Melanie Martinez Accused of Rape by Ex-Friend Timothy Heller

You read the headline right… but no, Timothy Heller is not male; she’s a female ex-friend of “The Voice” alum Melanie Martinez. This is therefore a woman-on-woman rape accusation. When was the last time you heard of such an incident?

Singer Melanie Martinez, who rose to fame competing on season three of NBC’s “The Voice,” is accused by a former friend of sexual assault. The alleged incident was detailed by Timothy Heller, herself an aspiring musician, in a series of tweets posted on Monday afternoon.

The Los Angeles-based Heller recounted a night during which she “repeatedly said no” to Martinez’s sexual advances. Heller accuses Martinez of forceful penetration with a sex toy, among other acts.

Martinez and Heller have a friendship that dates back to around the year 2015.

At 11:30 p.m. Friday night, a few hours after the accusation starting trending on Twitter, Martinez posted a response on her own account, writing, “I am horrified and saddened by the statements and story told by Timothy Heller. What she and I shared was a close friendship … We tried to help each other. We both had pain in dealing with our individual demons… She never said no to what we chose to do together. And although we parted ways, I am sending her love and light always.”

No word yet on whether Heller has filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Timothy Heller is the one on the right with green hair.

UPDATE: Abigail Breslin jumped into the fray on the side of Timothy Heller with the following tweets: