way. However, a study done by a company called “Rape Crisis” trying to find out how many sexual predators concluded that “10% of women are predators”.

So, while the Heller accusation against Martinez is an uncommonly discussed situation, cases like these are not rare and still occur to this day.

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