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Voice star denies lesbian rape


A STAR of The Voice in the US has denied allegations she sexually assaulted a female friend using a sex toy.

Singer Melanie Martinez has been accused of rape by a former friend, Timothy Heller, who claims she “repeatedly said no” to the singer’s sexual advances.

Heller, a female aspiring singer, came forward with the allegations on Monday, taking to Twitter to describe how Martinez, who shot to fame on The Voice in the US, sexually assaulted her.

“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.”

Martinez took to Twitter to deny the accusations, saying 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 said.

“What she and I shared…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/the-voices-melanie-martinez-denies-allegations-she-raped-a-female-friend-with-a-sex-toy/news-story/d21f824cbd06057609c39d32b67847d4

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