Melanie Martinez Has Released Another Statement On Twitter After Sexual Assault Accusations
11 December 2017, 11:23
Melanie has thanked fans for researching the timeline and "[questioning] the story being told which reveal false statements."
Melanie Martinez has tweeted another statement in response to Timothy Heller's accusations that she sexually assaulted her.
Melanie's new comments on the situation have come after fans spent the past few days analysing Instagram posts to try and match up the dates that Timothy pin pointed in her account of the story. Read her latest statement below:
In the post, she wrote: "I understand how hard it could be to see my side of the story, considering no one with a heart would want to invalidate anyone speaking up about this topic."
She then goes on to say: "I want to thank fans who took the time to research the timeline, analyze past Instagram photos, and question the story being told which reveal her false statements."
"I trusted so many people in my life who took advantage of that trust for their own personal gain. Please know that my intentions with everything that I do in my life are always pure and I would never be intimate with someone without their absolute consent."
In her initial statement, Melanie's comment about consent raised a lot of concerns on Twitter. She wrote that Timothy "never said no to what we chose to do together." Many are of the understanding that "not saying no" isn't an acceptable form of consent.
After Melanie released her second statement, Timothy has since been inundated with tweets from fans of Melanie doubting her initial statement because the dates she provided didn't match up with activity on both Melanie and Timothy's social media accounts.
She later tweeted this in response to Melanie's tweet.
This is why victims don’t speak up. I wouldn’t wish this upon anyone.— Timothy Heller (@timethyheller) December 10, 2017
last night was rough but id like to say, I do NOT regret speaking up, and it doesnt mean that you shouldnt. Just because this is hard, doesnt mean it wasnt the right thing to do. No one should be silenced, and I know that talking about this was an important thing to do. ily guys https://t.co/y8AeFh793H— Timothy Heller (@timethyheller) December 10, 2017