While the dust is still yet to settle on all of last months allegations of sexual misconduct against band members and musicians, another serious allegation has been brought to light against Melanie Martinez.

Melanie Martinez was thrust to fame after appearing on The Voice in America in 2012 where she was eliminated in the sixth round, after being coached by Maroon 5‘s Adam Levine.

Earlier this week, a serious accusation of sexual misconduct was made against Melanie Martinez by former friend Timothy Heller. After 24 hours of social media silence, Melanie responded with an official statement posted on twitter, denying the allegations.

Read Melanie’s statement below:

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In light of the above, we’ve written a piece discussing how an emotional reaction to having a band member that you look up to being outed as problematic is entirely normal and expected. You can read that HERE.