Melanie Martinez Fans Are Supporting Timothy Heller After Brave Sexual Assault Allegations
5 December 2017, 16:57 | Updated: 5 December 2017, 16:59
Fans of the singer are sending messages of support to Timothy in their thousands.
In case you missed it, Melanie Martinez was accused of sexual assault by her former friend, Timothy Heller earlier today (Dec 5.)
In the statement posted to Twitter, Timothy recounts that Melanie "became increasingly interested in [her] sexual preferences" and later kept asking her if she would have sex with her. She also reports that Melanie violated her sexually after she repeatedly said "no" to her advances. You can read her full statement here. Please be aware, the statement is disturbing.
Since the statement was published, fans of Melanie had flocked to Timothy's Twitter account to let her know that they believe her story and that they support her. Here are some of the messages that they have been sharing on Twitter:
have courage enough to share your history with us. i promise to you that the time’ll heal you and the justice will be make. you’re not alone. hope you always have love and happiness in your life, baby. 💗— vic’s fucking proud of camila cabello (@ifavlawrnc) December 5, 2017
youre so strong for coming out about this... we give you our endless support 😞❤️❤️❤️❤️— lily ✨ (@ewoksforirwin) December 5, 2017
you are so strong for doing what you did, i really hope youre doing okay. ❤️— gabe (@SAMSCOLLINS) December 5, 2017
Timothy Heller is so brave. I completely believe her, and think it’s so disheartening for people to not believe her.— ɾєуиå χσχσ (@meow_its_reyna) December 5, 2017
my heart is with timothy heller, incredibly proud of you for standing up for yourself. you are so brave, we are all here for you <3 girl on girl rape is just as serious, you are a strong woman.— char (@charl0tteavery) December 5, 2017
why is there even an argument about "needing more information" on melanie martinez being a rapist? Timothy Heller said she was raped by her and she was so brave for finally saying it you dont need to hear "melanie's side of the story" she is a rapist. PERIOD.— fizza. (@emeraIdhs) December 5, 2017
honestly im god damn glad that timothy heller speak up. It was so god damn brave for her doing it. ❤️— fxrah (@fxrah_n) December 5, 2017
in the wake of how despicable melanie martinez has been outed as, its important to recognize and support timothy heller for being so strong and brave, speaking out about her assault, esp against some1 as popular as mel & in such a circumstance that people find hard to believe 1/— the village witch (@groovygothh) December 5, 2017
Yooooooo this Melanie Martinez shit is really crazy!!!!!!!! What the fuck you really don’t know people even when you know em that’s so messed up. Timothy Heller sweetie ur so brave to have shared your story.— 🎄Tsundere Cactus🎄 (@_adri_james) December 5, 2017
Timothy Heller is so brave and I applaud her for being strong enough to retell the awful things that happened to her. Anyone that defends Melanie is getting blocked and reported you’re sick— Lika (@cyheryoongs) December 5, 2017
can i get a refund on melanie martinez merch? i'd very much rather spend it on people who don't rape. or use it to support timothy heller, bc she's so fucking brave and amazing for speaking out.— luna💫 (@halseyhoee) December 5, 2017
melanie’s “apology” is bullshit. i don’t know how some of you can still support her, or suggest that timothy heller is lying. you crybabies are disgusting.— َ (@snowcaIifornia) December 5, 2017
oh my god. i just now saw the timothy heller/melanie martinez news and read the account of what happened…my heart breaks for timothy right now and i am completely and utterly disgusted by melanie. to be clear, i was a fan of her music but my support for her ends now.— 𝒶𝓊𝒹𝓇𝑒𝓎 (@bastilleaud) December 5, 2017
Since bravely posting her statement on Twitter, Timothy has thanked everyone who has sent her messages of support.
Everyone is being so nice thank you:(— Timothy Heller (@timethyheller) December 4, 2017
Timothy is incredible brave for sharing her story and the support she has been shown on the internet, particularly by fans of Melanie, has been incredible. We will continue to report on this story if and when any updates happen.