Melanie Adele Martinez is a 22 year old American singer, songwriter, music video director and also photographer. Born and raised in New York on Long Island she appeared in front of a massive audience in 2012 during her debut on the American television vocal talent show known as The Voice.
But it was recent allegations made against Melanie that has many fans angered and upset at her.
Melanie was accused by another female singer, Timothy Heller, of sexual assault.
Timothy is the former band member of Dresses and she took to her social media to share her story. She wrote: ‘accepting that my best friend raped me seems insane.’
She continued on by saying that Melanie pressured her to have sex despite her constant pleas that she had a boyfriend.
Then Timothy alleged that Melanie convinced her to smoke marijuana and then forced herself onto her both orally and with a sex toy. However, Timothy did not specify when this incident occurred.
She wrote: ‘I never said yes. I said no, repeatedly but she used her power over me, and broke me down. Just so there is no confusion, I was molested by my best friend.’ She said that the recent outpouring of celebrities who have come forth with their own allegations of sexual assault have emboldened her to speak out for herself.
Timothy wrote: ‘girls can rape girls [and] best friends can rape best friends.’
Melanie in a statement said that she was ‘horrified and saddened by the statements and story told tonight by Timothy Heller.’
She went on: ‘she never said no to what we chose to do together. And although we parted ways, I am sending her love and light always.’
Many of Melanie’s fans have responded to this allegation by burning and destroying all of her merchandise that they have previously bought. One person uploaded a video to YouTube of her ripping up a Melanie Martinez t-shirt because she was a ‘rapist.’
Others took to Twitter to showcase videos and images of them burning their Melanie Martinez merchandise.
One of her former fans wrote: ‘I’m very disappointed in her to be honest — I wasn’t really expecting something like this from someone that is a musical artist. I was very shocked, even though I knew something was off about her.’
Kay on Twitter wrote: ‘I need a good way on how to destroy this Melanie Martinez vinyl, I’d be smashing it into pieces right now, but my entire family is sleeping.’
A representative of Melanie said that there was no additional comment at this time and that Melanie’s statement was available on her Twitter.