Melanie Martinez's Rape Accuser Timothy Heller Speaks Out: "I Loved Her Even After It Happened" – eonline
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Timothy Heller is sharing more allegations approximately Melanie Martinez.
On Dec. 4, Heller accused former Voice contestant Martinez of rape. In response to the allegations, Martinez tweeted, “I am horrified and saddened by the statements and legend 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 encourage each other. We both had pain in dealing with our individual demons and the contemporary paths we were forging, but I truly felt we were trying to lift each other up.”
She went on to write, “She never said no to what we chose to achieve together. And although we parted ways, I am sending her esteem and light always.”
When I wrote this legend approximately my assault, I initially wasn?t going to produce the abuser. But I assume it?s well-known for you perfect to know this is approximately Melanie Martinez pic.twitter.com/4PQ5oNI2s9
— Timothy Heller (@timethyheller) December 4, 2017
On Nov. 16 Heller tweeted, “What whether I believe my own legend of abuse but I’m shocked to ruin the persons life and I still esteem them in a f–ked up way and the public really really loves them and most probably wouldn’t believe me….I need advice.” Shortly after, Heller tells Newsweek, she allegedly received a call from Martinez.
“I started sobbing when I saw [Melanie] was calling me, and I blocked her,” she shared. According to Heller, Martinez then tried to fetch in touch with her via Heller’s boyfriend, calling him and sending text messages in which she allegedly said she was “inspired” to fetch in touch with Heller after recently dreaming approximately her and also allegedly suggested the “services of a healer.”
Weeks later, Heller would name Martinez in a tweet to her followers. “When I wrote this legend approximately my assault, I initially wasn’t going to produce the abuser. But I assume it’s well-known for you perfect to know this is approximately Melanie Martinez,” she wrote on Dec. 4.
“Her fans see her as this angel who understands them,” Heller told Newsweek. “So I assumed no one was going to remove me seriously whether I explained what she did. I’ve been reading perfect the #metoo stories, and though I’m obviously in support of the people coming forward, I wasn’t certain whether my legend of being assaulted fit.”
She went on to say, “…I know now that assault happens this way perfect the time. I loved her even after it happened, and I had this sick need to protect her, which I’ve learned is very common for victims of assault, particularly those harm by their family or friends.”
In response to the article, a rep for Martinez told Newsweek, “Melanie stands by her statement.”
E! News has reached out to Martinez for comment.