Melanie Martinez is an American singer, songwriter, actress, director, photographer, screenwriter, and visual artist.
Melanie Martinez Biography, Career
Melanie Martinez was born on April 28, 1995 at Astoria, New York, United States in Astoria, Queens, and raised in Baldwin, New York, Martinez rose to prominence in 2012 after appearing on the American television vocal talent show The Voice.
Melanie Martinez first auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam, where her popularity rapidly grew within fans. Within the fifth week, she was eliminated which subsequently led to her working on original material.
Melanie Martinez Net Worth
Melanie Martinez has a net worth of $8 million. Melanie Martinez.
Melanie Martinez Rape Allegation
In December 2017, Melanie’s former friend Timothy Heller came forward and accused Melanie of sexually assaulting her.
She said “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. The power she had over me grew into me having a hard time saying ‘no’ to her.”
Timothy chronicles in great detail the two-night ordeal in which Melanie asked her about her sexual orientation and begged Timothy to have sex with her. On both nights, Timothy repeatedly told Melanie no, but the “Pity Party” singer persisted.
“‘Can I just touch your boobs?’ She began bartering with me. All I wanted to do was go to sleep… I lay still, in shock, completely not reciprocating. She performed oral sex on me and then I was penetrated with a sex toy without being asked. I said no. For two nights straight. It didn’t matter that I didn’t resist during the action. I had been broken down.”
As for Melanie, she responded with a brief statement and said,
“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.”
Does Melanie really think that just because Timothy didn’t say “no” that means that she wanted to have sex with her? We all know that silence does not equal consent. Timothy told her “no” multiple times and, given her recollection of that night, it’s clear that Timothy was coerced.
Melanie then took things a step further by not condemning her fans for attacking Timothy and even thanked them for questioning Timothy’s story further pushing the narrative that Timothy’s story was false.