'The Voice' Star Melanie Martinez Accused of Raping Friend — "I Was Penetrated Without Being Asked"
Former Voice contestant Melanie Martinez has been accused of raping her friend with a sex toy after mentally and physically manipulating her and taking advantage of her trust and friendship. "When I wrote this story about my assault, I initially wasn’t going to [name] the abuser. But I think it’s important for you all to know this is about Melanie Martinez," Timothy Heller wrote on Twitter Dec. 4.
Read the whole horrifying thread in full below.
In an emotional and raw string of tweets, Timothy (who is female) described Melanie as "my best friend. She took me in, which I was so grateful for. I felt like I owed her my life." However, Timothy alleges that Melanie took advantage of this love, and tried to push her to do things she didn't want to, despite having a boyfriend. "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." But she says Melanie kept pushing, for two nights in a row. Finally, things allegedly got physical.
"I said every form of no I could think of," Timothy explained. "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." Timothy reveals her friendship ended soon after.