Famous singer and former The Voice US star Melanie Martinez has hit back at claims she raped her female friend Timothy Heller.
The singer's ex-friend claims she “repeatedly said no” to the star’s sexual advances. Heller took to Twitter to further describe the alleged assault.
“I have kept this secret for years, convincing myself that it wasn’t a big deal and I wasn’t hurt by it. The thought of accepting that my best friend raped me seems insane,” Heller wrote.
“When faced with a friend who really needed help though, I can honestly say she let me down completely.”
See her emotional statement below:
Meanwhile, Martinez was quick to address the serious allegations on Twitter – denying the accusations and revealing Heller “did not say no” to anything they did together.
“I am horrified and saddened by the statements and story told by Timothy Heller,” Martinez wrote.
“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,” she affirmed.
Martinez shot to fame on US version of The Voice in 2014.