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Melanie Martinez Has Been Accused Of Rape By A Former Friend

In a statement via Twitter, Melanie Martinez said that Timothy Heller "never said no to what we chose to do together."

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In a tweet on Tuesday morning, musician Timothy Heller accused fellow woman artist Melanie Martinez of rape.

When I wrote this story about my assault, I initially wasn’t going to make the abuser. But I think it’s important f… https://t.co/1ftBND1SQh

Heller says that the friendship later ended because Martinez said she didn't have time for it. Heller says that she has only now decided to share her story because of the recent #MeToo movement.

Following the tweet, a number of Martinez fan accounts have shared their support for Heller.

. @timethyheller you have our support on this. We're by your side. We really hope you can get through this and rise… https://t.co/ZQZcyZ8x3g

Estamos surpresos e em choque com as últimas declarações em relação à Melanie. Sentimos muito e deixamos claro que… https://t.co/Gv39XOi231

"We are surprised and shocked by the latest statements about Melanie. We are very sorry and make it clear that we do not support any type of abuse."

Wow. Well this account is cancelled https://t.co/MKqtvNIMhs

In response to the allegations, Martinez released a statement via Twitter, saying that Heller "never said no to what we chose to do together."

BuzzFeed News has reached out to both Martinez and Heller for further comment.

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rachael Krishna at rachael.krishna@buzzfeed.com.

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