Pop singer Melanie Martinez has released a statement.

The vocalist became in embroiled in rape accusations earlier this week, with acquaintance Timothy Heller making detailed claims against Martinez’s supposedly predatory behaviour.

Now, Martinez has responded by denying the accusations wholeheartedly. Taking to Twitter, she thanked fans for doing background research and discovering that the timeline Heller indicated was not in line with Martinez’s whereabouts.

She said: “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.  I want to thank my 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.” Heller has not yet responded to her statement, however this is expected within the next few days.

This is a developing story.